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Topic Pages - Documents
Or Magna Charta [Lat., = great charter], the most famous document of British constitutional history, issued by King John at Runnymede under...
Declaration of Independence
Full and formal declaration adopted July 4, 1776, by representatives of the Thirteen Colonies in North America announcing the separation of...
Constitution of the United States
Document embodying the fundamental principles upon which the American republic is conducted. Drawn up at the Constitutional Convention in...
United States Bill of Rights
First 10 amendments to the Constitution of the United States, adopted as a group in 1791. They are a collection of guarantees of individual...
Topic Pages - Events
Political upheaval of world importance in France that began in 1789. Origins of the Revolution Historians disagree in evaluating the...
Violent upheaval in Russia in 1917 that overthrew the czarist government. Causes The revolution was the culmination of a long period of...
Treaty establishing the European Union (EU). Agreed in 1991 and signed in 1992, the treaty took effect on 1 November 1993 following...
1775–83, struggle by which the Thirteen Colonies on the Atlantic seaboard of North America won independence from Great Britain and became the United States. It is also called the American War of Independence.