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U.S. Constitution

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07834 Author/Creator: Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Pamphlet Date: 1787/09 Pagination: 16 p. 17.6 x 11 cm

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsUS Constitution

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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