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From the Blog: Celebrate the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta with ConSource and the National Archives

Thu, 21 May 2015

Magna Carta and the Constitution

Panel Discussion – Free Admission

Monday, June 15, at 7:00 p.m., National Archives, William G. McGowan Theater

To celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, the National Archives and The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource) present a discussion on the influence of Magna Carta on American constitutionalism, including its place in the charters of the American colonies, its impact on the era of the Founding Fathers, and its continued influence today. Moderated byJudge Royce Lamberth, Senior United States District Judge for the District of Columbia, panelists include: Jennifer Paxton, historian and ...

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