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DOC 2 “We hold these truths to be self evident” o Not only is the rest of the paragraph true, but it is so obviously true that they don’t have to logically defend it No room for counter argument because there is no argument “All men are created equally” o Jefferson wanted to include practice of slave trade as grievance against the crown o Aware of hypocrisy o Framers meant men as a sex specifically Didn’t think women had capacity to reason “Inalienable rights” o Can’t take them away o Endowed by your creator o Can’t give up your rights “…among these are Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” o other universal rights o Liberty = freedom o Liberty is universal and given by creator Constitution did not have a consensus around it
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Unformatted text preview: • 2 major changes in 2 versions o 1 is against the British people o Condemnation of the slave trade Table the issue and put it off till the constitution • Grievances indicate concerns to be discussed in the constitution • Crown was usurping rights and powers • Anti-federalists o Powers to local states and individuals • Federalists o Rights of the states and individual liberties should go to government o Thought checks and balances would protect states and individual liberties o Didn’t think they needed amendments o Thought checks and balances was sufficient o Trusted the political system that they created • Trial by jury goes right into the constitution •...
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