Examine the central ideas expressed in the Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson and adopted July 4, 1776, and their intellectual origins including:
A. John Locke’s theory on natural and unalienable rights, including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
B. the ideals of equality for all individuals, including the impact of the First Great Awakening.
C. the purpose of government as a social contract requiring the consent of the governed
D. economic and political grievances against British policies.