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A More Perfect Union

Obama, Barack (2008) A More Perfect Union. [Video]

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Abstract

"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 document they produced was eventually signed but ultimately unfinished. It was stained by this nation's original sin of slavery, a question that divided the colonies and brought the convention to a stalemate until the founders chose to allow the slave trade to continue for at least twenty more years, and to leave any final resolution to future generations.


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Item Type: Video
Uncontrolled Keywords: unity; race; racism; health care; discrimination; racial divide; communities; Americans; dreams; change
Subjects: Health > Health Equity
Health > Policy
Practice
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Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2008
Last Modified: 01 May 2011 17:41
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/1151

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