Freedom of the Press: NY Times v. United States has been award a 2017 Clarion Award in the category of Education. The Clarion Awards are given out by the Association for Women in Communications, which promotes the advancement of women in communications. The Clarion Awards recognize “excellence in clear, concise communications” across multiple media fields.
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“Declaration of Independence,” by John Trumbull (Architect of the Capitol)
On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, formally severing ties between the original 13 colonies of what would become the United States and Great Britain. In the Declaration, the Founders lay out a series of grievances against the King, including taxation without representation, cutting off trade between the colonies and foreign countries, denying the colonists trial by jury in all cases, and refusing to allow the colonists to establish their own governments and laws, among other grievances. The entire document can be read the National Archives.