Posted by: Ed Darrell | February 26, 2009

Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, two key documents

Declaration of Independence?  U.S. Constitution?  In a world history class?

Original rought draft of the Declaration of Independence written out in longhand by Thomas Jefferson, featuring emendations by Benjamin Franklin and John Adams - Library of Congress Manuscripts Division

Original rough draft of the Declaration of Independence written out in longhand by Thomas Jefferson, featuring "emendations" by Benjamin Franklin and John Adams - Library of Congress Manuscripts Division

Most world history texts don’t cover the issue, but Texas insists on testing sophomores (10th grade) on the documents.

Both documents provide a foundation for analysis of events following, through the 19th and 20th centuries.

Where is the student of world history to find them?

Here:

Declaration of Independence

Constitution of the United States of America

Rotunda of the National Archives in Washington, D.C., where the Declaration and Constitution are kept on display - National Archives photo

Rotunda of the National Archives in Washington, D.C., where the Declaration and Constitution are kept on display - National Archives photo

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  1. […] for the Constitution and Declaration of Independence This post is cross-posted from Mr. Darrell’s Wayback Machine, where it appeared in a slightly different […]

  2. […] Cross posted from Mr. Darrell’s Wayback Machine, with permission. […]

  3. the constitution is good thing to know mr darell!!!!

    • So is punctuation!

      Things are looking up for your grades, Salvador.

  4. Sorry I took so long to finally post Mr. Darrell, but I did now! And imagine if these documents never existed then I probably wouldn’t be able to freely post anything I want right now


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