What Are The Five Major Ideals Of 1776?

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America has grown immensely since Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776. America still hasn't fully lived up to the five main ideals stated in the Declaration of Independence, but we are closer than we have ever been as of 2015. These five ideals are equality, rights, liberty, opportunity, and democracy. Equality means that all people, despite gender, race, or sexuality deserves to be treated equally. When Thomas Jefferson included equality in the Declaration of Independence, it was really abided by in 1776. In fact, the only people who were treated correctly in 1776 were white males who owned property; everyone else didn't have equality. Today, everyone has equal rights, and just recently a law was passed allowing
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