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Handout G: Glossary

Abolish: To stop or get rid of.

Alter: To change.

Consent of the Governed: The power of government comes from the people.

Declaration: A public announcement or statement.

Denunciation: A rejection of something because it is bad.

Deriving: Obtaining from.

Endowed: Provided with.

Independence: Not dependent on others; Freedom from outside control.

Indictment: A statement that someone has committed a crime.

Instituted: Started or begun.

Liberty: Except where authorized by citizens through the Constitution, government does not have the authority to limit freedom.

Pursuit: The act of looking for something or trying to get something.

Right: The natural freedom to do something.

Self-evident: clearly true without needing to be proven.

Unalienable (inalienable) rights: Rights which belong to us by nature and can never be justly taken away.