Epoch-making Liberty Documents
Ten commandments.--The beatitudes, the Lord's prayer, the law of love of man for man.--Magna charta.--Petition of right.--Habeas corpus act.--Bill of rights.--Declaration of independence.--Jefferson's Bill for the more general diffusion of knowledge.--Articles of confederation.--Washington's refusal to become king.--Virginia act for establishing religious freedom.--Ordinance of 1787.--The United States Constitution and amendments.--The first republican constitution of France.--Washington's Farewell address.--Emancipation proclamation.--Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg address.--Notes.
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