The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution

Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 1101603682
Pages : 176 pages
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Download or read book The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution written by Richard Beeman and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-08-28 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court really allowed to do? This unique and handy guide includes the documents that guide our government, annotated with accessible explanations from one of America's most esteemed constitutional scholars. In one portable volume, with accessible annotations and modernizing commentary throughout, Richard Beeman presents The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. Beeman has created a fascinating apparatus for understanding the most important document in American history—and why it’s as central in the America of today as it was in creation of the country. Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author of The Penguin Guide to the U.S. Constitution, draws together the great texts of American civic life to create a timely and informative mini-library of perennially vital issues. Whether readers are encountering these classic writings for the first time, or brushing up in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, these slim volumes will serve as a powerful and illuminating resource for scholars, students, and civic-minded citizens.

The Declaration of Independence

Publisher : Rourke Publishing Group
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ISBN : 9781595152305
Pages : 48 pages
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Download or read book The Declaration of Independence written by David Armentrout and published by Rourke Publishing Group. This book was released on 2004-07 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explains the early history of The Declaration of Independence and how it id preserved today.

Private Truths, Public Lies

Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN : 9780674707580
Pages : 444 pages
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Download or read book Private Truths, Public Lies written by Timur Kuran and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 444 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Preface Living a Lie The Significance of Preference Falsification Private and Public Preferences Private Opinion, Public Opinion The Dynamics of Public Opinion Institutional Sources of Preference Falsification Inhibiting Change Collective Conservatism The Obstinacy of Communism The Ominous Perseverance of the Caste System The Unwanted Spread of Affirmative Action Distorting Knowledge Public Discourse and Private Knowledge The Unthinkable and the Unthought The Caste Ethic of Submission The Blind Spots of Communism The Unfading Specter of White Racism Generating Surprise Unforeseen Political Revolutions The Fall of Communism and Other Sudden Overturns The Hidden Complexities of Social Evolution From Slavery to Affirmative Action Preference Falsification and Social Analysis Notes Index.

Smithsonian Scientific Series

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Pages : 528 pages
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Download or read book Smithsonian Scientific Series written by and published by . This book was released on 1934 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 1

Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN : 069104533X
Pages : 760 pages
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Download or read book The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 1 written by Thomas Jefferson and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 1950-05-21 with total page 760 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Papers of Thomas Jefferson is a projected 60-volume series containing not only the 18,000 letters written by Jefferson but also, in full or in summary, the more than 25,000 letters written to him. Including documents of historical significance as well as private notes not closely examined until their publication in the Papers, this series is an unmatched source of scholarship on the nation's third president"--Publisher's description.

Our Christian Founding Fathers

Publisher : WestBow Press
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ISBN : 1490878971
Pages : 312 pages
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Download or read book Our Christian Founding Fathers written by William Beckman and published by WestBow Press. This book was released on 2015-06-26 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The American public has been told what recent historians wanted them to believe: the United States is not a Christian nation. This is true in only one respect. You don’t have to be a Christian following a specific denomination to be an American citizen. However, the ideological foundation this country is based on Christian principles, developed by Christian Founding Fathers. Modern historians have distorted these facts. To correct these distortions, the biographies of the Founding Fathers, their actual statements and Christian beliefs, are presented in this work. The catalyst for the birth of our nation was the moment when Benjamin Franklin, incorrectly considered a Deist by many, suggested that the quarrelsome Continental Convention recognize how the Creator had listened to and answered their prayers in the past. He suggested daily prayer be instituted, asking “... henceforth, prayers imploring the assistance of heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this assembly every morning ...” The quarreling continued, but the emphasis became how to successfully unite the newly independent colonies. The colonies united under Christian principles; however, over the years those principles and their original intent have been diluted. Recognizing the condition of the world today, isn’t it a good time to renew those principles?

American Heritage

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Pages : 644 pages
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Download or read book American Heritage written by and published by . This book was released on 1951 with total page 644 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Signers of the Declaration of Independence - Complete Biographies in One Volume

Publisher : e-artnow
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ISBN : 8026876989
Pages : 506 pages
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Download or read book The Signers of the Declaration of Independence - Complete Biographies in One Volume written by L. Carroll Judson and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2017-05-02 with total page 506 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book will carry the reader back to first principles, and point plainly and clearly to the land marks of 1776, as fixed by the signers of the declaration of our independence, and to rouse the patriot to a just sense of our blood-bought privileges and the necessity of preserving them pure and undefiled, has been the constant aim of the author. It presents biographies of fifty-eight individuals, all engaged in the accomplishment of a single object, the independence of the United State. The author has labored to be concise without being obscure, to inform the understanding without burdening the memory. He has introduced many apothegms, intending to improve the mind and mend the heart. The causes that led to the revolution, it's interesting progress, its happy termination and the formation of our federal government, are all amply delineated. Table of Content: Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson John Hancock Benjamin Franklin Roger Sherman Edward Rutledge Thomas M'Kean Philip Livingston George Wythe Abraham Clark Francis Lewis Richard Stockton Samuel Adams Dr. Benjamin Rush Oliver Wolcott George Read Thomas Heyward Robert Morris John Witherspoon Thomas Lynch, Jr. Matthew Thornton William Floyd William Whipple Francis Hopkinson, Esq. Josiah Bartlett Arthur Middleton James Wilson Charles Carroll, of Carrollton William Williams Samuel Huntington George Walton George Clymer Carter Braxton John Morton Richard Henry Lee Stephen Hopkins Robert Treat Paine George Taylor Francis Lightfoot Lee Thomas Stone Lewis Morris John Hart Button Gwinnett William Ellery Lyman Hall John Penn Elbridge Gerry William Paca George Ross B. Harrison C. Rodney S. Chase W. Hooper T. Nelson J. Smith J. Hewes J. Adams George Washington Patrick Henry Washington's Farewell Address A Declaration by the Representatives of the United Colonies of North America Articles of Confederation Constitution of the United States The Declaration of Independence as originally written by Thomas Jefferson

