Sunday, January 31, 2010

Independence Hall - USA

This is another new unesco whs from the USA. It was sent by Kelly "mysonictruth".

"The Declaration of Independence (1776) and the Constitution of the United States (1787) were both signed in this building in Philadelphia. The universal principles of freedom and democracy set forth in these documents are of fundamental importance to American history and have also had a profound impact on law-makers around the world.
The Declaration of Independence was adopted in 1776 in this fine 18th century building in Philadelphia, to be followed in 1787 by the framing of the Constitution of the United States of America. Although conceived in a national framework and hence of fundamental importance to American history, the universal principles of freedom and democracy set forth in these documents were to have a profound impact on lawmakers and political thinkers around the world. They became the models for similar charters of other nations, and may justly be considered to have heralded the modern era of government." - in: www.whc.unesco.org/en/list/78

1 comment:

Shaunna said...

I linked your blog at mine: http://shaunnaf.blogspot.com/2010/02/postcard-links.html
Have a great day!