Hear the Declaration of Independence read in its entirety by renowned Thomas Jefferson interpreter Bill Barker.
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Get to know the Constitution: a document whose genius lies in its malleability. Historian and author Pauline Maier talks ratification.| Transcript
The founders demanded freedom for themselves, but not for their slaves. Early protests show that the enslaved noticed the flaw in the logic. Historian Harvey Bakari introduces the Boston Slave Petitions.| Transcript
By 1820, the original Declaration was showing signs of wear. John Quincy Adams commissioned a now-famous facsimile. Librarian Doug Mayo describes Colonial Williamsburg’s copy.| Transcript
Do you know your rights? Professor of Law Henry Chambers explains the lasting wisdom of the Constitution’s first 10 amendments.| Transcript
America’s Constitution stands as a monument to compromise.| Transcript