All Men Are Not Created Equal Essay

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All Men are Not Created Equal
Since the beginnings of our nation’s it has been implied that all people should be viewed as equals but the question is, are all people seen as equal? Our founding fathers wrote that all men were all one of the same. Everyone is familiar with Thomas Jefferson's famous quote," We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” The passage claims that we are all equal but where is the proof that we are? It was stated in the Declaration of Rights of Man and of the Citizen, “Men are born free and remain free and of equal rights”. I do not believe that these statements apply to all of mankind. Throughout history many acts have proven otherwise. As we take a look throughout history we see
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They had to leave everything they knew behind, the land they hunted and farmed to have to go to unknown territories. The land they left behind was then free for the white settlers own personal use. The American Indians were ordered to go by the same people who said we are all created equal, the United States Government. The forced march off of their land was devastating to the Native American Indians. As Curtis states “Many Native Americans suffered from exposure, disease, and starvation while en route to their destination, and many died, including 4,000 of the 15,000 relocated Cherokee.” This was a necessary task though because the whites needed their land. Would you consider this being fair and equal treatment or an example of us all being created equal?
After gaining the right to vote, women are still being discriminated against. Women today are still not being treated as equal. Traditionally it was very important for a woman to stay at home to raise children, cook, and clean. As time has changed it is being more and more common for women to work outside the home. In addition, women are looked down upon for the choices they make concerning their careers. It sometimes takes two incomes to support a family. Single