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The Constitution

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The Constitution of the United States of America is a written decree of the laws and principles for governing the United States. It has seven articles and twenty-five amendments (changes). The first ten amendments are called the Bill of Rights. It has been the supreme law of the nation since it was adopted in 1789.




Pledge of Allegiance

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"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."  


The Star-Spangled Banner

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Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed by the twilight's last gleaming

Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming

And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there

Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

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