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Becoming Equal Under the Law

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The Declaration of Independence set a lofty ideal: All men are created equal. But the Framers immediately fell short of that ideal and compromised on slavery during the creation of the Constitution. It would take the Civil War, numerous amendments, and even more Supreme Court cases to move the nation towards equality. Please note this title contains mature themes and images of lynchings and battlefield scenes.

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