The most important document in American history was drafted in 1787 at the State House in Philadelphia. Spenser, the building’s caretaker - a cat and close friend of Ben Franklin - was there to record how 55 delegates from 12 states struggled to write the Constitution.

Spenser’s Story of the Constitution records the battles between small states and large states that nearly resulted in failure, and it describes the compromises both sides made to establish our nation.

Ozymandias

by Percy Bysshe Shelley
 

I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said, “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert…Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart they fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing besides remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”