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...England granted a Royal Charter to Rhode Island.In 1776, Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, outside the State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia.In 1853, an expedition led by Commodore...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-08/today-history
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My Turn: Candidates should pledge to be truthful, civil

...speak. The more money you have, the louder your voice. It's turned upside-down the cardinal heart of the Declaration of Independence - that we're all created equal. Our elected government no longer derives its "just powers from the consent...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-09/my-turn-candidates-should-pledge-be-t
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My Turn: Let the people vote to end same-sex marriage ban

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These simple words, found in the Declaration of Independence, helped forge the ideals embedded in the United States Constitution - a constitution that is the envy of the free world. Why...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-17/my-turn-let-people-vote-end-same-sex-
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Stand strong for Alaska - sign the petition

...speech as we approach Independence Day, for he invoked many of the grievances immortalized in America's Declaration of Independence. After reciting the first - "He has refused assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-06-26/stand-strong-alaska-sign-petition
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My Turn: The pursuit of happiness - without government interference

...that, as Americans, our freedoms come from God and not government, and include the rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. What could be more important to the pursuit of happiness than...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-06-19/pursuit-happiness-without-government-
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Senate immigration bill passage lives up to nation's commitment

...this most patriotic of holidays to savor the moment. This is a nation of immigrants, as those who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 well knew. Over the years, America's vitality has been refreshed time and again by waves of immigrants...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-07-07/senate-immigration-bill-passage-lives
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This Day in History

...Kentucky. In 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed to the Continental Congress a resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence. In 1864, Abraham Lincoln was nominated for another term as president at his party's convention in Baltimore...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060704/sta_history.shtml
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This Day in History

...Sound ports. In the nation In 1769, frontiersman Daniel Boone first began to explore present-day Kentucky. In 1776, Richard Henry Lee proposed to the Continental Congress a resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060705/sta_20050607017.shtml
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This Day in History

...State. In 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed to the Continental Congress a resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence. In 1864, Abraham Lincoln was nominated for another term as president at his party's convention in Baltimore...

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This Day in History

...miles of the Atigun River. In the nation In 1776, the Continental Congress formed a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence from Britain. In 1919, Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes, becoming horse racing's first Triple Crown winner...

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