Founding Principles of the United States

ISBN-10: 0495030015
ISBN-13: 9780495030010
Edition: 2006
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List price: $63.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

From the time of founding the United States to the end of Reconstruction, America's founding principles evolved significantly due to a variety of cultural, political, and economic factors. The vast geographic expansion of the United States, the continual friction regarding slavery, and the ultimate outbreak of the Civil War all impacted perceptions about the fundamental direction of America's founding ideals. This primary source reader, THE FOUNDING PRINCIPLES OF THE UNITED STATES, show students how the United States evolved into the nation it is today. By presenting a rich collection of primary source readings, each with clarifying commentary to ensure student comprehension, this reader traces the manifestation of seven themes from the start of the United States through the Civil War period. These seven themes are: equality of opportunity; virtue; religion; education; republican government; limited government; and economic liberalism. By using these particular themes as the basis of organization, this book provides a unique interpretation of the ideological foundations of the United States.

Dr. Steven Bullock is an Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Program for Comparative American Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Dr. Bullock specializes in American cultural and political history and his book, PLAYING FOR THEIR NATION: BASEBALL AND THE AMERICAN MILITARY DURING WORLD WAR II, was recently awarded the Jerry Malloy prize given to the outstanding book published in baseball history by the University of Nebraska Press. Dr. Bullock has taught numerous classes in American history, including courses relating to the founding of the United States, sport in American culture, and comparative American studies.

Carson Holloway received his Ph.D. in Political Science at Northern Illinois University. His fields of specialization include political philosophy, American political thought, comparative politics, and politics and the life sciences. He is the author of DARWINISM AND POLITICAL THEORY (Spence Publishing, forthcoming in 2004) and ALL SHOOK UP: MUSIC, PASSION, AND POLITICS. (Spence Publishing, 2001).

