The Declaration Of Independence And The United States Of America

1062 WordsSep 10, 20155 Pages
40 Acers and a Mule Was Never Enough The United States of America is known as a place of God-given rights and equality for a diverse group of people. Since the founding of America, it was built off of the blood, sweat, and tears of immigrates. Yet, since the primeval years of this nation’s commencement, African American women rights have been adjusted or eliminated because of the pigmentation of their skin and has limited their right to exercise inalienable Rights taken for granted by even men of their own race and has set restrictions in society based on the color of their skin. The Declaration of Independence was written to express the reason for revolt against England and that they had no representation in England to voice their rights and opinions. Our founding fathers wrote, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” (5). This statement clearly does not indicate “white men” in detail but the problem is, it does not prescribe exactly who “all men” where. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1776 during the Continental Congress, not one African American was present nor represented. The
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