The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History, 1775-1864

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The great documents in this important collection helped form the foundation of American democratic government. Compelling, influential, and often inspirational, they range from Patrick Henry's dramatic "Give me liberty or give me death" speech at the start of the American Revolution to Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, issued in the closing weeks of the Civil War. Also included are the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson's classic rationale for rejecting allegiance to the government of King ...

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The The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History: 1775-1865 Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History

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Overview

The great documents in this important collection helped form the foundation of American democratic government. Compelling, influential, and often inspirational, they range from Patrick Henry's dramatic "Give me liberty or give me death" speech at the start of the American Revolution to Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, issued in the closing weeks of the Civil War. Also included are the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson's classic rationale for rejecting allegiance to the government of King George III; the Monroe Doctrine, the cornerstone of American foreign policy; and these other landmark statements: The Constitution of the United States; James Madison's The Federalist, No. 10; George Washington's First Inaugural Address and Farewell Address; Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural Address; William Lloyd Garrison's Prospectus for The Liberator; Andrew Jackson's Veto of the Bank Bill; and Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, Emancipation Proclamation, and Gettysburg Address.
An introductory note precedes the text of each document, providing fascinating background history and information about the author. An indispensable reference for students, this handy compendium will also serve as an invaluable introduction for general readers to American political writing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486411248
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 6/20/2000
  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 217,519
  • Product dimensions: 5.23 (w) x 8.29 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents


Patrick Henry: "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death," March 23, 1775
Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
The Constitution of the United States, September 17,1787
James Madison: The Federalist, Number 10, November 23, 1787
George Washington: First Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789
George Washington: Farewell Address, September 19, 1796
Thomas Jefferson: First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801
James Monroe: The Monroe Doctrine, December 2, 1823
William Lloyd Garrison: The Liberator, January 1, 1831
Andrew Jackson: Veto of the Bank Bill, July 10, 1832
Abraham Lincoln: First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861
Abraham Lincoln: The Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863
Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863
Abraham Lincoln: Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2001

    Great Book

    This Book helped me so much in my Social Studies Report. And It Is Great To Read If You Are Interested in American History

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