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1.4 Declaration Ind

Civics Florida Standard SS.7.C.1.4 Declaration of Independence

abolish to end
assent to agree
consent of the governed an agreement made by the people to establish a government and abide by its laws
deprive to take something away
derive to take
despotism a system of government where the ruler has unlimited power
dissolve to bring to an end
endow to be given something naturally
grievance a complaint
impel to urge
impose to establish by using authority or power
institute to establish
natural rights the belief that individuals are born with basic rights that cannot be taken away by governments
oppression the use of authority or power in a cruel or unjust manner
quarter to house
rectitude the quality or state of being correct
self-evident obvious, having no need of proof
tyranny a government in which a single ruler possesses and abuses absolute power
tyrant a single ruler that possess and abuses absolute government power
unalienable (inalienable) rights basic rights of the people that may not be taken away
usurpation the act of exercising power by force