Never in history have 1322 words held out such extraordinary determination to be free as those found in the Declaration of Independence. In 1787, We the people were the three words that not only engendered a new and cohesive nation; they went on to change the face of the world as well. In 1791, the first ten Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America, known to us as the Bill of Rights introduced the world to the concept of those singular rights that ought to belong to every free individual. and the Constitution of the United States of America with all ratified 27 Amendments to the Constitution are side by side-along with another of America's seminal documents, Thomas Jefferson's Virginia Statute on Religious Freedom, an additional world-changing statement which codified for the first time that one cannot be required by law to support or prefer any belief or be punished for those one does profess - and the basis for what we have come to know as the wall of separation between church and state. States of America is contained between these covers. Cass R. Sunstein prefaces the volume with a succinct history and interpretation of the place and meaning of both the Declaration and the Constitution in American life.
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