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Thomas Jefferson and other early American leaders talked a lot about equality, but they did not actually think everyone should be treated equally. Native Americans, African Americans, and women were not included in the concept of an American citizen. In the early 1800s, there was massive inequality between races, classes, genders, and ethnicities. Women could not vote, African Americans were enslaved, and Native Americans were removed from their homes through trickery and violence. Though the country was founded on the idea of natural rights for all men, not everyone was included in this vision.