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Why did Jefferson draft the Declaration of Independence?

April 13, 2015 By Jeffrey Rosen and David Rubenstein

As we celebrate the 272nd birthday of Thomas Jefferson, this excerpt from Jeffery Rosen and David Rubenstein's pamphlet about the “Constituting Liberty” exhibition puts the Declaration of Independence in context.

What is the relationship between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution?

December 14, 2014 By Jeffrey Rosen and David Rubenstein

Jeffery Rosen and David Rubenstein look at why James Madison and others gathered in Philadelphia in 1787 with the goal of creating a stronger, but still limited, federal government.

What do the Declaration, Constitution and Bill of Rights really mean?

December 12, 2014 By Jeffrey Rosen and David Rubenstein

Jeffery Rosen and David Rubenstein explain why the three most important documents in American history matter – and what they mean - as Constitution Daily counts down to the debut on December 15 at the National Constitution Center of an original copy of the Bill of Rights.

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