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  • Wanting Independence
  • Why can't we be free? Why do we need to do everything Britain wants?
  • Writing the declaration
  • John Adams; Veto!
  • Thomas Jefferson- All men should be treated equally, so i insist that slavery to be abolisehd.
  • Robert Livingston- Vetooo!
  • Ben Franklin- Veto!
  • Roger Sherman- Veto!
  • Slaves working in the field
  • Britain says: make some household items and have them shipped to my country and only my country.
  • Rewriting the declaration
  • Thomas Jefferson- Why don't we change in the declaration the word men, to humans so it can say "all humans were created equally" instead of all men to include everyone.
  • Roger Sherman- Great idea!
  • When Thomas Jefferson included a passage on abolishing slavery in the rough draft of the Declaration, it got the delegates rowled up and started a debate which was deleted from the final draft.
  • Final draft of Declaration published
  • Since "all humans have been created equally" has failed to be mentioned in the Declaration slavery is still a problem.
  • Everyone now has a voice
  • Everyone agreed with Thomas Jefferson, and changed the Declaration to include all humans instead of all men.
  • John Adams- Jefferson, get that in writing!
  • Benjamin Franklin- Make sure we include women too.
  • Robert Livingston- I agreeee!
  • After the final draft was published, slave masters would release their slaves. Thomas Jefferson made sure to include all humans, when he mentioned "all men were created equally".
  • No matter what you are, your race, gender, age, or social status does not limit what you can do. Everyone is now freed and free to do as they please.
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