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Why did Benjamin Franklin change Thomas Jefferson’s original phrase, “We hold these truths to be sacred” to “We hold these truths to be self-evident” in the Declaration of Independence?
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benjamin franklin was an atheist, which means he did not believe in a higher power and did not view rights as sacred

benjamin franklin believed that only through reason could a new nation protect the rights of the people

benjamin franklin wanted to display his prowess as a newspaper editor, a position that had improved his writing

benjamin franklin believed that people, no divine right, should select representatives to government

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  1. Absolutely right! :-)

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