In which section of the Declaration of Independence is the purpose of government described? the Preamble, the body, the conclusion, the grievances.
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In the Preamble section of the Declaration of Independence, the purpose of government described

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The Declaration of Independence said that government has one primary purpose; to protecting the unalienable, God-given rights that all human beings posses. The Declaration states:  That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men

The Preamble of the Declaration of Independence describes the government purpose.  The Preamble first states that all people are given certain unalienable rights, including 'Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.' The Preamble then goes on to state that ' secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men...'. So, the Declaration states that the purpose of government is to secure the people rights .

Preamble to the U.S. Declaration of Independence, 1776 id as follows:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

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Grade:  9

Subject:  history

Chapter:  the Declaration of Independence

Keywords:  the Declaration of Independence

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