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Complete Constitution with Index

This is the “pocket” version of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence prepared  by the U.S. Government Printing Office.  The general layout combined with the index make this a nice pamphlet. READING LINK: Constitution_Declaration_index Source:  U.S. Government Printing Office

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Amendments to U.S. Constitution

This is a copy of all amendments made to the Constitution of the United States.  This file also contains notes on the ratification of each amendment. READING LINK: Amendments_to_Constitution Source:  U.S. Government Printing Office

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U.S. Constitution without Amendments

This is a copy of the United States Constitution.  It does not include the amendments.  This copy includes only the text of the original document.  The formatting makes it easier to copy than the “Pocket Version” also published by the … Continue reading

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Plato

Apology.  Socrates argues for his character, and ultimately his life, in front of an Athenian jury.  He is charged with being “a doer of evil who corrupts the youth; and who does not believe in the gods of the state, … Continue reading

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Plato

Crito.  Socrates argues he is obligated not to escape from prison because he owes everything to Athens and he could have left but did not.  This creates a contractual obligation for Socrates to carry out the punishment he accepted:  Death. … Continue reading

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