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Magna Carta

The Magna Carta, or “Great Charter,” established the rule of law.

Mayflower Compact

This document was an agreement drafted by the settlers of the first New England colony.

Perspectives on the Constitution: Understanding Our Constitution

A perspective by Akhil Reed Amar, professor of law at Yale University Law School, and Douglas W. Kmiec, dean of Catholic University Law School.

The Federalist Papers

A series of newspaper articles drafted by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, urging ratification of the new Constitution.

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