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4.1.1 Journal: We Hold These Truths Journal U.S. Government and Politics (S4124713) Edward Ellis Points possible: 10 Date: ____________ For this assignment, you will answer some questions about natural rights and how the interpretation of these rights has changed over time. To get the best grade possible, follow the instructions in the assignment closely and answer all questions completely. This assignment is worth 10 points. 1. The Declaration of Independence stated that all men were created equal and that they had natural rights that could not be taken away. How were these beliefs enforced in the early United States? (3 points) Well for white men over the age of 21 that owned land, they were full-fledged citizens who could vote. As for the other classes of society (women, black people, and Native Americans) they were not considered citizens, therefore the rights did not apply to them. 2. Identify a group that was not considered equal when the Constitution was written. How did the new country fail to protect this group? (2 points) Women. They weren’t allowed to vote, and therefore did not have any representation in the government.
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  • Fall '17
  • Christopher Herron
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