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How should the phrase, "All men are created equal" be understood today, and why? What do you think Thomas Jefferson meant when he wrote these words in the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and why?

  1. Ms. Sue

    It seems to me that "All men are created equal" is well understood today. The only change I'd make is all people are created equal.

    Jefferson probably meant that all white men were created equal.

  2. james

    why do you think he meant all white men?

  3. Bella

    because in the declaration it talks about African Americans and Native Americans in a very negative way...so it is obviously only talking about white men

  4. Bella

    "He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction...)

    'merciless, indian savages' doesnt sound like they're ALL created equal

  5. james

    Where can I find a copy of the Declaration of Independence?

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