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US Declaration of Independence

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In this tutorial Walter Isaacson walks Sal through the United States Declaration of Independence. In doing so, they discuss the philosophical underpinnings of the American Revolution and the United States in general. Walter Isaacson is the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute. He is the former CEO and Chairman of CNN and Managing Editor of Time Magazine. He has written best-selling biographies of Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein and Henry Kissinger.

Background and introduction to the United States Declaration of Independence

VIDEO 8:38 minutes
In this video, Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson talks to Sal about the background to the Declaration of Independence.

All men are created equal

VIDEO 7:14 minutes
In this video, Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson talks to Sal about  the Declaration of Independence.

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

VIDEO 5:55 minutes
In this video, Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson talks to Sal about  the Declaration of Independence.

Tyranny and despotism

VIDEO 9:54 minutes
In this video, Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson talks to Sal about  the Declaration of Independence.

First draft of the Declaration of Independence

VIDEO 8:10 minutes
In this video, Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson talks to Sal about  the Declaration of Independence.

Birth of the US Constitution

VIDEO 12:43 minutes
In this video, Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson talks to Sal about  the Declaration of Independence.

US Declaration of Independence Quiz

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Questions on the US Declaration of Independence