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The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America

Jefferson, Thomas. "Declaration of Independence." Archives.gov. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2016.

What is the main idea of paragraph one?

A

When one group of people decide to separate from another, it is the duty of that people to explain why the separation is necessary.

B

Political separation is a serious and powerful event and it should not be entered into lightly.

C

The Laws of Nature and Nature's God require the dissolution of political connections due to recent human events.

D

When declaring a political separation, the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God should be consulted in order to take the opinion of the people into consideration.