J.K. Rowling's Pottermore Posts Final 'Magic in North America' Story

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It looks at how the Statute of Secrecy — the law preventing wizards and witches from revealing the magical world to No-Majs — evolved.

J.K. Rowling has published The Magical Congress of the United States of America on Pottermore.com.

The latest writing is the third and final installment of the Magic in North America series and explores the roots of America’s secret wizarding governing body, the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA).

It even notes the organization's place in American history — including the infamous "Country or Kind" debate during the Revolutionary War, when members of the U.S. magical community questioned to whom they owed their allegiance — and how it came to station its headquarters in New York City, where it was magically modified to be hidden from No-Majs (the American term for Muggles). Additionally, it looks at how the Statute of Secrecy — the law preventing wizards and witches from revealing the magical world to No-Majs — evolved.

Together with a short video, it includes background details for the upcoming Warner Bros. film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film, which marks J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut, is set in New York in 1926 and will be released in theaters on Nov. 18.

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