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the Evolution of Liberty.
at the voting booth or in the newsstand, Thomas Jefferson's
legacy lives strongly within all of us. He once argued
that "the earth belongs to the living generation." As
exemplified here on our timeline, the torch of liberty
has been passed from generation to generation, and now
it is our turn to uphold the principles of freedom and
to remember that "the price of liberty is eternal vigilance."
Presented here are the events of the past millennium
that led to the triumph of liberty and a world in which
for the first time more than half of its population
is free to elect the people who govern them.