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Painting of the founding fathers signing the Declaration of Independence

John Trumbull's painting of the founding fathers signing the Declaration of Independence.

Signing the Declaration of Independence

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Theodor Horydczak Collection
A copy of the Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Documents from the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789
A copy of the first page of the US Constitution

The first page of the United States Constitution

The Constitution of the United States

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Documents from the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789
An English translation of the French Revolutionary song "The Marseilles"

An English translation of "The Marseilles Hymn"

The Marseilles

Credit Line: Library of Congress, America Singing:Nineteenth Century Song Sheets
The title page of John Locke's Two Treatises on Government

The title page of John Locke's Two Treatises on Government

Two Treatises on Government

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Rare Books and Special Collections Division
The title page of Rousseau's The Social Contract

The title page of Rousseau's The Social Contract

The Social Contract

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Rare Books and Special Collections Division
David's picture of the delegates of the Third Estate swearing the Tennis Court Oath.

The Tennis Court Oath, drawing by Jacques-Louis David

The Tennis Court Oath

Credit Line: Public Domain, displayed on Wikipedia.com
A copy of the "New Massachusetts Liberty Song"

The New Massachusetts Liberty Song

The Liberty Song

Credit Line: Library of Congress, America Singing:Nineteenth Century Song Sheets

An illustrated copy of the Declaration of the Rights of Man

A copy of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, illustrated with symbols of liberty and the French Revolution.

Declaration of the Rights of Man

Credit Line: Liberty, Fraternity, and Equality: Exploring the French Revolution
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