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The Declaration of Independence gave rights to the people of America that have defined our country since they were adopted on July, 4, 1776. Within this document there were three main rights defined for the American people. These main three rights were right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Since the Declaration of Independence was written to declare the Independence from Great Britain who had constant control over their people. The declaration of indepence allowed the government to let the people of America know and specifically their old leader King George III that they were free.

The Declaration of Independence not only gave the people three main rights, but it allowed the government to let the people know they were representing the people as an independent nation. This is seen when it is stated in the document as follows “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights” (Archives,1). This shows how the people should be treated by the government and how the movement promised to treat the people.

The Bill of Rights is a document collected up of ten amendments. These amendments are a part of the United States Constitution. All ten amendments are set to help state each individual’s freedom, limit the power the government has over the people and how different trials will be handled. The Bill of Rights did all of this along with giving individual power back to each fifty states and even each individual person. The Declaration of Woman and Citizens is similar to the Bill of Rights except it is strictly for women and the rights they hold. One difference between the Declaration of Women and the Bill of Rights is that there are seventeen amendments instead of ten like the Bill of Rights. Within the seventeen rights, women are seen equal to men and there is a lot of comparing of men and women. For example article VII states “No women is an exception;...
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