The Statue of Liberty

Self-Evident Truth

Clip: Season 1 | 2m 21s

Inscribed on the Statue Of Liberty is “JULY IV MDCCLXXVI” — the date of the United States’ Declaration of Independence. In this document, Thomas Jefferson wrote: “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.”

Aired: 05/01/17

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

Funding Provided by: General Motors Corporation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; PBS; Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and the Henry Nias Foundation