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“We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.”

Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America's improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars; statesmen and patriots who had traveled across an ocean to escape tyranny and persecution finally made real their declaration of independence at a Philadelphia convention that lasted through the spring of 1787.

The statement “Two hundred and twenty-one years ago” references ________________.

  • the Gettysburg Address
  • an important date in U.S. history
  • an important date in world history
  • no particular important time in history