Quiz: Declaration of Independence (english 11 odyssey)

What is Jefferson saying here about overthrowing the government? Select all that apply. Overthrowing a government is not a decision to be taken lightly.People should not overthrow their government for just any reason.Overthrowing governments has occurred frequently throughout history.People have the right to overthrow their government whenever they feel like it. People should not overthrow their government for just any reason.Overthrowing a government is not a decision to be taken lightly.
According to Jefferson, when does it become “necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another”?only during times of military conflictonly by the mutual consent of both partieswhen it becomes economically advantageous to do sowhen people’s unalienable rights have been threatened when people’s unalienable rights have been threatened
What best describes the two central ideas Jefferson expresses in the Declaration of Independence?The King of Great Britain has no real power over the colonies since they never consented to his authority.People have the right to form their own governments, and the best form of government is a democratically elected one.People have certain natural rights, and they have the right to overthrow any government that does not respect these rights.Great Britain is too far away to govern the colonies effectively because the most effective governments are local governments. People have the right to form their own governments, and the best form of government is a democratically elected one.
Which of these is an example of Jefferson’s use of figurative language?”all men are created equal””to dissolve the political bands””he has refused his Assent to Laws””he has obstructed the Administration of Justice” “all men are created equal”
To whom does Jefferson address the Declaration?Congressa candid worldthe American peoplethe King of Great Britain Congress
Read the excerpt below and answer the question.We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity.What best describes Jefferson’s purpose in this excerpt?to condemn the British monarchyto gain sympathy for the American causeto appeal to the colonists’ British brethrento establish common ground with the reader to gain sympathy for the American cause
Read the excerpt below and answer the question.He has made her, if married, in the eye of the law, civilly dead.The phrase “civilly dead” in the above excerpt from Stanton’s Declaration of Sentiments is an example of _____.figurative languagetechnical languagedenotative languageconnotative language denotative language
Read the excerpt below and answer the question.He has never permitted her to exercise her inalienable right to the elective franchise.What is the “elective franchise” Stanton refers to in this excerpt?the right to votethe right to own propertythe right to file for divorcethe right to operate a business the right to vote
Read the excerpt below and answer the question.He has created a false public sentiment by giving to the world a different code of morals for men and women, by which moral delinquencies which exclude women from society, are not only tolerated but deemed of little account in man.In this excerpt, Stanton accuses men of _____.perpetuating a double standarddenying women access to higher educationignoring their own responsibilities in raising childrentaking advantage of women’s diminished legal status perpetuating a double standard
Read the excerpt below and answer the question.because women do feel themselves aggrieved, oppressed, and fraudulently deprived of their most sacred rightsStanton’s use of phrases like “fraudulently deprived of their most sacred rights” is an example of _____.connotative languagedenotative languagefigurative languagetechnical language denotative language
Stanton’s main purpose in the Declaration of Sentiments is to do which of the following?create a new set of laws for women written by womendissolve the political bands connecting men and womendemand the same rights and privileges for women as for menbring punitive action against men for their crimes against women demand the same rights and privileges for women as for men
Read the excerpt below and answer the question.He has made her morally, an irresponsible being, as she can commit many crimes with impunity, provided they be done in the presence of her husband.What can we infer from this excerpt about the legal status of women at the time?Women were able to get away with more than men.Women were considered the property of their husbands.Women were punished more harshly for crimes than men.Women were expected to break the law for their husbands. Women were expected to break the law for their husbands.
How is the Declaration of Sentiments historically important to our country’s foundation?It was the first abolitionist document.It addressed both the rights of women and African-Americans.It brought out the idea of women’s suffrage.It endorsed the ideas presented in the Constitution. It endorsed the ideas presented in the Constitution.
What is Stanton’s purpose in borrowing so heavily from Jefferson’s Declaration?to liken herself to one of the Founding Fathersto reveal the hypocrisy evident in Jefferson’s documentto make a subtle point about intellectual property ownershipto draw a parallel between her cause and another important historic event to draw a parallel between her cause and another important historic event.
Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence and Stanton’s Declaration of Sentiments both include: _____. Select all that apply.a discussion of natural rightsdemands for equal representationa lengthy list of offenses and abusesthe dissolution of political connections a discussion of natural rightsdemands for equal representationthe dissolution of political connections
Match the term to its example.1. figurative language 2. connotative language 3. technical language “He has monopolized nearly all the profitable employments””He closes against her all the avenues to wealth and distinction” “He allows her in church, as well as State, but a subordinate position, claiming Apostolic authority for her exclusion from the ministry” 1. “He closes against her all the avenues to wealth and distinction” 2. “He has monopolized nearly all the profitable employments”3. “He allows her in church, as well as State, but a subordinate position, claiming Apostolic authority for her exclusion from the ministry”.
In at least one hundred and fifty words, summarize the argument Jefferson puts forth in the Declaration of Independence and the structure he uses to express his argument. It has become necessary for the 13 colonies to separate from Great Britain. These 13 colonies have the right to become a nation as legitimate as any other nation. Additionally, it is important to explain to the public, including those in other nations, why this declaration of independence is made. This declaration is based on certain truths. All men are meant to be equal and to have certain rights (“unalienable rights”) that the government should never take away. These rights include “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Governments exist to support the rights of men. Governments exist only through the power of the people that they represent. When a government fails to grant rights to the people and removes the involvement of the people, the people have the right to change their government in a way that will allow for their unalienable rights to be protected. Governments should not be overthrown for trivial reasons; it is not typical for people to change a system that they are accustomed to. However, when the people have suffered many abuses under the control of a totalitarian leader, they not only have the right but the duty to overthrow that government.
In at least one hundred words, describe the legal and social status of women at the time the Declaration of Sentiments was written in 1848. Delaraction of Rights and Sentiments, is a document signed in 1848 by 68 women and 32 men. 100 out of some 300 attendee at the first women’s rights convention to be organized by women. They werent free to speak their own opinion..they couldnt get an education all they did was work and become house wives ..men were allowed to use them as a slave.
In at least one hundred and fifty words, describe what grounds Stanton uses to demand equal rights for women and how this compares to the reasoning Jefferson uses in his Declaration. In 1848, Cady Stanton and Mott did hold the first Woman’s Rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York. She wrote “The Declaration of Sentiments,” calling for changes in law and society – educational, legal, political, social and economic – to elevate women’s status, and demanding the right to vote.
In at least one hundred words, compare the structure of Stanton’s Declaration of Sentiments to that of Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence. Declaration of Sentiments to the Declaration of Independence to the first and probably most matching similarity that comes to my mind is the fact that in both documents someone has the purpose to achieve inalienable rights – Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. It is in each case there is a different “someone” wanting to pursue these inalienable rights for different causes. Thomas Jefferson’s declares it for political causes. Changing historical context the ideas of freedom and liberty change. The Declaration of Independence was written during a time when freedom meant political justice. The Declaration of Sentiments was written during a time when freedom meant equality among genders. However, freedom and liberty will always be freedom and liberty.
In three to five sentences, explain the definition of logical fallacy, and describe the effect that logical fallacies can have on an argument. Fallacies are common errors in reasoning that will undermine the logic of your argument. Fallacies can be either illegitimate arguments or irrelevant points, and are often identified because they lack evidence that supports their claim. Avoid these common fallacies in your own arguments and watch for them in the arguments of others.

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