Declaration of Independence

By: Bayli Tilley

Q: Explain the ideas of unalienable rights and government by consent.

A: Unalienable Rights: incapable of being isolated…...Government by consent: A requirement for legitimate government: the authority of a government should depend on the consent of the people

Why does a just government need consent of the governed?

The most common idea is that government exists to secure the rights of the people and must be based on the consent of the governed.

Who is responsible for protecting or guaranteeing our unalienable rights?

Unalienable rights is protected by the Bill of Rights

Are the principles of unalienable rights and government by consent in the Declaration outdated, or are they still true today?

They are still true today because we still have rights that can’t be taken from us.

Do these principles matter to you? If so, how and why?

These principles do matter to me because they protect me and they make sure I can do what every other person can do and I am a “free” human being.

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