The Declaration of Independence


Author: United States,Thomas Jefferson,Sam Fink
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439407007
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 160
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The text of the Declaration of Independence is accompanied by engaging illustrations meant to help explain the meaning of this important document.

The United States Declaration of Independence (Original and Modernized Capitalization Versions)


Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434404978
Category: Fiction
Page: 48
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This volume collects two versions of the United States Declaration of Independence, one with the original capitalization and one with modernized capitalization. Also included: the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (written by The Marquis de Lafayette, with help from his friend and neighbor, American envoy to France, Thomas Jefferson).

The Declaration of Independence

A Global History
Author: David Armitage
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674020278
Category: History
Page: 320
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Not only did the Declaration announce the entry of the United States onto the world stage, it became the model for other countries to follow. This unique global perspective demonstrates the singular role of the United States document as a founding statement of our modern world.

The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States


Author: N.A
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 0553904973
Category: History
Page: 112
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Together in one book, the two most important documents in United States history form the enduring legacy of America’s Founding Fathers including Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. The Declaration of Independence was the promise of a representative government; the Constitution was the fulfillment of that promise. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress issued a unanimous declaration: the thirteen North American colonies would be the thirteen United States of America, free and independent of Great Britain. Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration set forth the terms of a new form of government with the following words: "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." Framed in 1787 and in effect since March 1789, the Constitution of the United States of America fulfilled the promise of the Declaration by establishing a republican form of government with separate executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The first ten amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, became part of the Constitution on December 15, 1791. Among the rights guaranteed by these amendments are freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and the right to trial by jury. Written so that it could be adapted to endure for years to come, the Constitution has been amended only seventeen times since 1791 and has lasted longer than any other written form of government. From the Paperback edition.

Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence


Author: Charles Augustus Goodrich
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: 460
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The Declaration of Independence 1776


Author: United States
Publisher: Hardpress Publishing
ISBN: 9781407668864
Category:
Page: 24
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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Understanding the Declaration of Independence


Author: James Wolfe,Jennifer Viegas
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0766068757
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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The Declaration of Independence became the cornerstone document of our democratic nation. But why was it written? What influenced its author, Thomas Jefferson, and what made it so revolutionary? Discover how this document shaped the foundation of a nation, and how it continues to influence American government today.

Sanderson's Biography of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence


Author: John Sanderson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 782
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The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution


Author: Richard Beeman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101603682
Category: Political Science
Page: 176
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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.

Jefferson's Masterpiece

The Story of the Declaration of Independence for Young Readers
Author: Dennis Parker
Publisher: Dennis Parker
ISBN: 1450536026
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 180
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Tells how the Declaration of Independence was written, edited, approved and signed by the fifty-six delegates to the Second Continental Congress. It allows the reader to experience what took place between June 11 and August 2, 1776 - Jefferson's work on the Declaration and his daily activities, the proceedings of Congress, and the military conflict between America's Continental Army and the British military.

American Scripture

Making the Declaration of Independence
Author: Pauline Maier
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307791955
Category: History
Page: 336
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Pauline Maier shows us the Declaration as both the defining statement of our national identity and the moral standard by which we live as a nation. It is truly "American Scripture," and Maier tells us how it came to be -- from the Declaration's birth in the hard and tortuous struggle by which Americans arrived at Independence to the ways in which, in the nineteenth century, the document itself became sanctified. Maier describes the transformation of the Second Continental Congress into a national government, unlike anything that preceded or followed it, and with more authority than the colonists would ever have conceded to the British Parliament; the great difficulty in making the decision for Independence; the influence of Paine's []Common Sense[], which shifted the terms of debate; and the political maneuvers that allowed Congress to make the momentous decision. In Maier's hands, the Declaration of Independence is brought close to us. She lets us hear the voice of the people as revealed in the other "declarations" of 1776: the local resolutions -- most of which have gone unnoticed over the past two centuries -- that explained, advocated, and justified Independence and undergirded Congress's work. Detective-like, she discloses the origins of key ideas and phrases in the Declaration and unravels the complex story of its drafting and of the group-editing job which angered Thomas Jefferson. Maier also reveals what happened to the Declaration after the signing and celebration: how it was largely forgotten and then revived to buttress political arguments of the nineteenth century; and, most important, how Abraham Lincoln ensured its persistence as a living force in American society. Finally, she shows how by the very act of venerating the Declaration as we do -- by holding it as sacrosanct, akin to holy writ -- we may actually be betraying its purpose and its power. From the Hardcover edition.

