That All Men are Created Equal in Declaration of Independence Could Exclude Women But Races Certainly Not


Although the federal government of the U. S. didn’t outlaw involuntary servitude until almost a hundred years after the writing of the Declaration of Independence, its proclamation that “all men are created equal” certainly indicates that involuntary servitude was not considered the ideal for society, and almost surely “created equal” applied to women in the founders’ minds as well, although women wouldn’t be given the right to vote until a hundred-fifty years later.