Patriot's History Reader Essential Documents for Every American

ISBN-10: 1595230785
ISBN-13: 9781595230782
Edition: 2011
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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/28/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

An original collection of the most influential documents in American history, from the bestselling author of A Patriot's History of the United States. Since 2005, A Patriot's History of the United Stateshas become a modern classic for its defense of America as a unique country founded on principles of justice, equality, and freedom for all. The Patriot's History Readercontinues this tradition by going back to the original sources-the documents, speeches, and legal decisions that shaped our country into what it is today. The authors explore both oft-cited documents-the Declaration of Independence, Emancipation Proclamation, and Roe v. Wade--as well as those that are less famous. Among these are George Washington's letter to Alexander Hamilton, which essentially outline America's military strategy for the next 150 years, and Herbert Hoover's speech on business ethics, which examines the government's role in regulating private enterprise. By helping readers explore history at its source, this book sheds new light on the principles and personalities that have made America great.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Note on Sources
The Formation of the Nation
The Mayflower Compact, 1620
The Fundamental Orders, 1639
The Rights of the Colonists, Samuel Adams, 1772
Common Sense, Thomas Paine, 1776
The Declaration of Independence, 1776
The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, 1781
On Creating a Peacetime Military Establishment, George Washington, 1783
On Electing a Roman Catholic Bishop, John Carroll, 1785
The Northwest Ordinance, 1787
The Constitution of the United States, 1787
Observations on the New Constitution, Mercy Otis Warren, 1788
Growing Pains in the New Nation
George Washington's First Inaugural Address, 1789
Marbury v. Madison, 1803
James Madison's Address for a Declaration of War, 1812
Missouri Enabling Act, 1820
The Monroe Doctrine, 1823
Address on States' Rights and Nullification, John C. Calhoun, 1832
Veto of the Bank of the United States, Andrew Jackson, 1832
Slavery, Civil Rights, and the Civil War
Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments, 1848
Scott v. Sandford, 1857
On Dred Scott, Frederick Douglass, 1857
The Georgia Debate on Secession, 1860
Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, 1861
The Emancipation Proclamation, Abraham Lincoln, 1863
The Progressive Era, Radicals, Jim Crow, and World War I
Present Aspects of the Indian Problem, Carl Schurz, 1881
What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, William Graham Sumner, 1883
Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Compromise Speech, 1895
Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896
William Jennings Bryan's �Cross of Gold� Speech, 1896
On Academic Freedom: William Harper, 1902, and the American Association of University Professors, 1915
Eugene V. Debs's Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech, 1908
Woodrow Wilson's Address for Declaration of War, 1917
William E. Borah's Speech on the League of Nations, 1919
On the Principles of Progressive Education, Association for the Advancement of Progressive Education, 1919
The Roaring Twenties, New Deal, and World War II
On Policies in the Regulation of Business, Herbert Hoover, 1924
On Principles of Taxation, Andrew W. Mellon, 1924
On Social Security, Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1935
Schechter Poultry v. United States, 1935
On Problems in New Deal Policies, Robert A. Taft, 1939
Franklin D. Roosevelt's �Date Which Will Live in Infamy� Speech, 1941
Franklin D. Roosevelt's State of the Union Address, 1944
The Yalta Agreement, 1945
Human Rights and Domestic Issues
Everson v. Board of Education, 1947
Brown v. Board of Education, 1954
John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address, 1961
The Civil Rights Act, 1964
Executive Order on Equal Employment Opportunity, 1965
Roe v. Wade, 1973
Richard Nixon's Second Watergate Speech, 1973
Rise of the New World Order
Jimmy Carter's �Crisis of Confidence� Speech, 1979
Ronald Reagan's �Our Noble Vision� Speech, 1984
Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, 1993
George W. Bush's National Cathedral Speech, 2001
Kelo v. New London, 2005
Barack Obama's �A New Beginning� Speech, 2009
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