Congress deleted the line to avoid tackling issue of slavery


What A Line Deleted From the Declaration of Independence Teaches Us About Thomas Jefferson

by M. Andrew Holowchak
Congress deleted the line to avoid tackling issue of slavery. 
In his first draft of Declaration of Independence, Jefferson listed a “long train of abuses & usurpations,” at the hand of King George III.

 His hypocrisy aside, Jefferson is to be lauded for articulating his anti-slavery views in his draft of the document, even if the paragraph was axed.

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