Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
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.