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Founding Ideals

American ideals of democracy and self-government may seem "self-evident," but these ideals were not always so universally accepted. They originated in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries, during a period known as the Enlightenment, and were incorporated into the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and its associated Bill of Rights. Unfortunately, America has, in many instances throughout its history, failed to uphold these ideals.
1. Equality
2. Rights
3. Liberty
4. Opportunity
5. Democracy


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Nov 8, 2014, 9:32 AM
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