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Trials And Compromises


On this date 240 years ago, the 13 colonies declared their independence from Great Britain, thus creating the United States of America. The move was courageous and innovative, for the signers not only enumerated why the colonies should be free from England, but also espoused the fundamental principles on which our and many other modern day democracies are based.

The concept of democracy had been around for centuries, but never before had one document so clearly articulated the rights of men not just for a specific period or in relation to one people, but for all time.

From the very begin...

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