2.1 Declarations of Independence on Social Media

Throughout U.S. history, oppressed and disenfranchised groups (women, African Americans, farmers, workers, indigenous peoples, and more) have set forth their declarations of independence.

Modelled after the original Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776, each document presents a vision for achieving full rights, freedoms, and liberties as members of American democracy. 

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Imagine that these groups had access to modern social media platforms. How would they have utilized social media to express their ideas and gain support for their Declarations of Independence?

Activity 1: Design a Social Media Campaign for a Declaration of Independence

Activity 2: Design a Modern-Day Declaration of Independence

Additional Resources

Connecting to the eBook

Building Democracy for All: What Do Other Declarations of Independence Declare?

Connecting to the Standards