Every man is created equal
The Declaration of Independence Quotes by Thomas Jefferson
All Men Are Created Equal
"All Men Are Created Equal." Really?
The quotation " all men are created equal " is part of the U. Declaration of Independence , which Thomas Jefferson penned in during the beginning of the American Revolution. The phrase was present in Jefferson's original draft of the declaration. The final form of the phrase was stylized by Benjamin Franklin. Thomas Jefferson, through his friendship with Lafayette, was heavily influenced by French philosophers of the Age of Enlightenment , such as Voltaire, Rousseau and Montesquieu.
The Declaration of Independence says that "all Men are created equal". Looking at the treatment of minorities during and after of which it was written, that statement says otherwise. Minority groups have suffered greatly by the hands of the U. From slavery, massacres, and denial of entry to the United States. Starting from the early s to the late s , African slaves were brutally lynched, raped and separated from their families by slave owners. Their names, identities, and human rights were stripped away from them. From to , African Americans fought for civil rights.
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Source: The Declaration of Independence. Author: Thomas Jefferson. 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. In , Americans were sick of being under the heel of England So Congress assigned Thomas Jefferson the task of drafting a declaration of independence. And boy, did he.