Charters of Freedom

Learn the events that lead up to the creation of the “Charters of Freedom” — the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  These documents are the foundation of the U.S. government, and the wording used in them was heavily debated during their creation and very controversial.  You can see high resolution images of the original documents, learn more about the founding fathers, and sign a copy of the Declaration of Independence.