„America, with the same voice which spoke herself into existence as a nation, proclaimed to mankind the inextinguishable rights of human nature, and the only lawful foundations of government.“

Independence Day address (1821)
Kontext: And now, friends and countrymen, if the wise and learned philosophers of the elder world, the first observers of nutation and aberration, the discoverers of maddening ether and invisible planets, the inventors of Congreve rockets and shrapnel shells, should find their hearts disposed to enquire what has America done for the benefit of mankind? Let our answer be this: America, with the same voice which spoke herself into existence as a nation, proclaimed to mankind the inextinguishable rights of human nature, and the only lawful foundations of government.

Letzte Aktualisierung 22. Mai 2020. Geschichte
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Address in New York, 14 December 1906 http://books.google.com/books?id=Bc7iAAAAMAAJ&q=%22the+thing+that+has+ever+distinguished+America+among+the+nations+is+that+she+has+shown+that+all+men+are%22&pg=PA530#v=onepage
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