All Men Are Created Equal

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“All Men Are Created Equal” According to the United States Declaration of Independence, “all men are created equal.” This is a statement that everyone perceives differently. Keeping the Founding Fathers in mind, there are two different perceptions to this statement. One perception is that the Founding Fathers truly believed in their statement that all men are created equal. The other perception is that the Founding Fathers just added the statement into the Declaration for a good impression upon the people of America. In this essay there are a few situations that support the fact that the Founding Fathers really did believe that all men are created equal. The phrase “all men are created equal” goes onto say that they are “endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, & the pursuit of happiness.” The Founding Fathers were writing this statement inquiring that all people are created by a creator, or God, to be born equal. The founders were very religious, and they strongly believed that God made people to have an equal opportunity at life, certain freedoms, and the chance to live a happy life. Not everything in life is fair and everyone has to go through difficult experiences. The Founding Fathers meant that everyone born had a fair chance at life, not that everyone would live a perfect, happy, free life. Slavery is probably the biggest topic that comes up when people talk about the phrase “all men are created equal.” It is true that slaves were treated unfairly and some were even just born into slavery, therefore they did not get a real chance to live freely. However, as we’ve seen in class, slavery started way back around 1600 B.C. To the Founding Fathers, slavery was relatively normal. Back then, it was quite a step for the Founding Fathers to even mention ending slavery. Founding Father, John Jay said, “Prior
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