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Unformatted text preview: -Minor premise o Several grievances against the former government-Conclusion o America had the right to rebel Legacy of Declaration-A radical revolution? o Not really in the economic sense, but in the political sense it is because it was a new thought that people could choose who they were governed by-An experiment in democracy o Everyone was looking at America to see if the implementation of these ideas would work out -Significance as a founding document o Not considered as strong of a founding doc because of the lack of statement of equality Gettysburg-Battle of ended with over 50,000 people killed/wounded/missing; equal to Vietnam war but only 3 days long-Speech: changed how we viewed the constitution-Elevated the Declaration to be more important than Const-Established equality as a central principle...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course POLI 100 taught by Professor Rabinowitz during the Fall '07 term at UNC.
- Fall '07