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Charters of Freedom

Explore the Charters of Freedom exhibit on the National Archives website highlighting the foundational documents of the United States government.  Included are:

The Constitution

The Bill of Rights

The Declaration of Independence


Constituitonal Convention

Learn about the work of the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention that authored the Constitution as the framework for the United States government


Federalist Papers

Read the original text of Federalist Papers on THOMAS


Request a Publication

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Senate Document Services