Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

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    "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" is a well-known phrase in the united states declaration of independence.[1] the phrase gives three examples of the "unalienable rights" which the declaration says have been given to all humans by their creator, and which governments are created to protect.

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"Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" is a well-known phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence.[1] The phrase gives three examples of the "unalienable rights" which the Declaration says have been given to all humans by their creator, and which governments are created to protect.