Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence

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Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence

  • Independence is declared.

  • All men are created equal. “All men are created equal. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal….”

  • Men have unalienable Rights: Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

  • Governments derive their authority from the consent of the people. “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

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