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    The US is celebrating 233 years since the country’s founding fathers drafted the final version of the Constitution - the supreme law of the United States. It was ratified a year later and is now the world's longest-surviving written charter still in use.

    Sputnik is live in Washington DC as US President Donald Trump is addresses the White House Conference on American History.

    The conference comes amid turbulent times in the US as the nation has been swept up by huge demonstrations against racial injustice and police brutality after African-American George Floyd was filmed unable to breath as a policeman knelt on his neck. Floyd died shortly afterwards, prompting the start of the Black Lives Matter movement. The push against racism also resulted in the toppling and defacing of historical monuments that were deemed controversial because of their associations with the slave trade.

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