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Will anyone be willing to help me out? (QUICK QUESTION)

what is specifically mentioned about all people being equal during the time this country was formally founded? Or was there anything mentioned at all about equal rights and such :confused:
PLEASE HELP :)

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the constidution says that "all men are created equal" but the founding fathers considered the phrase differently as we do today. THey meant that all white anglo saxon men could participate in government. Hope this helps, check out the constitution for specific wording issues

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African-Americans weren't considered "men" but "property."

If you want to read more on this issue, I would deffianetly recommend the book (paperback) "Founding Brothers" and read "The Silence" chapter.

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it is stated in the constitution that "all men are are created equal" meaning all white men with property... ie. land and such... slaves were considered property, indians were considered to be below slaves, and women and no legal standing umless they were widowed... i hope this is all the help that you need.

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heh, i just realized something, we all 3 said pretty much the same thing, but each one expanding on what the last one had said, heh, I like it.

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