One of the most important ways we preserve our democracy is by the documents our country has produced that publicly state our support of freedom. From the earliest days of the republic, these documents have defined what makes the United States the democratic country that it is.
Below are links to information about these documents. They are important for all Americans to be familiar with.
- The Declaration of Independence
- The Constitution
- The Emancipation Proclamation
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
To read the documents and learn more in-depth about the documents of freedom, go to the Documents of Freedom learning sites page.