Patriot's Handbook

Overview

British philosopher G. K. Chesterton once quipped that America is the only nation ever founded on a creed. While other nations find their identity in geography, culture, ideology, or ethnic origin, America was founded on certain ideas about freedom, human dignity, and social responsibility.

Early in the nineteenth century, American educators began to realize that if this great experiment in liberty was to be maintained, then an informed patriotism would have to be instilled in ...

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Overview

British philosopher G. K. Chesterton once quipped that America is the only nation ever founded on a creed. While other nations find their identity in geography, culture, ideology, or ethnic origin, America was founded on certain ideas about freedom, human dignity, and social responsibility.

Early in the nineteenth century, American educators began to realize that if this great experiment in liberty was to be maintained, then an informed patriotism would have to be instilled in the young. The ideals that produced the nation needed to pass from one generation to the next; thus, these educators presented rising new citizens with a small handbook containing the essential elements of the American creed.

The Patriot's Handbook is a twenty-first century version of that tradition. A concise introduction to the ideas, events, and personalities of American freedom, it is a valuable resource for anyone who wishes to understand the nation's identity as it has developed from its founding until now. Included are key documents:

  • The Mayflower Compact
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The Federalist Papers
  • Speeches, poems, song lyrics, and profiles of the presidents and many of the leaders who have shaped the nation's history
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581824032
  • Publisher: SourceBooks
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 482
  • Sales rank: 1,406,876
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

George Grant, the author and collaborator of nearly 100 books, is the Founder of the Franklin Classical School and serves as the Chancellor at New College Franklin. He is also the Pastor at Parish Presbyterian Church. A proud patriot, Grant lives with his family in middle Tennessee.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
Part I A City on a Hill
Apologia 5
America 6
Flawless His Heart 8
The Mayflower Compact 9
A Model of Charity 10
The First Proclamation 16
Thanksgiving in Boston 18
Essays to Do Good 20
Sir Humphrey Gilbert 21
Pocahontas 23
Five Kernels of Corn 24
The Courtship of Miles Standish 26
Ned Braddock 53
Part II An Experiment in Liberty
The Method of Grace 57
Awaken 71
A Ballad of the Boston Tea Party 72
The Divine Source of Liberty 75
Liberty or Death 76
Paul Revere's Ride 78
The Dominion of Providence over the Passions of Men 82
Liberty Tree 105
The Declaration of Independence 106
On the Right to Rebel 110
Lexington 145
Nathan Hale 147
Valley Forge 149
The Articles of Confederation 151
The Vow of Washington 158
The Northwest Ordinance 160
In Favor of the Federal Constitution 166
The Federalist: Number 30 170
The Federalist: Number 47 174
The Constitution 180
The Bill of Rights 190
Washington's Inaugural 193
Farewell Address 196
The Bunker Hill Oration 200
Signers of the Declaration 217
Signers of the Constitution 219
The Forgotten Presidents 220
The Founding Fathers 230
Presidential Fathers 249
Part III Manifest Destiny
Farewell Peace 255
First Fruits in 1812 256
The Star-Spangled Banner 258
The Missouri Compromise 260
The Monroe Doctrine 261
National Bank Veto 263
The Defense of the Alamo 270
Liberty for All 272
The Slavery Question 272
Dred Scott v. Sanford 284
A House Divided 293
Inaugural Address 297
Constitution of the Confederate States 301
The Battle Hymn of the Republic 314
The Volunteer 315
Stonewall Jackson's Way 316
Stonewall's Dying Words 318
Dreaming in the Trenches 319
Christmas Night of '62 320
The Emancipation Proclamation 322
John Burns of Gettysburg 324
The Gettysburg Address 327
Music in Camp 328
O Captain! My Captain! 330
Reconstruction Oration 331
Ode to the Confederate Dead 333
My Country 'Tis of Thee 334
Amendments to the Constitution 335
Founders' Sons 338
Part IV The American Dream
Seneca Falls Declaration 351
Pledge of Allegiance 352
Atlanta Exposition Address 353
Cross of Gold 357
Cuba to Columbia 364
The Men of the Maine 365
Battle Song 367
Dewey in Manila Bay 368
The New Colossus 369
Panama 370
The Man with the Muck-Rake 371
Have Faith in Massachusetts 375
The American Language 378
War Message 381
Fourteen Points 384
Victory Bells 387
League of Nations 388
The New Crusade 389
Marching Song 390
The First Three 392
League of Nations Speech 392
Pearl Harbor Address 401
The Marshall Plan 402
Nobel Prize Acceptance 405
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka 407
Inaugural Address 411
Letter from the Birmingham Jail 415
Roe v. Wade 424
Inaugural Address 429
Amendments to the Constitution 433
Fathers of the Future 437
The Message of Freedom 456
September 11 460
Index 463
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