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Address at Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 4 July 1962

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    Digital Identifier:
    JFKPOF-039-014
    Title:
    Address at Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 4 July 1962
    Date(s) of Materials:
    4 July 1962
    Folder Description:
    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning President Kennedy's address at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In his speech the President praises the American democratic system which encourages differences and allows for dissent, discusses the enduring relevance of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and addresses the role of the United States in relation to the emerging European Community. Materials in this folder include various memoranda, drafts by Special Counsel and speechwriter Theodore Sorensen, a press copy, and reading copies of the speech, in addition to a program for the observance, a photograph of the President in front of Independence Hall, and a copy of a speech entitled, "What's Right with America." Of note are several items with handwritten notations by the President.
    Extent:
    85 digital pages
    Collection:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
    Finding Aid | Digitized Content
    Series Number:
    03.
    Series Name:
    Speech Files.
    Preferred Citation:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President’s Office Files. Speech Files. Address at Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 4 July 1962
    Physical Description:
    85 digital pages
    Media Type:
    Paper
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