Complete text of Constitution with amendments THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Preamble We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessing of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish the Constitution of the United States of America. Article I. Sect. 1. All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives. Sect. 2. The...
Emancipation Proclamation Goes on View New York Lawyer February 18, 2005 By Carl Hartman The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation declaring the end to slavery goes on public view Friday as part of Black History Month celebrations. The document will be on display at the National Archives, where visitors regularly see the original Constitution and Declaration of Independence. The poor quality of the paper and ink on the final draft of the Emancipation Proclamation make it vulnerable to light, so it has been only occasionally brought out of storage. It was last seen on Jan. 19,...
The American Colonist's Library A TREASURY OF PRIMARY DOCUMENTS Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Early American HistoryAn invaluable collection of historical works which contributed to the formation of American politics, culture, and ideals The following is a massive collection of the literature and documents which were most relevant to the colonists' lives in America. If it isn't here, it probably is not available online anywhere. ARRANGED IN CHRONOLOGICAL SEQUENCE (500 B.C.-1800 A.D.) (Use Your Browser's FIND Function to Search this Library) Given the Supreme Court's impending decision, the ultimate historic origins of the national motto, "In God We Trust" and...
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush, lawmakers and the chief justice of the United States celebrated the rededication Wednesday of the original Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence, which were locked away for two years of preservation work.</p>
<p>"Our founding fathers developed a form of representative government that served as a shining example to the rest of world," said House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., at an unveiling of a new exhibit inside the National Archives.. "And this experiment in self-rule has stood the test of time."</p>
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that...
The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be...
<p>Someone leaked the Constitution.</p>
<p>In the spring of 1787, James Madison and other delegates attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia swore an oath of secrecy, pledging not to immediately divulge the contents of the new framework for the young nation.</p>
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