Question: English & Literature

The meaning of the idea that "all men are created equal." What does this come to mean nationally in the years 1789-1815 What does it mean in the Kennebec Valley in the lives of members of the Ballard

In English & Literature | Asked by mamabear3811
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In Martha Ballard, the idea that 'all men are created equal' was still not fully realized. In fact, it was just in its infancy as the Civil War hadn't happened yet. But it was coming. Persons of color were not viewed as 'human' and were considered a subspecies in some places. And, if you happened to be a woman of color, you were relegated to an even lower status. Nationally, this notion of equality began to gain momentum, even in the southern states of the US. 

MHood2 | 1006 days ago