The Declaration of Independence


Author: Jill Mulhall
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 0743987462
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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The Declaration of Independence changed America forever. Readers will learn about the events that led up to the Declaration including unfair taxation from King George III and the Boston Tea Party. the vivid images, engaging sidebars, and supportive text explain what roles John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson played in the creation of the document and what they meant by including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. to help readers better understand the vocabulary and content, an accommodating table of contents and glossary are provided.

The Declaration of Independence


Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540765079
Category:
Page: 72
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The Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with the Kingdom of Great Britain, regarded themselves as thirteen newly independent sovereign states, and no longer under British rule. Instead they formed a new nation-the United States of America. John Adams was a leader in pushing for independence, which was passed on July 2 with no opposing vote cast. A committee of ve had already drafted the formal declaration, to be ready when Congress voted on independence. The term "Declaration of Independence" is not used in the document itself. Included here also is the US Constitution, Bill of Rights and inaugural speeches by Lincoln and John F. Kenned. Each RADLEY CLASSIC is a meticulously restored, luxurious and faithful reproduction of a classic book; produced with elegant text layout, clarity of presentation, and stylistic features that make reading a true pleasure. Special attention is given to legible fonts and adequate letter sizing, correct line length for readability, generous margins and triple lead (lavish line separation); plus we do not allow any mistakes/changes/ additions to creep into the original author's words. Visit RADLEY BOOKS at www.radleybooks.com to see more classic book titles in this series.

Jefferson's Declaration of Independence

Origins, Philosophy, and Theology
Author: Allen Jayne
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813148367
Category: History
Page: 320
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Allen Jayne analyzes the ideology of the Declaration of Independence -- and its implications -- by going back to the sources of Jefferson's ideas: Bolingbroke, Kames, Reid, and Locke. He concludes that the Declaration must be read as an attack on two claims of absolute authority: that of government over its subjects and of religion over the minds of men. Today's world is more secular than Jefferson's, and the importance of philosophical theology in eighteenth-century critical thought must be recognized in order to understand fully and completely the Declaration's implications. Jayne addresses this need by putting religion back into the discussion.

A Hunger For Liberty Leads to the Declaration of Independence


Author: Mary Mostert
Publisher: CTR Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780975385104
Category:
Page: 205
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Pocket Constitution: The Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States, and Amendments to the Constitution


Author: James Madison, George Mason, Thomas Jefferson,TheCapitol. Net
Publisher: The Capitol Net Inc
ISBN: 9781587332272
Category: Law
Page: 56
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The Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, Amendments to the Constitution, Significant Dates, and Index, all in a handy pocket-sized booklet. TCNFPC.com

The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America


Author: N.A
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9780878401437
Category: History
Page: 86
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Never in history have 1,322 words held out such extraordinary determination to be free as those found in the Declaration of Independence. In 1787, "We the people" were the three words that not only engendered a new and cohesive nation; they went on to change the face of the world as well. In 1791, the first ten Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America, known to us as the Bill of Rights introduced the world to the concept of those singular rights that ought to belong to every free individual. In one compact volume, the full texts of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America with all ratified twenty-seven Amendments to the Constitution are side by side--along with another of America's seminal documents, Thomas Jefferson's Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, an additional world-changing statement that codified for the first time that one cannot be required by law to support or prefer any belief or be punished for those one does profess--and the basis for what we have come to know as the "wall of separation" between church and state. Who we are and what we are free to be as citizens of the United States of America is contained between these covers. Cass R. Sunstein prefaces the volume with a succinct history and interpretation of the place and meaning of both the Declaration and the Constitution in American life. Enhanced by an index and suggestions for further reading, this volume, small in size but overwhelming in the impact of its contents, belongs in the home of every citizen of the United States.

The Declaration of Independence


Author: Dennis Brindell Fradin
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761421290
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 46
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Describes how the famous document came to be written and why it was important.

Inventing America

Jefferson's Declaration of Independence
Author: Garry Wills
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385542836
Category: History
Page: 398
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From one of America's foremost historians, Inventing America compares Thomas Jefferson's original draft of the Declaration of Independence with the final, accepted version, thereby challenging many long-cherished assumptions about both the man and the document. Although Jefferson has long been idealized as a champion of individual rights, Wills argues that in fact his vision was one in which interdependence, not self-interest, lay at the foundation of society. "No one has offered so drastic a revision or so close or convincing an analysis as Wills has . . . The results are little short of astonishing" —(Edmund S. Morgan, New York Review of Books)

The Declaration of Independence

Fourteen Hundred Words of Freedom
Author: Debra J. Housel
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 9781433392047
Category: Education
Page: 20
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This script allows students to travel back in time to when the Declaration of Independence was written. They will experience the thoughts and feelings of the writers as they create a document that changed the world.