Sourcebook and Index: Documents that Shaped the American Nation

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - 318 Seiten
Features a complete index and vocabulary to the series, as well as a collection of 94 primary sources relating the U.S. history that will make every history lover ecstatic. This sourcebook traces the development of the fundamental ideals on which our society is based: free speech and a free press, religious toleration, due process of law, racial equality, and government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Beginning with the Magna Carta and concluding with a speech delivered by President Ronald Reagan at Moscow State University in 1988--celebrating the spread of American ideals of freedom at the end of the Cold War--this sourcebook allows students to analyze the charter documents of American freedom. These include our society's basic constitutional documents, such as the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, landmark Supreme Court decisions from Marbury v. Madison to the Pentagon Papers case, the most influential presidential addresses, and documents illuminating the experience of the diverse groups that make up our society.

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Magna Carta 1215
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Bartolomé de Las Casas Of the Island of Hispanola in Very Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies 1542
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From an anonymous Aztec chronicler in Fray Bernardino de Sahagun General History of Things in New Spain 1582
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The Mayflower Compact 1620
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Massachusetts School Laws 1642 and 1647
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From Roger Williams Letter to Providence 1655
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Resolution of the Germantown Quakers 1688
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Articles of Confederation 1778
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From Thomas Jefferson Notes on the State of Virginia 1785
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Letters from an American Farmer Letter III 1782
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From Thomas Jefferson The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom 1786
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The Constitution of the United States 1787
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From The Northwest Ordinance 1787
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From Alexander Hamilton and James Madison The Federalist Nos 1 10 and 51 1788
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George Washington Inaugural Address 1789
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From The English Bill of Rights 1689
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From Benjamin Franklin Poor Richards Almanack 1733
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Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress 1765
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Speech to the Virginia Convention 1775
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Memorial of the Presbytery of Hanover 1776
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From Thomas Paine Common Sense 1776
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Thomas Jefferson The Declaration of Independence 1776
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From Abigail Adams Letter to John Adams 1776
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George Washington Letter to Moses Seixas 1790
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George Washington Letter to the New Church in Baltimore 1793
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From George Washington Farewell Address 1796
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From Thomas Jefferson First Inaugural Address 1801
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From Thomas Jefferson Letter to Danbury Baptist Association 1802
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From John Marshall opinion in Marbury v Madison 1803
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