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Comments of California Ethics Professors on the Proposed California Rules, Sept., 2016

A Collection of U.S. Founding Documents

U.S. Constitution (1787, as amended)

Declaration of Independence (1776)

Mayflower Compact (November 11, 1620)

The Magna Carta (1215)

The Federalist Papers (published serially in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet between October 1787 and August 1788)

Thomas Jefferson First Inaugural Address (March 4, 1801)

Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address (November 19, 1863)

Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address (March 4, 1865)

The London Spectator said of this speech —

“We cannot read it without a renewed conviction that it is the noblest political document known to history, and should have for the nation and the statesmen he left behind him something of a sacred and almost prophetic character.”

Over the centuries, these documents have set the world on fire.