Essay on America 's First Formal Document

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Chris Heldman, His 101 SIN2, Reflective Essay, July 13, 2015.
“We the people.’’ These three words are at the beginning of our nation’s first formal document. This document and many others that form our government have their origins in an early city of America and in ancient societies. I visited this city on March 25 this year to observe these documents and to visit the locations of their creations. I attended multiple speeches, presentations, and historical sites. Each of these had a large impact on my views, provided historical context, and would form a stronger community.
When I first arrived, we went to the visitor’s center to get our tickets for the tourist activities. We walked across Independence Mall. We entered the mall and waited for the next tour. Our tour guide arrived and began to explain the history of the building. It was originally a state house for the Pennsylvanian colony and completed in 1756. This British governmental building was the site of the most profound and revolutionary debates 20 years later. We first entered the Governor’s Council Chamber, where the head of the local government of the colonies met. We then went to the Supreme Court Room of the early Pennsylvanian government. The court held cases for single defendants and also for state issues. After that, we entered the Assembly Room where there was still a strong remnant of the heated debates and great decisions that had been made within those walls.
Our tour guide gave a lecture on the…

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