The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States

Author: N.A

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0553904973

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 7873

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.

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

View: 4500

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.

The Declaration of Independence

Author: United States,Thomas Jefferson,Sam Fink

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439407007

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 2980

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

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: 501

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.

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

View: 4023


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: 7385

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.

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


Category: Law

Page: 307

View: 772


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

View: 1775

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

Die Indianer Nordamerikas

Eine kleine Einführung

Author: Theda Perdue,Michael D. Green

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150190265


Page: 200

View: 6845


The constitution of the United States of America

with an alphabetical analysis; the Declaration of Independence; the Articles of Confederation; the prominent political acts of George Washington ..

Author: William Hickey,United States

Publisher: N.A


Category: Constitutional history

Page: 521

View: 3885


The Declaration of Independence

origins and impact

Author: Scott Douglas Gerber

Publisher: Cq Pr

ISBN: 9781568027050

Category: History

Page: 347

View: 9663

The new reference series, Landmark Events in U.S. History, uses both contributed essays from eminent scholars and excerpts of primary source documents with explanatory headnotes to focus on critical events in American political history and explains how it came about and why it continues to play such a vital role in the history and political evolution of the United States. The first three books in the series are Marbury versus Madison, The Louisiana Purchase, and Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence remains one of the most valued and sacred political documents in American history. It has been and continues to be cited by emerging democracies, Supreme Court justices, and in political debates ranging from states' rights to equal rights. Through documents and analytical essays, Declaration of Independence will explain the: -- founding of the nation and its role in the crafting and interpretation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights -- how historical figures like Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X used the spirit of the document to advance their causes -- how Native Americans and women influenced and were influenced by the Declaration -- how the three branches of government -- the president, Congress, and the Supreme Court -- have used the Declaration of Independence as a means to advance political agenda.

US Constitution

And Declaration of Independence

Author: Founding Fathers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781494393175


Page: 82

View: 4608

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.

Women of the Constitution

Wives of the Signers

Author: Janice E. McKenney,Daughters of the American Revolution. District of Columbia

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810884984

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 241

View: 9591

Features biographical sketches of the spouses of the signers of the United States Constitution.