What Is The Declaration's Universal Message Of Equality

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The American people had taken the unbelievable step of Declaring Independence from Great Britain and of forming a new nation, the Declaration's universal message of equality spoke not only to the founding fathers' generation but also to future generations and peoples around the world struggling to throw off oppression. Its words inspired Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, the abolitionist movement against slavery, women seeking the vote, Martin Luther King's “I Have a Dream” speech, the shipyard workers of Gdansk, protesters in the streets of Prague opposed to the Soviet Union, and Chinese students confronting communist tanks in Tiananmen Square.

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