The Patriot Page,
is a look at the founding documents of our Country. These documents tell a story, the story of how we became the United States
of America; Blessed by God to be an example to the rest of the world.
Read and study these documents
and gain an understanding of how we became a Nation.
For as Ronald Reagan once stated "If
we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, the we will be One Nation Gone Under."
Declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen
united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary
for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the
earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the
opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with
certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.-That to secure these rights,
Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, -That whenever any Form
of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute
new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most
likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
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Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independance
by Thomas Paine
addressed to the inhabitants of America on the following interesting subjects:
Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following
pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour; a long habit of not thinking a thing WRONG, gives
it a superficial appearance of being RIGHT, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon
subsides. Time makes more converts than reason.
As a long and violent abuse of power, is generally
the Means of calling the right of it in question (and in Matters too which might never have been thought of, had not the Sufferers
been aggravated into the inquiry) and as the King of England hath undertaken in his OWN RIGHT, to support the Parliament in
what he calls THEIRS, and as the good people of this country are grievously oppressed by the combination, they have an undoubted
privilege to inquire into the pretensions of both, and equally to reject the usurpation of either.
the following sheets, the author hath studiously avoided every thing which is personal among ourselves. Compliments as well
as censure to individuals make no part thereof. The wise, and the worthy, need not the triumph of a pamphlet; and those whose
sentiments are injudicious, or unfriendly, will cease of themselves unless too much pains are bestowed upon their conversion.
The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind. Many circumstances hath,
and will arise, which are not local, but universal, and through which the principles of all Lovers of Mankind are affected,
and in the Event of which, their Affections are interested. The laying a Country desolate with Fire and Sword, declaring War
against the natural rights of all Mankind, and extirpating the Defenders thereof from the Face of the Earth, is the Concern
of every Man to whom Nature hath given the Power of feeling; of which Class, regardless of Party Censure, is the AUTHOR.
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The Constitution of
the United States of America
We the People of the United
States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence,
promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this
Constitution for the United States of America.
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be
vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members
chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications
requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.
No Person shall
be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United
States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.
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The Constitution of the USA
Independent Journal Alexander Hamilton
Saturday, October 27, 1787
To the People
of the State of New York:
After an unequivocal experience of the inefficacy of the subsisting
federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America. The subject
speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences nothing less than the existence of the Union, the safety and
welfare of the parts of which it is composed, the fate of an empire in many respects the most interesting in the world. It
has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example,
to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from
reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force.
If there be any truth in the remark, the crisis at which we are arrived may with propriety be regarded as the era in which
that decision is to be made; and a wrong election of the part we shall act may, in this view, deserve to be considered as
the general misfortune of mankind.
This idea will add the inducements of philanthropy to those
of patriotism, to heighten the solicitude which all considerate and good men must feel for the event. Happy will it be if
our choice should be directed by a judicious estimate of our true interests, unperplexed and unbiased by considerations not
connected with the public good. But this is a thing more ardently to be wished than seriously to be expected. The plan offered
to our deliberations affects too many particular interests, innovates upon too many local institutions, not to involve in
its discussion a variety of objects foreign to its merits, and of views, passions and prejudices little favorable to the discovery
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The Federalist Papers 1-50
The Federalist Papers 51-85