The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States

Author: N.A

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0553904973

Category: History

Page: 112

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Together in one book, the two most important documents in United States history form the enduring legacy of America’s Founding Fathers including Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. The Declaration of Independence was the promise of a representative government; the Constitution was the fulfillment of that promise. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress issued a unanimous declaration: the thirteen North American colonies would be the thirteen United States of America, free and independent of Great Britain. Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration set forth the terms of a new form of government with the following words: "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." Framed in 1787 and in effect since March 1789, the Constitution of the United States of America fulfilled the promise of the Declaration by establishing a republican form of government with separate executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The first ten amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, became part of the Constitution on December 15, 1791. Among the rights guaranteed by these amendments are freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and the right to trial by jury. Written so that it could be adapted to endure for years to come, the Constitution has been amended only seventeen times since 1791 and has lasted longer than any other written form of government. From the Paperback edition.
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Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

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Die Indianer Nordamerikas

Eine kleine Einführung

Author: Theda Perdue,Michael D. Green

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150190265

Category:

Page: 200

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The Constitution of the United States, with Index, and the Declaration of Independence

Author: National Center for Constitutional Studi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780880801447

Category: History

Page: 46

View: 5801

The National Center for Constitutional Studies has printed a special edition copy of The Constitution of the United States that has been proofed word for word against the original Constitution housed in the Archives in Washington, D.C. It is identical in spelling, capitalization and punctuation. This 48-page pocket sized booklet contains The Constitution of the United States (including The Bill of Rights and Amendments 11-27) and The Declaration of Independence. Its dimensions are 3.25" X 6.5". On the front cover of this pocket Constitution there is a four-color picture of George Washington holding a quill in his hand, inviting each of us to pledge our support for and commitment to The Constitution of the United States by maintaining and promoting its standard of liberty for ourselves and our posterity. You are invited to: 1. Purchase multiple copies of this pocket Constitution and keep one with you; 2. Read The Constitution of the United States; 3. Sign the Constitution Pledge on the back cover of this pocket Constitution (see below); 4. Become fluent in your knowledge of the Constitution and correct principles of Government; 5. Give your family and friends a copy of this pocket Constitution and personally invite them to read and study the Constitution. Commit them to purchase copies of this Pocket Constitution and share them with their family and friends following the same pattern as above. - Publisher.
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The Constitutions of the United States

according to the latest amendments, to which are prefixed, the Declaration of independence and the Federal constitution

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 307

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The Declaration of Independence

Author: United States,Thomas Jefferson,Sam Fink

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439407007

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 5751

The text of the Declaration of Independence is accompanied by engaging illustrations meant to help explain the meaning of this important document.
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The Annotated U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence

Author: Jack N Rakove

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674054474

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 8010

Here in a beautifully bound cloth gift edition are the two founding documents of the United States of America: the Declaration of Independence (1776), our great revolutionary manifesto, and the Constitution (1787-88), in which "We the People" forged a new nation and built the framework for our federal republic. Together with the Bill of Rights and the Civil War amendments, these documents constitute what James Madison called our "political scriptures," and have come to define us as a people. Now a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian serves as a guide to these texts, providing historical contexts and offering interpretive commentary.
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The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America

Author: N.A

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9780878401437

Category: History

Page: 86

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Never in history have 1,322 words held out such extraordinary determination to be free as those found in the Declaration of Independence. In 1787, "We the people" were the three words that not only engendered a new and cohesive nation; they went on to change the face of the world as well. In 1791, the first ten Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America, known to us as the Bill of Rights introduced the world to the concept of those singular rights that ought to belong to every free individual. In one compact volume, the full texts of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America with all ratified twenty-seven Amendments to the Constitution are side by side--along with another of America's seminal documents, Thomas Jefferson's Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, an additional world-changing statement that codified for the first time that one cannot be required by law to support or prefer any belief or be punished for those one does profess--and the basis for what we have come to know as the "wall of separation" between church and state. Who we are and what we are free to be as citizens of the United States of America is contained between these covers. Cass R. Sunstein prefaces the volume with a succinct history and interpretation of the place and meaning of both the Declaration and the Constitution in American life. Enhanced by an index and suggestions for further reading, this volume, small in size but overwhelming in the impact of its contents, belongs in the home of every citizen of the United States.
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The Constitution of the United States with the Declaration of Independence

Author: United States

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0785832513

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 714

This beautiful book combines the Constitution of the United States with the Declaration of Independence, two essential texts for any American citizen. The Declaration of Independence, signed July 4, 1776 is the document that gave birth to the American dream. The Constitution, signed 13 years later, is the document by which the nation is still governed. The Constitution is presented alongside all 27 of its Amendments.
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The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America with Amendments, and Other Important American Documents

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: Digireads.com Publishing

ISBN: 9781420926125

Category: History

Page: 108

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This volume includes some of the most important historical documents in American history. In this edition are included the following: The Declaration of Independence of The United States of America (1776), The Constitution of the United States of America (1787), The Bill of Rights and Other Amendments to the Constitution (1791-1992), The Albany Plan (1754), The Declaration of Rights (1765 – In Response to the Stamp Act), Declaration of Rights and Grievances (1774), Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776), The Articles of Confederation (1778), Report of the Annapolis Conference (1786), Speech of Benjamin Franklin (1787 – At the Constitutional Congress), The Letter of Transmittal (1787 – Of the Constitution), Washington's Letter to Congress (1787 – Regarding the Constitution), Madison Introduces the Bill of Rights (1789), Jefferson's Wall of Separation Letter (1802), The National Anthem – The Star Spangled Banner (1814), Declaration of Sentiments (1848), Fugitive Slave Act (1850), Confederate Constitution (1861), Gettysburg Address (1863), Emancipation Proclamation (1863), and The Pledge of Allegiance (1892)
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US Constitution

And Declaration of Independence

Author: Founding Fathers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781494393175

Category:

Page: 82

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This excellent edition of the US Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, all 27 Amendments, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation is presented in its original form without political commentary. Every citizen should have a copy of these priceless words that have shaken the world. They have changed our way of life. They have established a land of freedom. They are a shield for the good and a sword against evil. This is a treasure of America's most important documents collected into one beautiful volume: The Constitution of the United States of America, with the Bill of Rights and all of the Amendments; The Declaration of Independence; and the Articles of Confederation.
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Unlocking the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence

Author: Robert M. Goldberg,Richard M. Haynes

Publisher: Globe Fearon Company

ISBN: 9780870655937

Category: Law

Page: 140

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Explains the basic concepts of the United States Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Includes review questions.
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Echoes from the Cabinet

Comprising the Constitution of the United States, Declaration of Independence, Fugitive Slave Bills of 1793 & 1850, Missouri Compromise, the Kansas and Nebraska Bill of 1854, Also Fac-simile Autograph Names of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 106

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The U.S. Constitution and Related Documents

Author: Stephen Brennan

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616083468

Category: History

Page: 192

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Collects the founding documents and essays that are the basis of the American government.
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