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Stop Revering Magna Carta

Stop Revering Magna Carta | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
Magna Carta has everything going for it to be venerated in the United States: It is old, it is English and, because no one has actually read the text, it is easy to invoke to fit current needs.
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The American Declaration of Independence of July 4th, 1776

The American Declaration of Independence of July 4th, 1776 | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of
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"Just as each age re-writes history according to its own values and beliefs, so men and women interpret words like those of the American Declaration of Independence in a way which reflects their own ideas and aspirations. It’s important to remember that our views today are as limited and specific to our time and society as Jefferson’s were to his."

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