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On July 2 1776 in Philadelphia the Continental Congress adopted the resolution introduced by Richard Henry Lee and John Adams which actually declared independence from Great Britain The Declaration which explained why the Colonies now States declared their independence was adopted by the Continental Congress July 4 1776 The leading draftsman was Thomas Jefferson assisted by John Adams Benjamin Franklin Robert R Livingston and Roger Sherman Does the Declaration of Independence say that all men are created equal The Declaration of Independence states as follows We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life Liberty and the pursuit of HappinessPg1 To first answer the question you have to realize that the definition of man was used very different then how the word is used today During the time of the Declaration man was described as a White male landowner Blacks were not considered men they were considered property to their owners Women also were not considered to have much importance during this time history shows that they could not even vote Therefore the word man as in the text is very limited to just one certain group that made up the colonies So according to the Second Continental Congress which was made up of all White male landowners all men are created equal Did the writers of the Declaration say that democracy was the best form of government for the country they were declaring independent Although the Declaration does not exactly state that Democracy is the best form of government it does read Governments are instituted among Men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it and to institute new Government laying its
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