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U.S. History and Historical Documents

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtDiscover highlights from American history, including founding documents.

is one of the most important documents in the history of the United States. 

Fast Facts

  • It took 17 days to write the Declaration of Independence.
  • On July 2, 1776, Congress voted to declare independence from Great Britain.
  • On July 4, 1776, Congress voted to accept the Declaration of Independence, marking July 4 as Independence Day.

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. The adopted the Constitution on September 17, 1787.  

The is the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. It guarantees greater constitutional protection for individual liberties and lists specific prohibitions on government power. There are in all. The 27th Amendment, which was originally proposed in 1789, was not ratified until 1992. 

Where to View the Constitution

You can view the original, parchment copy of the U.S. Constitution at the  in Washington, DC. You can also or

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốt is the of the United States. To celebrate a victory over British forces during the War of 1812, U.S. soldiers raised a large American flag at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland, on September 14, 1814. Inspired by those events, Francis Scott Key wrote a poem called "Defence of Fort M'Henry," which eventually became the Star Spangled Banner and the United States national anthem. 

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Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtLast Updated: July 8, 2019