Which statement best summarizes the following portion of the declaration of independence? we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. a. people have certain rights and it is the role of government to protect those rights. b. governments tend to interfere with people's rights. c. all human beings are equal and should have an equal share of the land. d. all governments need to be replaced.
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B) All human beings are equal and should have an equal share of the land
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Jefferson essentially says that the only and main purpose of government is to prootect the rights of those they govern, and that any government can exist only with the concent of the governed.
C People have certain rights, and it is the role of the government to protect those rights
C. People have certain rights and it is the role of government to
protect those rights.
This part of the declaration of independence talks about how all people have rights and that it is is the governments job to help keep those rights