Liberalism

Publisher : Verso Books
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ISBN : 178168166X
Pages : 385 pages
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Download or read book Liberalism written by Domenico Losurdo and published by Verso Books. This book was released on 2014-02-04 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this definitive historical investigation, Italian author and philosopher Domenico Losurdo argues that from the outset liberalism, as a philosophical position and ideology, has been bound up with the most illiberal of policies: slavery, colonialism, genocide, racism and snobbery. Narrating an intellectual history running from the eighteenth through to the twentieth centuries, Losurdo examines the thought of preeminent liberal writers such as Locke, Burke, Tocqueville, Constant, Bentham, and Sieyès, revealing the inner contradictions of an intellectual position that has exercised a formative influence on today’s politics. Among the dominant strains of liberalism, he discerns the counter-currents of more radical positions, lost in the constitution of the modern world order.

Our United States

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Pages : 780 pages
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Download or read book Our United States written by James Albert Woodburn and published by . This book was released on 1930 with total page 780 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Retirement Series, Volume 3

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Pages : 814 pages
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Download or read book The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Retirement Series, Volume 3 written by Thomas Jefferson and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 814 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Retirement Series documents Jefferson's written legacy between his return to private life on 4 March 1809 and his death on 4 July 1826. During this period Jefferson founded the University of Virginia and sold his extraordinary library to the nation, but his greatest legacy from these years is the astonishing depth and breadth of his correspondence with statesmen, inventors, scientists, philosophers, and ordinary citizens on topics spanning virtually every field of human endeavor.--From publisher description.

The American Revolution

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0199324220
Pages : 417 pages
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Download or read book The American Revolution written by Conservation Fund (Arlington, Va.) and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2014 with total page 417 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook is both a guide to the most significant places of the Revolutionary War and a guide to the most authoritative books on the subject. The book presents, in chronological order, nearly 150 of the most significant battles and historic sites, and draws on essays from scholars in the field.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History

Publisher : SAGE
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ISBN : 0872893200
Pages : 3885 pages
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Download or read book Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History written by and published by SAGE. This book was released on with total page 3885 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Annual Report

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Pages : 1126 pages
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Download or read book Annual Report written by Smithsonian Institution and published by . This book was released on 1892 with total page 1126 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Making America: A History of the United States

Publisher : Cengage Learning
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ISBN : 1285974387
Pages : 928 pages
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Download or read book Making America: A History of the United States written by Carol Berkin and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2014-01-01 with total page 928 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shaped with a clear political chronology, MAKING AMERICA reflects the variety of individual experiences and cultures that comprise American society. The book's clear and helpful presentation speaks directly to students, sparking their curiosity and inviting them to “do history” as well as read about it. For instructors whose classrooms mirror the diversity of today's college students, the strongly chronological narrative, together with visuals and an integrated program of learning and teaching aids, makes the historical content vivid and comprehensible to students at all levels of preparedness. Available in the following split options: MAKING AMERICA, Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-29), ISBN: 978-1-285-19479-0; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-15), ISBN: 978-1-285-19480-6; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 15-29), ISBN: 978-1-285-19481-3. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Reading Keys

Publisher : Cengage Learning
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ISBN : 1285546032
Pages : 592 pages
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Download or read book Reading Keys written by Laraine E. Flemming and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2013-03-05 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: READING KEYS - the first in a three-book reading series by Laraine Flemming - offers a comprehensive introduction to reading skills and strategies, from using context clues to identifying purpose and bias. Clear, accessible explanations present reading concepts without oversimplifying the process of reading comprehension. To ensure students' understanding, reading keys or summaries follow the explanations, breaking them down into manageable chunks. Throughout each chapter, a variety of steadily more difficult exercises assess students' understanding of the material and promote improved comprehension and critical-thinking skills. This incremental approach to instruction and assessment makes it easier for beginning readers to absorb and master new information. The Fourth Edition includes new chapters on analyzing arguments and sentence relationships. In addition, there is a greater emphasis on recognizing and understanding verbal clues to meaning, new discussions on how the brain learns and remembers new information, and several new engaging readings. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Thomas Jefferson and American Nationhood

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1107020700
Pages : 337 pages
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Download or read book Thomas Jefferson and American Nationhood written by Brian Steele and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2012-07-30 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book identifies Jefferson as an American nationalist and describes his assessment of American character and democratic promise.