Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The United States Constitution

The National Archives Building in Washington D.C

Below is a fantastic link to the United States Government Archives web page. It is a beautiful site, wonderful in it's presentation, and a great resource for those who would like to read the Constitution and to learn more about this and related documents. Other documents include the Making of Charters, The Impact of Charters, The Declaration, The Bill of Rights and of course The Constitution. You are invited to take this fun and educational link.

View U.S. Documents at the Goverment Archives Here:

Hall of Documents

•The Declaration announced to the world on July 4, 1776, that thirteen British colonies in North America were leaving Great Britain to form a separate nation, called the United States of America. In justifying the revolution, the Declaration asserted a universal truth about human rights.

•The Constitution, drafted in 1787 after a hard-won victory in the War for Independence, codified the spirit of the Revolution into an ingenious practical scheme of government to promote the welfare of all its citizens.

•The Bill of Rights, added to the Constitution in 1791 as the first ten amendments, explicitly protected freedom of speech, of the press, of religion, and of assembly, among many other rights.

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