This is an animated, editable power point presentation on the legacy of the Declaration of Independence and its affects on different groups.
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
So begins the Declaration of Independence. But what was the Declaration of Independence? Why do Americans continue to celebrate July 4, 1776 as the birthday of the United States? The United States Constitution was not signed until 1789, some 13 years later!
While that date might just mean a barbecue and fireworks to some today, what did the Declaration of Independence mean when it was written in the summer of 1776?
The presentation covers the following:
What is the Declaration of Independence
A Legal Document
A Practical Document
A Commitment to Human Equality
Full Human Equality
Impact on Women
What Did the Signers Mean?
This is one of several power point presentations that I offer in my store on...Establishing the US Government and Foundations of Government.