The Declaration of Independence 1776 & The Constitution 1787

The Declaration of Independence

“That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and pursuit of Happiness.”

“That mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.”

“He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.”

The law of nature bestows people rights–freedom and equality

People are ruled by nature (/God), guided by government.

People are living for safety and happiness.

The Constitution

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common Defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Article I. Legislative Power; II. Executive Power; III. Judicial Power; IV. States; V. Making Amendment; VI. Authority of Constitution; VII. Ratification Process.

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