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 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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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: Judith Lloyd Yero
Publisher: National Geographic
ISBN: 9780792245544
Category: Education
Page: 32
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This series tells the story of significant documents in American history and the people behind those documents.

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.

The Declaration of Independence

A Primary Source Investigation Into the Action of the Second Continental Congress
Author: Jennifer Viegas
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823938025
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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A historical review of the writing of the Declaration of Independence, the events that led up to its creation, and the influence of its author, Thomas Jefferson, on the final document.

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.

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 work of many hands

writing of the Declaration of Independence
Author: Becky Gold,Rebecca Gold
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780021852451
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 16
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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 Life of Thomas Jefferson

Author of the Declaration of Independence, and Third President of the United States ...
Author: William Linn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 267
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The Declaration of Independence

An Interpretation and an Analysis
Author: Herbert Friedenwald
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: 299
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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 with Short Biographies of Its Signers


Author: United States,Thomas Jefferson,Benson John Lossing
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781557094483
Category: History
Page: 32
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America's most famous document in a gift edition, printed in two colors on acid-free paper, with illustrations and biographies of the signers.

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 and the Constitution of the United States of America


Author: United States
Publisher: Cato Institute
ISBN: 9781930865402
Category: Constitutions
Page: 58
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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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Timothy Matlack, Scribe of the Declaration of Independence


Author: Chris Coelho
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476605645
Category: History
Page: 232
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On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read aloud to a crowd gathered outside the Pennsylvania State House. It was engrossed on vellum later in the month, and delegates began signing the finely penned document in early August. The man who read the Declaration and later embossed it—the man with perhaps the most famous penmanship in American history—was Timothy Matlack, a Philadelphia beer bottler who strongly believed in the American cause. A disowned Quaker and the grandson of an indentured servant, he rose from obscurity to become a delegate to Congress. He led a militia battalion at Princeton during the Revolutionary War; his unflagging dedication earned him the admiration of men like Thomas Jefferson and Richard Henry Lee. Also in 1776 Matlack and his radical allies drafted the Pennsylvania Constitution, which has been described as the most democratic in America. This biography is a full account of an American patriot.