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The Victims of Communism Memorial

The Victims of Communism Memorial

The Victims of Communism Memorial is one of the lesser-known memorials in Washington, DC. It’s dedicated to the more than 100 million people throughout the world who’ve been murdered in the name of Communism. This is in addition to the 60 million people who died in World War Two. It’s a replica of the “Goddess of Democracy,” a temporary monument erected by student protestors in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989. And it’s located at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, New…

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The Five Freedoms Guaranteed Us by The First Amendment

The Five Freedoms Guaranteed Us by The First Amendment

This is the First Amendment to the United States Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” That means the Constitution guarantees these five freedoms to everyone in America: Freedom of Religion Freedom of Speech Freedom of the Press Freedom to Assemble Peaceably…

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The Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address

The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War. With total casualties of 51,000, it was the bloodiest battle of the war. On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln came to the site of the Battle of Gettysburg to dedicate a part of it as a cemetery for the men who died there. And he delivered one of the greatest speeches in American history. This is what he said: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth…

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The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” – Patrick Henry The Bill of Rights consists of the first ten amendments to the Constitution. It limits the power of the federal government by prohibiting it from violating the rights of each individual citizen. It guarantees us freedom of speech and freedom of religion. The…

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The United States Constitution

The United States Constitution

The purpose of the United States Constitution is to protect the rights of United States citizens, by limiting the powers of their government. President Ronald Reagan explained it like this:   “The culmination of men’s dreams for 6,000 years were formalized with the Constitution, probably the most unique document ever drawn in the long history of man’s relation to man. I know there have been other constitutions, new ones are being drawn today by newly emerging nations. Most of them, even the…

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