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APUSH-5-B

Declaration of Independence


Resources:

The Struggle for Freedom
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant pages:
Meanings of Freedom: Slavery Denounced
The American Revolution: Slavery Expands

Relevant texts:
Transcript of clause in Jefferson's rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, June, 1776.
Transcript of clause in Jefferson's rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, June, 1776.

Relevant transcripts:
Professor Foner introduces the contradiction of slavery.

Abolitionism and Antislavery
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant pages:
The Abolitionist Position: Core Concepts

Relevant texts:
W. L. Garrison, "To the Public," from the Liberator.
Preamble to the Declaration of Independence

Meanings of Freedom: Slavery Denounced
Resource Type: Primary Source
The Selling of Joseph by Samuel Sewall is the first antislavery tract published in America (1700).

The Abolitionist Position: Core Concepts
Resource Type: Primary Source
The Declaration of Independence. Engraving of the original document (1823).

The American Revolution and Its Legacy
Resource Type: Document-Based Question
In exploring the radical and conservative aspects of the American Revolution, these documents introduce students to the principles of equality and republicanism and the arguments for independence from Great Britain (via the Declaration of Independence and Thomas Paine's Common Sense).

The Declaration of Independence
Resource Type: Primary Source
In the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress asserted American independence from Britain and justified its decision to do so by citing a series of alleged violations of American rights.

The American Revolution and Slavery
Resource Type: Document-Based Question
The revolutionary era (1775–89) gave birth to contradictory definitions of freedom and equality. For some, freedom and equality entailed the right to property, including slave property. For others, freedom and equality implied universal entitlements that applied to all individuals, including slaves. This DBQ offers students the opportunity to debate these contradictory definitions by analyzing the definition of freedom each author uses in the provided documents.


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