Historical Documents Made Public

by staff on June 13, 2013

Founding FathersToday the University of Virginia has announced its plans to make public many documents from our nation’s Founding Fathers.  In collaboration with the National Archives, UVa has gathered nearly 175,000 documents from presidents like Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe.  They’re now accessible to the public at the Founding Father’s site (links below) .   This marks the first time that the public will have direct access to the precise words and reasoning behind our country’s beginning, and it should prove to be a fascinating glimpse at a complicated process.

For a quick link to a few of the documents at the Founding Fathers new document site, here are some shortcuts.

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE;

THE CONSTITUTION;

THE BILL OF RIGHTS;

When you consider that many of these presidents read about other cultures and philosophies and governments… in their original languages, in order to better understand their nuances… we seem to be the beneficiaries of some astonishing wisdom.   And if you choose to treat yourself to a tour through the new site, you’ll find loads of photos, quotes from presidents, details about the American flag…. and much more.

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