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The Birth of the United States of America: Independence Hall
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Language(s): English

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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.

Place/country: United States of America,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
Duration: 2 minutes
Credits: NHK (publisher), UNESCO WHC (producer), UNESCO TV (producer),
Published in: 1979

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