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Text of A resolution recognizing the American Revolution Center for its role in telling the story of the American Revolution and the ...

...Revolution and the continuing impact on struggles for freedom, self-government, and the rule of law throughout the world, and enc

This simple resolution was agreed to on June 29, 2011. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 29, 2011 (Resolution Agreed to).

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III

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. RES. 222

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 29, 2011

submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to

RESOLUTION

Recognizing the American Revolution Center for its role in telling the story of the American Revolution and the continuing impact on struggles for freedom, self-government, and the rule of law throughout the world, and encouraging the Center in its efforts to build a new Museum of the American Revolution.

Whereas the American Revolution secured the independence of the United States of America, and made possible a vibrant system of self-government based on liberty and equality;

Whereas the history and ideas of the American Revolution have sustained the Nation through its moments of greatest peril and inspired many of the greatest achievements;

Whereas the American Revolution Center (in this resolution referred to as the Center) is the steward of a nationally significant collection of artifacts, manuscripts, and artwork from the period of the American Revolution;

Whereas the Center is actively working to be a connector to other American Revolution organizations and sites through its website and with collaborative programming;

Whereas the Center has committed itself to the establishment of a new Museum of the American Revolution that is to be built in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, just steps from Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Carpenter’s Hall, and Christ Church;

Whereas the Museum of the American Revolution will be built in one of our Nation’s most historic neighborhoods, visited by many millions of people from around the world each year;

Whereas the Museum of the American Revolution will tell the entire story of the American Revolution, providing a context for heritage tourists as they travel to other Revolutionary-era sites in Philadelphia and throughout the United States; and

Whereas the Center and the proposed Museum of the American Revolution will provide future generations with both a physical and a virtual venue to learn the story of the American Revolution: Now, therefore, be it

That the Senate—

(1)

recognizes the contribution of the American Revolution Center to the preservation of the story of the founding of the United States; and

(2)

expresses support for the Center's efforts to establish an appropriate museum to tell such story to future generations.