ConLaw Class 1 – The Founding

August 13th, 2018

Class 1

The Founding

The lecture notes are here.

This is the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776).

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This is the first page of the Articles of Confederation (Ratified in 1781).

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These are the four pages of the Constitution of the United States of America. The Constitution was proposed on September 17, 1787, and ratified on June 21, 1788 with the ratification of New Hampshire, the 9th State to join the Union.

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These are the first Ten Amendments to the Constitution, proposed in 1789 and┬áratified in 1791 (the phrase “The Bill of Rights” only came into common parlance following the Civil War).


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