The Annotated U. S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence
  • The Annotated U. S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence
  • The Annotated U. S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence

The Annotated U. S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence

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by Jack Rakove
     
 

Here in a newly annotated edition are the two founding documents of the United States of America: the Declaration of Independence (1776), our great revolutionary manifesto, and the Constitution (1787-88), in which “We the People” forged a new nation and built the framework for our federal republic. Together with the Bill of Rights and the Civil War

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Overview

Here in a newly annotated edition are the two founding documents of the United States of America: the Declaration of Independence (1776), our great revolutionary manifesto, and the Constitution (1787-88), in which “We the People” forged a new nation and built the framework for our federal republic. Together with the Bill of Rights and the Civil War amendments, these documents constitute what James Madison called our “political scriptures” and have come to define us as a people. Now a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian serves as a guide to these texts, providing historical contexts and offering interpretive commentary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674036062
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2009
Edition description:
Annotated
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

  • A Note to the Reader

  • Introduction
    The Declaration of Independence
    The U.S. Constitution
    Amendments to the Constitution
  • A Calendar of Events
  • Further Reading
  • Credits
  • Acknowledgments

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