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Evaluating the Culture Wars

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Natural law, Declaration, Constitution, Image of God, slavery, liberty, rights

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Presenter: Johnny B. Davis

Moderator: Dr. Gai Ferdon

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The paper address the nature of the principles of the Declaration and the Declaration's relationship to the Constitution and how these related to slavery. The argument is that the Declaration did stand for universal equality of the individual before God and the law and therefore its principles condemned slavery. The Constitution did not embrace slavery even though it failed to ban slavery but did set the foundation for the end of slavery.

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The Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Slavery

Evaluating the Culture Wars

The paper address the nature of the principles of the Declaration and the Declaration's relationship to the Constitution and how these related to slavery. The argument is that the Declaration did stand for universal equality of the individual before God and the law and therefore its principles condemned slavery. The Constitution did not embrace slavery even though it failed to ban slavery but did set the foundation for the end of slavery.