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How is natural law incorporated into the American Legal System? Explain how Natural Law encourages the protection of the rights of those accused of crime.

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Natural law is the idea that humans have basic and undeniable rights which should not be taken from them. Natural law protects humans from losing those rights, and it is a specific, fundamental code that transcends religions, governments, and social groups.

Thomas Jefferson incorporated natural law into the Declaration of Independence from the very beginning, stating that men are entitled to "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." These rights are all things that people should not have restricted, because they are natural and inborn in human beings. This was the pinnacle of what Jefferson desired in America's government—the idea that humans should have their basic rights protected and fought for.

Since then, natural law has been expounded upon and extended to take into account differences of gender, religion, sexuality, and much more. As the nation has grown, it is understood that there are many individuals in society who are still not protected and who deserve the same freedoms...

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