posted by Amy~ on .
For this quote " We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."
1) When? July 4, 1776 or just 1776
2) In what context was it used? Declaration of Independence
3) Was this quote aimed at King George III OR Britain.
4) What would be the significance of the quote in illumminating a theme of US history? - would it be that everyone has certain natural rights (but i don't think this is it)
These seem to be correct. Be aware, though, that the Declaration was written before and was SIGNED on July 4, 1776.
I'd say King George III for #3. He was the power, after all.
And I agree with your interpretation of "all men are created equal" = natural rights for everyone. These days, though, we seem to automatically interpret the word "men" to mean humans!