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endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights Was this statement a true or a false statement Many people in the South believe this statement at the time 1780-1880 to be true Now when people look back at this statement and what it represented they see that this statement only held true for white male citizens of the United States The claim was never intended for women or slaves in the United States When looking at this statement and the articles that were written every right was given to the white male and was never intended for equality for anyone white male woman or slave This statement claims all men are created equal yet discriminates against women and slaves Therefore all men were not created equal under law they were not given their natural born rights and they were punished for attempting to be on the same level as the white male citizens Today all people in the United States have an equal opportunity to become what they want to become It is hard to imagine a time in American history when this great freedom was not offered to everyone yet at the time when these words were written women were subordinate and slaves were brought here against their own will Once the slaves were brought here they were put up on auctions blocks and sold to the highest bidder They were then brought to their masters plantation where they had to work on the farm from daybreak to nightfall hardly ever getting a break The slaves were never given enough food to make it through the week The pork was often tainted and the fish was of poorest quality-herrings Their clothes lasted them possibly one season consisted of two tow-linen shirts-such linen as the coarsest crash towels are made of one pair of trowsers of the same material for summer and a pair of trowsers and a jacket made of woolen
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