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(SOLVED) What Do You Think That Thomas Jefferson Means In The Declaration Of Independence When He Claims That It Is A Self Evident Truth That All Men Are Created Equal?

I view the Declaration as a point of departure and a promise, and the Constitution as a set of commitments that had lasting consequences – some troubling, others transformative 🤓 The Declaration, in its remarkable concision, gives us self-evident truths that form the premises of the right to revolution and the capacity to create new governments resting on popular consent 😊 The original Constitution, by contrast, involved a set of political commitments that recognized the legal status of slavery within the states and made the federal government partially responsible for upholding “the peculiar institution 🤓” As my late colleague Don Fehrenbacher argued, the Constitution was deeply implicated in establishing “a slaveholders’ republic” that protected slavery in complex ways down to 1861.
I view the Declaration as a point of departure and a promise, and the Constitution as a set of commitments that had lasting consequences – some troubling, others transformative 🤓 The Declaration, in its remarkable concision, gives us self-evident truths that form the premises of the right to revolution and the capacity to create new governments resting on popular consent 😊 The original Constitution, by contrast, involved a set of political commitments that recognized the legal status of slavery within the states and made the federal government partially responsible for upholding “the peculiar institution 🤓” As my late colleague Don Fehrenbacher argued, the Constitution was deeply implicated in establishing “a slaveholders’ republic” that protected slavery in complex ways down to 1861. Arthur Lopez of Datong in China modified this text on 20 February 2020.
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DontayHough loc.govThis article explains how the idea that all men can be created equal is a core concept of European Enlightenment philosophy. The Declaration of Independence was created with the idea that “all men” can be interpreted in many ways. While most people interpret “all men” as meaning humanity, some argue that Jefferson and other Declaration authors meant to exclude children and women. It is evident that the term “all men”, which was used in the context of times, meant “humanity” and so those who, like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Abraham Lincoln, invoked the Declaration of Independence as a means of requesting equality. African Americans The moral and historical high ground was seized by women. From where did the idea originate? » (modified by Johnny Kim from Dandong, China on September 12, 2020)
Ushistory.org This explains why we consider these truths self-evident. It reveals that all people are created equal and that their Creator has given them certain unalienable rights, including Life, Liberty, and 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. Prudence will tell you that governments that have been established for a long time should not be altered or destroyed by light or temporary causes. All experience has shown that people are much more inclined to suffer when evils are sufferedable, than to correct themselves by changing the form to which they were used to. If a series of abuses and usurpations pursuing the exact same goal leads to them being reduced to absolute Despotism, then it is their right to do away with such Government. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. It is the history of the present King The history of Great Britain has been characterized by repeated injury and usurpations that all have in common the goal of establishing an absolute Tyranny over these States. Let facts be presented to the candid world in order to prove it. Last modified by Estefania from Omsk (Russia) 6 weeks ago
Time.com also explains how thomas Jefferson began life in a monarchy, under the reign of George II, in one of Britain’s North American colonies—Virginia. Everyone knew their place in the monarchical system. There was little chance of anyone being moved beyond it. Although the American provinces weren’t on the same level as the American aristocrats, they had their own system of hierarchy. Jefferson’s family connections meant that his birthplace was at the top. It is not surprising that Jefferson would become associated with equality. It is particularly so because he was raised in a slave community and saw his entire family participate in slavery’s establishment. With his involvement as a slave-owner and being born into an unequal world, he was well aware of what this meant. In his world, equality was not something he expected. Last edited by Daneisha Shihan, Fuzhou Fujian (China)
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