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NATIONAL ARCHIVES JULY 4, 76
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July 4th, 1976 marked the two-hundredth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. On this occasion, the National Archives hosted President Gerald Ford on July 2 of that year, as the president had a busy schedule of events on July 4th and the days leading up to it. At the archives, President Ford spoke briefly and viewed the Declaration, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution. The three documents were on display for the public on that day and on July 4th.

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(1975, April). [Bicentennial Times]. John Marsh Files, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library (Box 64, Folder “American revolution Bicentennial Administration – Bicentennial Times), Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum, Ann Arbor, MI. Retrieved from https://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/document/0067/1563258.pdf

(1975, November). [The National Archives celebrates the bicentennial]. John Marsh Files, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library (Box 70, Folder “National Archives Bicentennial Kit”), Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum, Ann Arbor, MI. Retrieved from https://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/document/0067/1563319.pdf

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EV0619
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