The Declaration of Independence was not egalitarian in the modern sense.
If you read our Declaration of Independence and compare it with current conditions you will think that we were better off under King George.
Our Founding Fathers
People remember Thomas Jefferson mainly for the Declaration of Independence, which he wrote in 1776. Some remember that he served as president from 1801 to 1809, but aside from that, few know much more of his life and work. In fact, he lived until 18