Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution Rocks Glass Set
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Set of 2 glasses
- Printed glass
- 11 oz.
We the people….could use a drink. Inked on glass, the Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution lend patriotic character to this barware. Available as a set of two, you and a friend will be reminded of your unalienable rights and the supreme law of the land, as you imbibe a cold drink, complete with the National Archives eagle logo etched in the base.
Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty. It was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, and announced that the 13 American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states and no longer a part of the British Empire. Instead, they formed a union that would become a new nation--the United States of America.
The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. The Constitution originally consisted of seven Articles. The first three Articles embody the doctrine of the separation of powers, whereby the federal government is divided into three branches: the legislature, consisting of the bicameral Congress; the executive, consisting of the President; and the judiciary, consisting of the Supreme Court and other federal courts.
The original Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States are on permanent exhibit in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.