What rights are claimed to be given to all men, Americans ?

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The best answer to this is to say that “all men” have the rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” We can also state this by saying that they have the rights to life, liberty, and property.

In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson used the first of these formulas.  He said that “all men” were given those three rights by their creator.  This was an important idea because it meant that people had rights that government could not morally take away from them. Jefferson got this idea from the political philosopher John Locke.  Locke argued that all people innately had the right to their lives, to their liberty, and to their property.  He argued that governments were created to protect these rights, but that the rights did not come from the government.

So, the most likely answer to this question is that all Americans claim the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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