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Read these excerpts from "The Declaration of Independence" and "Every Man a King."
The Declaration of Independence:
(2) We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life,
Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...
Every Man a King:
(2) Now, what did they mean by that? Did they mean, my friends, to say that all men were created equal and that that meant that any one man was born to inherit
$10,000,000,000 and that another child was to be bom to inherit nothing?
(3) Did that mean, my friends, that someone would come into this world without having had an opportunity, of course, to have hit one lick of work, should be born with more
than it and all of its children and children's children could ever dispose of, but that another one would have to be born into a life of starvation?
How does Huey Long address the concept of being "created equal" differently than the writers of the Declaration of Independence?
OA. Long explicitly believes that equality includes equality of opportunity.
OB. Long explicitly believes that people have the right to life and liberty.
OC. Long explicitly believes that equality includes equality of happiness.
OD. Long explicitly believes that equality is granted by government.
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In the excerpt from "The Declaration of Independence," the concept of being "created equal" refers to the philosophical idea that all men have the same inherent rights, such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These rights are considered unalienable and are a justification for the establishment of governments—that they are to protect these rights and that their power is derived from the consent of the governed.

Huey Long, in his speech "Every Man a King," addresses the concept of equality from a socio-economic perspective. He questions whether being "created equal" means that some people are born into immense wealth while others are born into poverty. Long's rhetoric suggests that he believes in a more economic interpretation of equality, implying that equality should also encompass equality of opportunity, not just the philosophical rights mentioned in the Declaration of Independence.
OA. Long explicitly believes that equality includes equality of opportunity.
Key Concept
The Declaration of Independence presents a philosophical view of equality based on natural rights, while Huey Long's "Every Man a King" speech suggests a view of equality that includes economic opportunity.
Long's interpretation of equality challenges the idea that natural rights alone constitute true equality, advocating for a more equitable distribution of wealth and opportunity.

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