One hundred sixty-nine years ago, on July 4, 1776, a group of men drew up the document which is known today as the Declaration of Independence. These men did not meet with that end in mind. Their primary purpose in having that historical meeting was to evolve a plan whereby they might, in some way, overthrow the severe restrictions they were suffering at the hands of the British Crown. Foremost in the minds of them all was a feeling that had motivated the colonization of this hemisphere; the feeling that had instilled within them a vivid will to perpetuate a free world for all men, a world founded upon the proposition that, "All men are created equal."
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Manuscripts: Vol. 12
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/manuscripts/vol12/iss2/8