The reason I say it is arguable is because some thought that when writing it

The reason i say it is arguable is because some

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Independence. The reason I say it is arguable is because some thought that when writing it, Thomas Jefferson was not abolishing slavery. Even though the Declaration of Independence states that “all men are created equal,” all slaves were not freed at the time. Douglass argues this point because he strongly felt that it did not matter what people interpreted it as. What mattered was what it actually said and not what people understood it as. His main point is that because it did say, “all men are created equal,” that is in fact what it is. When I was reading this article, I honestly felt that Douglass did have a point, however, when the Declaration of Independence was signed, it should have completely
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ended slavery. This makes me wonder what the point of it was to begin with if not all human beings were given the same right to live their life as they pleased. I can also argue that the 14 th Amendment didn’t fully implement fundamental rights to all human beings. Plessy vs. Ferguson is a great example to show even racism hadn’t ended by the time the 14 th
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