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U.S. History Topics » Government » U.S. Constitution

Charters of Freedom

features primary documents that shaped U.S. history. See images of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. Learn about the Articles of Confederation, Constitutional Convention, Marbury v. Madison, Louisiana Purchase, slavery, Civil War, 13th Amendment, immigration, and woman suffrage. (National Archives and Records Administration)

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Interesting Fact:

Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is at once the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson's most enduring monument. Here, in exalted and unforgettable phrases, Jefferson expressed the convictions in the minds and hearts of the American people.
Image of the Declaration of Independence, which begins 'When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them...'

When in the Course of human events...

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