Testifying to the Truth

Statements verified by public documents

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Declaring right to be free

Statement: 

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 Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, . . .

Artifacts/Facts:

This statement is the beginning of the second paragraph of the Declaration of Indenpendence, written in congress July 4, 1776.

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