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James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, warned that the "freedom of the people" is imperiled more by "gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations.” (Library of Congress)

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James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, warned that the "freedom of the people" is imperiled more by "gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations.” (Library of Congress)

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In this photo provided by the Library of Congress, President Abraham Lincoln, seated and holding his spectacles and a pencil on Feb. 5, 1865. (AP Photo/Library of Congress/Alexander Gardner)

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This undated handout image provided by the Library of Congress shows The Everly Brothers in a promotion photo for their single “Cathy’s Clown”. On Wednesday April 2, 2014, the Library of Congress will announce this, and other sound recordings it has selected for long-term preservation in the National Recording Registry. (AP Photo/Library of Congress, Warner Brothers)

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This undated handout image provided by the Library of Congress shows the single version of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son”. On Wednesday April 2, 2014, the Library of Congress will announce this, and other sound recordings it has selected for long-term preservation in the National Recording Registry. (AP Photo/Library of Congress, Fantasy Records)

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This undated handout image provided by the Library of Congress shows the cover of Linda Ronstadt’s “Heart Like a Wheel". On Wednesday April 2, 2014, the Library of Congress will announce this, and other sound recordings it has selected for long-term preservation in the National Recording Registry. (AP Photo/Library of Congress, Capitol EMI)

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James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, warned that the "freedom of the people" is imperiled more by "gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations.” (Library of Congress)

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A May 31, 1911, photograph from the Library of Congress shows the hull of the Titanic in dry dock as it is being built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. (Associated Press)