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A-A outline

  1. 1. “All Men Are Created Equal…”<br />But did all American’s Experience this equality?<br />Main Idea: While the Declaration of Independence declared that “All men are created equal” not everyone experienced this equality during the Revolutionary Era. <br />
  2. 2. The Case of the Slave<br />Slaves were the property of their masters<br />If caught running away, slaves were maimed or killed<br />Maimed: had a body part injured or cut off<br />If a slaves master and plantation was captured by the British, he would be resold <br />
  3. 3. Is this “equality”?<br />
  4. 4. The Case of the Freeman<br />Not allowed to serve in the army<br />Not trusted by members of the Congress <br />Viewed as “disloyal”<br />Only when Britain offers them freedom does Congress allow free African Americans to serve in the army<br />
  5. 5. Is this “equality”?<br />
  6. 6. The British <br />Offered slaves their freedom if they joined the British side<br />
  7. 7. What would you do?<br />
  8. 8. Discussion<br />Discuss with your groups how the quote below conflicts with what we have just learned about the situation of African American’s during the Revolutionary Era.<br /> “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.”<br />

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