The Concept Of Equality During The American Revolution

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While the Declaration of Independence was the foundation of the United States, hypocrisy seemed to flow out of the same pen that was used to write this significant document since African-Americans and women were excluded from this pursuit of liberty. The Founding fathers have failed immensely to keep true to their words. All men were never equal and to this day aren’t equal. This verse from the Declaration of Independence , “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” is something that to this day is being fought for. The concept of equality had not changed during the revolutionary period nor through the critical period or through the ratification of the …show more content…
The concept of equality that the founding fathers held was simple; they wanted to have an equal say along with the British rule about how the colonies were governed. These leaders decided that they did not like quartering troops and they were fed up by being taxed without representation. This lead to the revolution. The revolution left America with great economic despair and made everyone question the policies that were implemented. Some of these policies related to slavery. Virginia passed laws that encouraged a slavery free country, but not many believed it was a good idea. Slavery wasn’t abolished but in their attempt to have a two-house legislature, slaves were finally counted as three-fifths of a free person. However, that did not mean they were treated any better than before. Indians had more rights at this point than American women and African-Americans, combined. It was not later till the 13th Amendment was passed, where African-Americans earned some rights. But even then they would be judged and

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