DENVER (CBS4)– Dozens of 5th graders visited the state Capitol on Thursday to watch government in action for Liberty Day.

The students from Northglenn and Craig received a tour of the state Capitol. They also read the preamble and Bill of Rights on the state House floor.

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Then the students quizzed the lawmakers.

This was the fifth year for the annual Liberty Day event.

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Students had to win an essay contest to be selected to take part.