Thomas Jefferson: All Men are Created EqualHistorical
Thomas Jefferson answers the question: How could you write, “All men are created equal” in the Declaration of Independence and keep slaves during your lifetime?
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Preamble to the Bill of Rights
Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.