All people have basic rights that cannot be taken away.
The Declaration of Independence was held in Independence Hall. It officially stated that the 13 colonies were separating from Great Britain and was approved on July 4, 1776. Additionally, Thomas Jefferson wrote the draft of the Declaration of Independence.
The government gets its power to make decisions and protect rights from the people.
This principle is important because without this principle there would still be slaves existing.
When the government does not protect the rights of the people, the people have the right to alter or abolish the government.
New Jersey votes yes.
This principle is important because without our rights we would not be able to live life we do now, make changes in society, or speak for ourselves.
Today the Principle "All men are created equal" is best upheld.
This principle is important because without the government making desicions and protecting rights from the people, we would not be safe. Everyone would do whatever they want.
Virginia says yes.
This principle is important because when we vote people for the government, and the people we voted don't do their job well, we should definently have the right to abolish/alter the government and do better the next time.
Now, because of this principle we no longer see people by their race or ethnicity and judge. While back then people did judge by their ethnicity or race.