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Conversations of the West: Antiquity and the Enlightenment December 5, 2005 11:00-12:15 TA Menachem Session 18 Political Documents The United States Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution show a lot about the history and willpower of the men who made the U.S. what it is today. When I read the Declaration of Independence, I felt a mood of pride and a sense of allegiance to my country. The Declaration was a letter to England just as Luther’s 95 Theses were to the Catholic Church. They stood up for what they think was wrong and wanted to make things right. The Constitution showed a lot of the problems that needed to be corrected once the U.S. was to become a free country. This Constitution is still used today as the country’s “Ten Commandments”. This shows the thinking of the men who wrote it and the intelligence they needed to make sure the laws would be timeless. In the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. freedom fighters stated all the things that England was doing and how England was suppressing the U.S. from being its own
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