Washington meets Lafayette

The first meeting of freedom fighters George Washington and the marquis de la Lafayette, in Philadelphia, in 1777. 

"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" (United States Declaration of Independence, 1776). 

"Tous les Hommes naissent et demeurent libres et égaux en droits" (Déclaration des Droits de l'Homme, 1789). 

haggadah Section: Introduction