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Refers to the following passage from the U.S. Declaration of Independence: We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare that these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States ….
Based on this passage, what value did the authors of the Declaration share?

A A belief in national self-determination.

A value is a deeply held belief that forms part of the basis for a person’s views and outlook. All the authors shared and were motivated by a strong belief in national self-determination, the idea that people have the right to determine their own system of government rather than having it imposed by an outside power. By signing the Declaration of Independence, the authors knew they were disloyal to the established authority (A desire to be loyal to authority) and taking an action that would lead to war, not peace (A desire to maintain peace). This passage mentions nothing about Christianity (A belief in Christianity)

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