All Men Are Created Equal Dbq Analysis

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Are all people really considered to be equal in the 13 colonies? According to the Continental Congress “all men are created equally”. Which makes them hypocrites. The Congress favors themselves to be crucial, accommodating, and wanting to show that they are doing the finest for the colonies. But they are treating others the opposite of how they want to be treated, others not just including blacks, but women. The Declaration of Independence was made so that colonists would feel more independent and peaceful as a nation, but with slavery and discrimination people are still not equal. Therefore the statement “all men are created equal” is hypocritical because using source A, the declaration of Independence, Source B, The Letter from Abigail Adams, …show more content…
This can be inferred because source A is in fact the Declaration of Independence and it reads that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equally, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. This line is describing how they assume that all men are created equal by their creator and have unalienable rights which are self-evident and cannot be bobbled with. This is advised as erroneous information and very dross because I don’t think that women nor slaves (blacks) would agree with the Congress writing this. It is very abhorrent and also a large act of discrimination for the Congress to treat others brutally and then write a document stating that they see all men as egalitarian. The word self-evident means not needing to be demonstrated or displayed, this definition is showing how the congress is justifying that they don’t need to prove the fact that all men are created equally. However this is false because they don’t have any evidence to back them up. Also the fact that they used the word truth in front of self-evident is also proving that they think what they are writing is correct, and that the “truth” doesn’t need to be proven. Another part that stood out when I read the declaration of independence is the testimony that all people have natural rights and should be respected. This is very deceitful because not everyone in the colonies has natural rights and are certainly not all

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