The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States

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Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 9780553904970
Release Date: 2008-04-29
Genre: History

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.

The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States

Author: Roger Pilon
Publisher: Cato Institute
ISBN: 9781937184315
Release Date: 2013-03-27
Genre: Political Science

To encourage people everywhere to better understand and appreciate the principles of government that are set forth in America’s founding documents, the Cato Institute published this digital edition of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America. Can the government do that? Check the Constitution! With more than five million copies in print, the Pocket Constitution’s influence has been observed far and wide. It has been held up by senators at press conferences and by representatives during floor debate; found in federal judicial chambers across the country; and appeared at conferences on constitutionalism in Russia, Iraq, and elsewhere. Now you can carry founding documents with you on your mobile device.

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406547540
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Constitutional history


The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution

Author: Richard Beeman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101603680
Release Date: 2012-08-28
Genre: Political Science

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.

The Declaration of Independence the Constitution of the United States of America with Amendments and Other Important American Documents

Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publisher: Digireads.com Publishing
ISBN: 1420926128
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: History

This volume includes some of the most important historical documents in American history. In this edition are included the following: The Declaration of Independence of The United States of America (1776), The Constitution of the United States of America (1787), The Bill of Rights and Other Amendments to the Constitution (1791-1992), The Albany Plan (1754), The Declaration of Rights (1765 – In Response to the Stamp Act), Declaration of Rights and Grievances (1774), Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776), The Articles of Confederation (1778), Report of the Annapolis Conference (1786), Speech of Benjamin Franklin (1787 – At the Constitutional Congress), The Letter of Transmittal (1787 – Of the Constitution), Washington's Letter to Congress (1787 – Regarding the Constitution), Madison Introduces the Bill of Rights (1789), Jefferson's Wall of Separation Letter (1802), The National Anthem – The Star Spangled Banner (1814), Declaration of Sentiments (1848), Fugitive Slave Act (1850), Confederate Constitution (1861), Gettysburg Address (1863), Emancipation Proclamation (1863), and The Pledge of Allegiance (1892)

The Annotated U S Constitution and Declaration of Independence

Author: Jack N Rakove
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674036062
Release Date: 2009-11-30
Genre: History

A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian serves as a guide to the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence, providing historical contexts and offering interpretive commentary.

The Constitution of the United States with Index and the Declaration of Independence

Author: National Center for Constitutional Studi
Publisher:
ISBN: 0880801441
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: History

The National Center for Constitutional Studies has printed a special edition copy of The Constitution of the United States that has been proofed word for word against the original Constitution housed in the Archives in Washington, D.C. It is identical in spelling, capitalization and punctuation. This 48-page pocket sized booklet contains The Constitution of the United States (including The Bill of Rights and Amendments 11-27) and The Declaration of Independence. Its dimensions are 3.25" X 6.5". On the front cover of this pocket Constitution there is a four-color picture of George Washington holding a quill in his hand, inviting each of us to pledge our support for and commitment to The Constitution of the United States by maintaining and promoting its standard of liberty for ourselves and our posterity. You are invited to: 1. Purchase multiple copies of this pocket Constitution and keep one with you; 2. Read The Constitution of the United States; 3. Sign the Constitution Pledge on the back cover of this pocket Constitution (see below); 4. Become fluent in your knowledge of the Constitution and correct principles of Government; 5. Give your family and friends a copy of this pocket Constitution and personally invite them to read and study the Constitution. Commit them to purchase copies of this Pocket Constitution and share them with their family and friends following the same pattern as above. - Publisher.

Declaration of Independence Constitution of the United States of America Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments Including Images of Original Historical American Documents

Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publisher: Filibust
ISBN: 1599868393
Release Date: 2007-05
Genre: History

The new ‘Holly Winter’ dog mystery - When Dog’s Life columnist Holly Winter rejects applicants who want to adopt homeless dogs, she makes a lot of enemies. In dogs Holly trusts, and the dogs she trusts most are her beloved malamutes, Rowdy, Kimi and Sammy. But right now she could use a human friend. Lately, it seems wherever she turns, things go wrong: an anonymous call turns vicious, her husband is keeping secrets, and acquaintances die under mysterious circumstances. Then Holly’s own life is threatened. Can the brute strength of Rowdy, Kimi, and Sammy protect her?