- Series: Dover Thrift Editions
- Paperback: 64 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications; Dover Thrift E edition (June 20, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0486411249
- ISBN-13: 978-0486411248
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 79 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,648 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History 1775-1865 (Dover Thrift Editions) Dover Thrift E Edition
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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 George III; the Monroe Doctrine, the cornerstone of American foreign policy; and 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; 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.
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This small document has complete copies of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, one or two Federalist paper, Monroe Doctrine, and speeches by former Presidents
Everyone needs to learn more history.
A good place to start to educate yourself about America’s freedoms
I will not list off all the documents in his book, the Amazon review and several reader reviews do list them. But I would note, that Grafton's commentary on Lincoln's composition of the Gettysburgh Address is in accord with the superb work of Gary Wills in his book, "Lincoln At Gettysburgh" where Wills thoroughly debunks the myth that Lincoln wrote the Address on the back of an envelope on his way up on the train.
Anyone who has frequent need to reference some of the greatest and enduring documents in American History will find this book an invaluable reference tool.
It's easy to fall into the trap of believing other's interpretation of these documents, but not know the content for yourself. For a few dollars, it's great to have this on your bookshelf.