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Magna Carta – See the Blueprint for Democracy in Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. – In 2016 if you ask most people what the Magna Carta is they will either have to ask Siri or they may think it’s a new drink that’s being marketed by a celeb like P. Diddy when the reality is that the Magna Carta is literally the “blueprint” for Democracy and an important document that everyone should be aware of.

Thankfully the Magna Carta is now on display at the Oregon Historical Society with other important documents including The Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Monroe Doctrine and the US Constitution along with letters from George Washington and other historic documents from Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams.

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On Display Now Through February 1st, 2017

If you plan on seeing these documents up close they will be on display at the Oregon Historical Society from now through February 1st, 2017.

The Oregon Historical Society is located at 1200 SW Park Avenue in Portland. Tickets cost $11 for adults and $5 for kids and they are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sunday’s they are open from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

About The Magna Carta

Magna Carta Libertatum (Latin for “the Great Charter of the Liberties”), commonly called Magna Carta (also Magna Charta; “(the) Great Charter”),[a] is a charter agreed to by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215.[b] 

Source – Wikipedia

Don’t Miss the Magna Carta

There’s never been a more important time in history than right now to view this document especially with the Presidential Election right around the corner and Democracy being debated worldwide. You can view this document in person at the Oregon Historical Society from now through February 1st, 2017.