Words that make America great

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Random House, 1997 - History - 587 pages
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Words That Make America Greatcontains all the texts that have been important in our history: from theDeclaration of IndependenceandThe Constitution, to theGettysburg Addressand theEmancipation Proclamationto the Roe v. Wade decision and theContract with America. All are arranged in categories such as Foreign Affairs, Presidential Authority, and Inaugural Addresses, with each category arranged in chronological order. Every entry has commentary on its meaning and importance. Fifteen significant categories cover early history, foreign affairs, presidential authority, civil rights, Native Americans and more Overview essays for each category and introductions to every document clarify the historical context and significance of each event and idea.

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Acknowledges free sovereign and independent States The Paris Peace Treaty 1783
27
An ample journal must afford much intelligence Lewis Clark 1806
84
CERTAIN UNALIENABLE RIGHTS
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Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Jerome B. Agel has written and/or produced more than fifty books, including collaborations with Carl Sagan, Marshall McLuhan, Buckminster Fuller, Stanley Kubrick, and Isaac Asimov.

Milton J. Cantor, Ph.D. is a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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