Declaration of Independence

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Constituting America

December 2, 2010 -- From Judy, a reader, from Mansfield, Ohio, who is not affiliated with the site.

This is a wonderful site for kids to encourage them to read and understand the constitution. This year the author of this site ran a contest for Elementary, Junior High and High School students to support Constitution Day! The winners are posted on the site.

Great American Documents

October 16, 2008 -- From Donald, a reader, from Chatsworth, California, who is affiliated with the site.

Great American Documents is a new website presenting the full wordage from many of the documents and speeches that helped shape American history.

According to the webmaster, The site focuses on material that elevated freedom and liberty. We hope Americans enjoy them and are inspired, he added.

Among the eighteen documents currently covered is the final draft of Abraham Lincoln�s Emancipation Proclamation and Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Declaration of Sentiments from the first women’s rights convention in 1848 held in Seneca Falls, New York.

Speeches now include those delivered by Patrick Henry, Frederick Douglass, William Jennings Bryan, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy, Martin Luther King and fourteen others.

Colonial Hall- A look At America’s Founders

June 14, 2000 -- From Jim Elbrecht, a parent from Schenectady, NY who is not affiliated with the site

John Vinci has transcribed the biographies of all the Signers of the Declaration of Independence from an 1829 collection by Rev. Charles Goodrich. The site includes a daily trivia question about the Signers, a Signer of the Day, and a forum for questions and discussions.