Liberty Documents

“Battle Cry of Freedom” is our signature song.   We play its first seven notes in our radio and TV messages.    The song was written by George Frederick Root in 1862 during the darkest days of the American Civil War.   Like the opening words of our Declaration of Independence of 1776, and Abraham Lincoln’s speech at […]

The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies In CONGRESS, 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 […]

New Jersey Constitution

June 12, 2011

NEW JERSEY STATE CONSTITUTION 1947 (UPDATED THROUGH AMENDMENTS ADOPTED  IN NOVEMBER, 2010) A Constitution agreed upon by the delegates of the people of New  Jersey, in Convention, begun at Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, in New Brunswick, on the twelfth day of June, and continued to the tenth day of September, in […]

The Amendments The following are the Amendments to the Constitution. The first ten Amendments collectively are commonly known as the Bill of Rights. Amendment 1 – Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified 12/15/1791. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, […]

US Constitution

June 12, 2011

The Constitution of the United States Preamble 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 […]

Mr. Cuyler: I am filled with deep emotion at finding myself standing here, in this place, where were collected together the wisdom, the patriotism, the devotion to principle, from which sprang the institutions under which we live. You have kindly suggested to me that in my hands is the task of restoring peace to the […]

At this second appearing to take the oath of the presidential office, there is less occasion for an extended address than there was at the first. Then a statement, somewhat in detail, of a course to be pursued, seemed fitting and proper. Now, at the expiration of four years, during which public declarations have been […]

Four score and seven years ago* our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. *(87 years before this speech was given in 1863–i.e. 1776) Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any […]