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LIVES OF THE SIGNERS TO THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE Hardcover – 1829


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Johnathan Leavitt (1829)
  • ASIN: B000XFLCOK
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,887,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Geoffrey F. Arnold on February 14, 2010
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It is nice to have a history account written closer to the origins of our nation, the United States, than one seen through the myopic and self satisfied lens of late twentieth/twenty-first century perception, having decided to embrace that the United States came to be, and expanded, by destroying cultures and civilizations and just behaved in a thoroughly reprehensible way. We do not deny that some atrocities did occur, but to portray these as the "standard" means of expansion is simply inaccurate and unfair to the manifold good that accompanied our expansion to become the nation we became as a result.

Published in 1840, it is possibly a more faithful accounting of the lives of the Founders, the actual signers of the Declaration of Independence, than what you will find today. The fact that today we remember only a few, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin and one or two others, is to our greater shame. That we wish to deny the Christian foundation of this country, that our Founders were stalwart men of faith and good conscience, far more faithful to the ideas and principles we today have taken for granted, is to demonstrate the depths to which we have fallen as a nation.

It should be the case that citizens of this nation should learn the very things we require of immigrants to learn to qualify for citizenship. The legitimate new arrivals to this country have to learn more about American history and out founding documents than is required of our own natural born children.

And this book should be required reading for all school age children so they may learn the truth about the very people responsible for our nation's Declaration and Constitution.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Thinkaboutit on August 2, 2010
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Great book that describes the excellent men who founded America and how their religious beliefs contributed to the genius of the American Republic and the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.
Listen to the great speaker and historian, David Barton, who bases all his facts on original documents that his organization has located and preserved. You can find his program, "Is America A Christian Nation" at the [...] website. It's a fascinating presentation, and well worth your time.
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