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Founding Documents. 1. Declaration of Independence National Creed vs. Legal Text 2. Articles of Confederation Sovereignty; Liberty vs. Power; Representation 3. Virginia Act Establishing Religious Freedom 4. Constitution

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founding documents
Founding Documents

1. Declaration of Independence

National Creed vs. Legal Text

2. Articles of Confederation

Sovereignty; Liberty vs. Power; Representation

3. Virginia Act Establishing Religious Freedom

4. Constitution

Representation; Liberty vs. Power; Checks and Balances; Bill of Rights

5. What the American Revolution Changed

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SovereigntyLiberty vs. PowerExpress vs. Implied PowersFears of Centralized PowerDemands for RepresentationLimited Congressional DutiesAs Problems Increase the Republic is Reconsidered

jefferson s letter to the danbury baptists
Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists

“ . . . the whole of the American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or the free exercise thereof; thus building a wall of separation between church and state.”

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“What do we mean by the Revolution? The war? That was no part of the revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The revolution was in the minds of the people, and this was effected from 1760 - 1775, in the course of fifteen years, before a drop of blood was shed at Lexington.”

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“We have it in our power to begin the world over again. Out of this rabble arise a people who would defy kings.”
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