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Question:

The existence of slavery in the United States is inconsistent with which of the following ideas stated in the Declaration of Independence?

A All men are created equal and have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Explaination

The existence of slavery in the American colonies is completely inconsistent with the idea that all men are created equally and endowed with a right to liberty. The ideas that Americans and Brits should go their separate ways (The Americans and British need to go their separate ways) . Answers (One reason for the existence of governments is to protect rights, including property rights) and (The government’s powers are derived from the consent of the governed) do not directly contradict the existence of slavery; slave owners regarded owning slaves as a property right, and the majority of the governed in slave states might support the existence of slavery.