Monday, June 20, 2011

The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History, 1775-1865 (John Grafton)

The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History, 1775-186
Edited by John Grafton

Blurb: 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: The Federalist, No. 10
- George Washington: First Inaugural Address
- George Washington: Farewell Address
- Thomas Jefferson: First Inaugural Address
- William Lloyd Garrison: Prospectus for the Liberator
- Andrew Jackson: Veto of the Bank Bill
- Abraham Lincoln: First Inaugural Address
- Abraham Lincoln: Emancipation Proclamation
- Abraham Lincoln: Gettysburg Address

An introductory note precedes the text of each historic 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.

ISBN: 9780486411248 (Paperback)
Year: 2000
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages: 96 (Non-Fiction)


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