National Archives, Washington DC

The National Archives Building, known informally as Archives I, is the original headquarters of the National Archives and Records Administration. …

It holds the original copies of the three main formative documents of the United States and its government: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. It also hosts an original version of the 1297 Magna Carta …

Magna Carta (also Magna Charta; “(the) Great Charter”), is a charter agreed to by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215 …

Magna Carta

The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States. …

Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times …

The Bill of Rights is the first ten amendments …

… specific guarantees of personal freedoms and rights, clear limitations on the government’s power in judicial and other proceedings, and explicit declarations that all powers not specifically delegated to Congress by the Constitution are reserved for the states or the people. …

The young, white slaveholders and others who put the American documents together did a surprisingly good job.

On the other hand the Constitution needs additional amendments. In very few ways does the USA lead the world when it comes to human rights.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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