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Equality Viewing Guide

Why did the Founders believe that equality was a foundational principle in the United States?


  1. In your own words, define equality.
  2. How did past societies tend to view the concept of equality?
  3. What did the Declaration of Independence say regarding human equality?
  4. How does the United States Constitution protect the principle of equality through the rule of law?
  5. List two examples of times where the United States did not adhere to the principle of equality.

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