Soul of America, Vol. I: Documenting Our Past

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From the Civil War to the era when the U.S. became a great world power, here are some of the essential writings, documents, and ideas that shaped the nation from 1858 to 1993. Volume I covers the period from 1492 to 1870.
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Overview


From the Civil War to the era when the U.S. became a great world power, here are some of the essential writings, documents, and ideas that shaped the nation from 1858 to 1993. Volume I covers the period from 1492 to 1870.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555919214
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/25/1994
  • Pages: 312
  • Lexile: 1510L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.64 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 6.69 (d)

Meet the Author


Robert C. Baron, the founder and chairman of Fulcrum Publishing, is a historian, scientist, and the author of or contributor to 25 books, including Pioneers and Plodders: The American Entrepreneurial Spirit.
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Table of Contents

Introduction XI
I. Colonial America 1
April 30, 1492 Privileges and Prerogatives Granted to Columbus 1
October 20, 1541 Letter from Francisco Vazquez de Coronado to His Majesty 3
November 11, 1620 The Mayflower Compact 8
July 24, 1621 Ordinance for the Virginia House of Burgesses 9
1630 History of Plymouth Plantation 11
April 14, 1642 Massachusetts School Law 13
1644 The Bloody Tenet of Persecution 14
1670 The Great Case of Liberty of Conscience 16
February 18, 1688 Resolution of the Germantown Mennonites 19
1697 Penn's Plan of Union 20
1754 The Albany Plan of Union 21
II. The American Revolution 27
October 19, 1765 Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress 27
October 20, 1774 The Association 29
March 23, 1775 Speech in Virginia Convention 34
April 26, 1775 The Battles of Lexington and Concord 36
March 31, 1776 Letter to John Adams and Response 38
June 12, 1776 The Virginia Bill of Rights 42
July 4, 1776 The Declaration of Independence 45
August 1, 1776 Speech on American Independence 49
1776 From Common Sense--American Affairs 51
October 10, 1780 Resolution of Congress on Public Lands 56
March 1, 1781 The Articles of Confederation 57
1782 Notes on the State of Virginia--Religion 66
1782 To Those Who Would Remove to America 70
1782 What Is an American? 73
III. Forging a New Nation 77
April 23, 1784 Report of Government for the Western Territory 77
January 16, 1786 Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom 79
July 13, 1787 The Northwest Ordinance 81
September 17, 1787 The Constitution of the United States 87
September 17, 1787 Speech before Federal Convention 99
The Federalist Papers 101
October 27, 1787 The Federalist No. 1 102
October 1787 The Federalist No. 2 105
February 19, 1788 The Federalist No. 51 108
February 23, 1791 On the Constitutionality of a National Bank 113
December 15, 1791 Amendments I-X: The Bill of Rights 117
February 7, 1795 Amendment XI: Judicial Powers Construed 119
September 17, 1796 Farewell Address 120
IV. The Young Republic 133
March 4, 1797 Inaugural Address 133
December 24, 1798 The Virginia Resolutions 138
March 4, 1801 First Inaugural Address 140
April 30, 1803 The Louisiana Purchase 144
June 20, 1803 Instructions to Meriwether Lewis 145
1803 Marbury v. Madison 151
June 15, 1804 Amendment XII: Choosing President and Vice-President 156
Summer 1805 Speech to the Iroquois Six Nations 157
September 23, 1806 Letter to Jefferson on the Expedition 160
August 12, 1810 Speech to Governor Harrison 165
September 14, 1814 The Star Spangled Banner 166
July 12, 1816 Letter to Samuel Kercheval 167
1819 McCulloch v. Maryland 169
March 6, 1820-March 2, 1821 Missouri Compromise Acts 177
December 2, 1823 Annual Message to Congress--The Monroe Doctrine 181
V. A Gathering Storm 185
December 19, 1828 South Carolina Exposition and Protest 185
January 26, 1830 Second Reply to Hayne 188
January 1, 1831 To the Public 191
1831 Cherokee Nation v. Georgia 192
July 10, 1832 Veto of the Bank Bill 197
March 11, 1836 Memorial and Protest of the Cherokee Nation 203
January 1848 Civil Disobedience 205
February 2, 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 210
July 19, 1848 Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions 213
September 3, 1848 Letter to Thomas Auld, His Former Master 217
January 29-September 20, 1850 Resolutions; The Compromise of 1850 223
March 7, 1850 The Seventh of March Speech 230
May 29, 1851 Ain't I a Woman? 233
May 30, 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act 234
1857 Dred Scott v. Sandford 236
VI. Civil War 243
June 17, 1858 "House Divided" Speech 243
November 2, 1859 Address to the Virginia Court 247
December 20-24, 1860 South Carolina Ordinance and Declaration of Causes of Secession 249
March 4, 1861 First Inaugural Address 253
December 1861 The Battle Hymn of the Republic 259
May 20, 1862 The Homestead Act 261
July 2, 1862 The Morrill Act 263
January 1, 1863 The Emancipation Proclamation 264
November 19, 1863 Address at Gettysburg 266
March 4, 1865 Second Inaugural Address 268
April 10, 1865 Farewell to His Army 269
December 18, 1865 Amendment XIII: Slavery Abolished 270
March 2-May 26, 1868 The Impeachment and Trial of President Andrew Johnson 271
July 28, 1868 Amendment XIV: Citizenship Rights Not to Be Abridged 276
March 30, 1870 Amendment XV: Race No Bar to Voting Rights 278
Sources 279
Bibliography 283
Index 289
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