Source Analysis – The Declaration of Independence

Source Analysis – The Declaration of Independence
Previewing the Source:
What do you see? List anything that comes to mind.
What questions could you ask about this source?
Analysis Questions:
1. What values are set forth in the Declaration of Independence? (Make a list)
2. Why is the date the Declaration of Independence was signed important?
3. People sometimes use the phrase “your John Hancock” to mean “your signature.” Why do you
think his signature has become so famous?
4. Among the signatures, which names do you recognize?
How will the colonists relationship with Great Britain change from this point forward?