Preface
Introduction to Volume I
Equality
Acts Passed in the Virginia House of Burgesses Pertaining to Slavery
Thomas Jefferson: The Declaration of Independence (1776)
Thomas Paine: Common Sense (1776)
Benjamin Franklin: Letter to Sarah Franklin Bache (1784)
Statement by Massachusetts Yeomen Opposing the Constitution (1788)
Thomas Jefferson: Letter to John Adams (1813)
John Adams to Thomas Jefferson (1813)
James Madison: Federalist No. 54 (1788)
Judith Sargent Murray: On the Equality of the Sexes (1790)
John C. Calhoun: Speech in the Senate on the Oregon Bill (1848)
Daniel Webster: Speech to the United States Senate on Slavery (1850)
Stephen Douglas: Speech on Slavery and the Founding (1858)
Abraham Lincoln: Speech on Slavery and the Founding (1858)
Abraham Lincoln: Speech on the Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854)
Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America (1840)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: The Seneca Falls Declaration (1848)
Statement to the People of the State of South Carolina by the Colored State Convention (1865)
Discussion Questions for Chapter 1
Virtue
William Penn: Letter to His Children (1682)
Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography (1771)
Samuel Adams: Letter in the Boston Gazette (1772)
Samuel Langdon: A Government Corrupted by Vice and Recovered by Righteousness (1775)
Thomas Paine: The American Crisis (1780)
Benjamin Franklin: Dangers of a Salaried Bureaucracy (1787)
George Washington: Inaugural Address (1789)
George Washington: Farewell Address (1796)
Thomas Jefferson: Letter to His Grandson, Thomas Jefferson Randolph (1808)
Lyman Beecher: Six Sermons on Intemperance (1828)
Abraham Lincoln: Address to the Washington Temperance Society in Springfield, Illinois (1842)
William A. Alcott: The Young Wife (1838)
"Friend of Virtue": "The Just Treatment of Licentious Men. Addressed to Christian Mothers, Wives, Sisters, and Daughters" (1838)
Susan B. Anthony: Speech on Social Purity (1875)
Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America (1840)
William Ellery Channing: On the Elevation of the Laboring Classes (1840)
Discussion Questions for Chapter 2
Religion
John Winthrop: Excerpt from "A Model of Christian Charity" (1630)
John Adams: An Excerpt from His Diary (1756)
Benjamin Franklin: Reasons Against Satirizing Religion (1757)
Benjamin Franklin: An Excerpt from His Autobiography (1771)
James Madison: Letter to Thomas Jefferson (1787)
James Madison: Excerpts from the Memorial and Remonstrance (1785)
A Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom (1786)
George Washington: Thanksgiving Proclamation (1789)
George Washington: An Excerpt from the Farewell Address (1796)
George Washington: Letter to Hebrew Congregation at Newport (1790)
Thomas Jefferson: Letter to the Danbury Baptist Association (1802)
Thomas Jefferson: Letter to Rev. Samuel Miller (1808)
Mercy Otis Warren: An Excerpt from History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution (1805)
Justice Joseph Story: An Excerpt from the Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States (1833)
Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America (1835)
Abraham Lincoln: Message to the Voters of the Seventh Congressional District (1846)
Abraham Lincoln: Farewell Address at Springfield (1861)
Abraham Lincoln: Proclamation of Thanksgiving (1863)
Abraham Lincoln: An Excerpt from the Second Inaugural Address (1865)
Discussion Questions for Chapter 3
Education
Thomas Shephard: Letter to His Son at Harvard College (1637)
Regulations at Yale College (1745)
Benjamin Franklin: Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth in Pennsylvania (1749)
The Alphabet in the New England Primer (1777)
Thomas Jefferson: Notes on the State of Virginia (1781)
George Washington: Letter to George Chapman (1784)
Noah Webster: On the Education of Youth in America (1788)
Benjamin Rush: Of the Mode of Education Proper in a Republic (1798)
Thomas Jefferson: Letter to Nathaniel Burwell (1818)
Emma Willard: Improving Female Education (1819)
Catharine Beecher: Suggestions Respecting Improvements in Education (1829)
The Massachusetts Compulsory School Attendance Act (1836)
Horace Mann: Tenth Annual Report of the Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education (1846)
Morrill Act (1862)
Harper's Weekly Editorial: "An Undoubted Right" (1874)
Discussion Questions for Chapter 4
Republican Government
An Excerpt from the Declaration and Resolves of the Continental Congress (1774)
Alexander Hamilton: An Excerpt from "The Farmer Refuted" (1775)
Jonathan Boucher: An Excerpt from A View of the Causes and Consequences of the American Revolution (1775)
Sam Adams: An Excerpt from a Letter to Noah Webster (1784)
James Madison: Excerpts from Federalist 10 (1787)
Robert Yates: An Excerpt from Brutus 1 (1787)
Samuel Bryan: An Excerpt from Centinel 1 (1787)
James Madison: An Excerpt from Federalist 39 (1788)
Alexander Hamilton: An Excerpt from Federalist 71 (1788)
James Madison: An Excerpt from Federalist 52 (1788)
Chancellor James Kent: Speech to the New York State Constitutional Convention (1821)
David Buel: Speech to the New York State Constitutional Convention (1821)
Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America (1835)
Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America (1835)
Senator William Stewart: Speech in Favor of the Fifteenth Amendment (1869)
Senator James Dixon: Speech Against the Fifteenth Amendment (1869)
Senator Willard Warner: Speech on the Fifteenth Amendment (1869)
Discussion Questions for Chapter 5
Limited Government
John Locke: An Excerpt from the Second Treatise of Civil Government (1690)
An Excerpt from "An Old Whig No. 2" (1787)
James Madison: An Excerpt from Federalist 44 (1788)
James Madison: An Excerpt from Federalist 39 (1788)
Robert Yates: An Excerpt from Brutus 1 (1787)
Robert Yates: An Excerpt from Brutus 2 (1787)
Alexander Hamilton: An Excerpt from Federalist 84 (1788)
James Madison: The Virginia Resolutions (1798)
Rhode Island's Response to the Virginia Resolutions (1799)
Chief Justice John Marshall: Opinion of the Court in Marbury v. Madison (1803)
Chief Justice John Marshall: Opinion of the Court in McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)
Chief Justice John Marshall: Opinion of the Court in Barron v. Baltimore (1833)
South Carolina Declaration of the Causes of Secession (1860)
Abraham Lincoln: An Excerpt from the Message to Congress in Special Session (1861)
Justice David Davis: Opinion of the Court in Ex Parte Milligan (1866)
Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase: Concurring Opinion in Ex Parte Milligan (1866)
Discussion Questions for Chapter 6
Economic Liberty
Gabriel Thomas: An Account of West Jersey and Pennsylvania (1698)
John Dickinson: Letter from a Farmer (1767)
William Manning: Observations on Shays' Rebellion (1799)
Thomas Jefferson: Notes on the State of Virginia (1784)
Alexander Hamilton: Report on Manufactures (1791)
Alexander Hamilton: Remarks on the Constitutionality of the First National Bank of the United States (1791)
Thomas Jefferson: Views on the First National Bank of the United States (1791)
Andrew Jackson: Veto Message Regarding the Bank of the United States (1832)
Daniel Webster: A Reply to Jackson's Veto (1832)
John Quincy Adams: State of the Union Message (1825)
Henry Clay: A Defense of the American System (1832)
John C. Calhoun: Speech Against the Force Bill (1833)
The Bylaws for the Philadelphia and California Enterprise Association (1849)
Homestead Act (1862)
California Anti-Chinese Immigration Law (1862)
Discussion Questions for Chapter 7
Index

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