How did the Declaration of Independence outline the basic rights and liberties of citizens?
#70132. Asked by cursed_11. (Aug 27 06 12:01 PM)
The Declaration of Independence declares the 13 original Colonies independent from British rule, it also gives reasons for the need for this declaration.|
The outline of the basic rights and liberties of US citizens is within the Constitution.
Through the Propositions:|
Proposition 1: All men are created equal.
Proposition 2: They [all men, from proposition 1] are
endowed by their creator with certain
Proposition 3: Among these [man's unalienable rights,
from proposition 2] are life, liberty,
and the pursuit of happiness.
Proposition 4: To secure these rights [man's
unalienable rights, from propositions 2
and 3] governments are instituted among
Proposition 5: Whenever any form of government becomes
destructive of these ends [securing
man's unalienable rights, from
propositions 2-4], it is the right of
the people to alter or to abolish it.
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