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...indivisible with justice
and liberty for all...
...in the jungles of New Guinea,
...on the barren shores
of the Aleutians...
...in the tropic heat of
the Pacific Islands,
...in the sub-zero cold over
the skies of Germany,
...in Burma and Iceland,
...the Philippines and Iran,
...in China and Italy,
Fighting over an area extending
seven-eights of the way around the world.
...the close-packed street of Manattan,
...the endless stretching
distances of the Southwest...
...men from the hills and from the plains,
men from the villages and the cities...
...Bookkeepers, soda jerks, mechanics,
...college student, rich man, poor man,
...beggar man, thief, doctor, lawyer,
Seen the ocean, or been of the ground.
while half a world away from it.
more than their country.
Fighting for an idea.
An idea bigger than the country.
Without the idea, the country might
only have remained a willingness.
Without the country, the idea might
have remained only a dream.
Over this ocean,
1620, Plymouth Rock...
Here was America.
The sea, the sky, the virgin continent.
We came in search of freedom, facing
...the knew of bow to tyranny.
Out of the native oak and pine, we built
a house, a church, a watchtower.
a colony of free citizens.
the green wilderness.
Rhode Island, Carolina.
Then came the first test in
the defense of that liberty.
Colonists are by the law of nature free-born,
institute new government."- Thomas Jefferson
These are the times that try mers souls."
- Thomas Paine
...but as for me, give me liberty or
give me death."- Patrick Henry
The idea grew. The idea took form.
Something new was expressed by men.
A new and revolutionary doctrine.
All men are created equal."
liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
That's the goal we had set for ourselves.
1777, Valley Forge
For what? For the future freedom
of all Americans.
A few of us doubted and despaired,
Now we were a free-independent nation...
...the new idea had won its first test.
Now to pass it on to future Americans.
"We the people..."
The life, liberty, and happiness of
"We the people..."
The people were to rule. Not some of the people,
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