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9/11 and the Constitution

provides four Constitution Day lessons that explore who we are as Americans. Students examine principles in the Declaration of Independence and Preamble to the Constitution, evaluate progress toward American ideals, and propose actions that might narrow the gap between these ideals and reality. (Center for Civic Education, Department of Education)

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Like the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution contains some of the most fundamental ideas upon which our constitutional democracy is based. The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution sets forth six general purposes of the Constitution and responsibilities of the government it creates.
Heros raise the flag at ground zero

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