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Draft of Declaration of Independence named subjects, not citizens

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While drafting the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson wrote "our fellow subjects," then scrubbed it out and replaced it with "our fellow citizens", showing an evolution of thought.

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Created by Fizzul 3 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 40 weeks ago
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American Colonists *Were* Subjects of King George

StrayLite 3 years 40 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago

American Colonists considered themselves subjects of the King so this is no real surprise... TJ probably wrote "subjects" on auto-pilot and then realized declaring independence meant no longer being subjects.

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