Why was life, liberty, and the possession of property changed to life, liberty, and the pusrsuit of happiness?

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The reason it was changed to the pursuit of happiness is because land became an issue back then. It makes more sense for it to be pursuit of happiness compared to possession of property. What if you prefer to be homeless? As long as this makes you happy then it is your right.
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