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The Bill Of Rights

Author : Founding Fathers (CRT)
ISBN : 155709151X
Genre : Law
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Offers the text of the Bill of Rights followed by a history of the amendments, placing the document in its historical context.

George Washington S Farewell Address

Author : George Washington
ISBN : 9781518309403
Genre : History
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Every American is taught a pristine narrative of the life and legacy of George Washington and can easily recite the highlights of the "Father of Our Country". The remarkable Virginian led an under-resourced, rag-tag army to ultimate victory in the American Revolution before becoming the nation's first president, setting it on its path toward superpower status. He may not have actually chopped down a cherry tree or tossed a silver dollar across the Potomac, but his contemporaries considered his character above reproach. When Washington voluntary resigned as commander of the armies, he stunned the world. Everyone in the colonies and the world realized that Washington, at the head of the last army standing in the colonies, could have made himself king of the new United States on the spot, and it would have been a move supported by his rank and file soldiers. Instead, Washington became the first Westerner to voluntarily demobilize his army, ensuring civilian control of the new nation. King George III called Washington "the greatest character of the age" for making that decision. As President from 1788-1796, Washington set every precedent for the executive branch of the new government, from forming a "Cabinet" to limiting himself to two terms. He even set precedents with his farewell address, which helped guide the policies of subsequent administrations.

Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

Author : Eleanor Roosevelt
ISBN : 1557094551
Genre : Political Science
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In 1948, Eleanor Roosevelt served as chairwoman of the United Nations committee to create this declaration of moral conscience, now used by Amnest International as their founding document. This edition is in six languages: English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian, and Arabic.

The Penguin Guide To The United States Constitution

Author : Richard Beeman
ISBN : 9781101459003
Genre : Political Science
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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. Known across the country for his appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Professor Richard Beeman is one of the nation's foremost experts on the United States Constitution. In this book, he has produced what every American should have: a compact, fully annotated copy of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and amendments, all in their entirety. A marvel of accessibility and erudition, the guide also features a history of the making of the Constitution with excerpts from The Federalist Papers and a look at crucial Supreme Court cases that reminds us that the meaning of many of the specific provisions of the Constitution has changed over time. "Excellent . . . valuable and judicious." -Jill Lepore, The New Yorker

The Constitution Of The Confederate States Of America

Author : Applewood Books
ISBN : 1557091781
Genre : History
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The Confederate States adopted their Permanent Constitution on March 11, 1861. The original document consisted of five vellum sheest pasted together to form a scroll over twelve feet long. The original document, along with many other documents of the Confederacy, was found at a train station in 1865 by a war-time correspondent, Felix DeFontaine. In 1883, he sold the manuscript to Mrs. George Wymberley Jones DeRenne. In 1939, the DeRenne family sold the document to the University of Georgia, where it now resides.

The Bill Of Rights

Author : Linda R Monk
ISBN : 9780316417754
Genre : Political Science
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With a foreword by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court. An Engaging, Accessible Guide to the Bill of Rights for Everyday Citizens. In The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide, award-winning author and constitutional scholar Linda R. Monk explores the remarkable history of the Bill of Rights amendment by amendment, the Supreme Court's interpretation of each right, and the power of citizens to enforce those rights. Stories of the ordinary people who made the Bill of Rights come alive are featured throughout. These include Fannie Lou Hamer, a Mississippi sharecropper who became a national civil rights leader; Clarence Earl Gideon, a prisoner whose handwritten petition to the Supreme Court expanded the right to counsel; Mary Beth Tinker, a 13-year-old whose protest of the Vietnam War established free speech rights for students; Michael Hardwick, a bartender who fought for privacy after police entered his bedroom unlawfully; Suzette Kelo, a nurse who opposed the city's takeover of her working-class neighborhood; and Simon Tam, a millennial whose 10-year trademark battle for his band "The Slants" ended in a unanimous Supreme Court victory. Such people prove that, in the words of Judge Learned Hand, "Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court, can save it." Exploring the history, scope, and meaning of the first ten amendments-as well as the Fourteenth Amendment, which nationalized them and extended new rights of equality to all-The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide is a powerful examination of the values that define American life and the tools that every citizen needs. Winner of the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award, its highest honor for media about the law.

The Federalist Papers

Author : Alexander Hamilton
ISBN : 9781775454991
Genre : Political Science
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Perhaps the most essential distillation of the Founders' vision of America, The Federalist Papers consist of a series of 85 essays in favor of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Attributed to Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, the essays tackle an array of topics that are just as relevant today as they were more than 200 years ago, including human rights, republican governance, the proper scope and jurisdiction of a federal government, and much more.

On The Art Of Teaching

Author : Horace Mann
ISBN : 1557091293
Genre : Education
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In 1840 Mann wrote On the Art of Teaching. Its message has lived on as a timeless and inspiring appeal to teachers.

Us Constitution

Author : Pantianos Classics
ISBN : 1536824747
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This book contains in large print the complete text of the three most important documents in American history: The United States Declaration of Independence, adopted at the Second Continental Congress meeting at Philadelphia in July 1776. The Bill of Rights, the collective term of the first ten constitutional amendments, created in 1789 and ratified in 1791 at the Philadelphia Congress. The Constitutional Amendments - eleven through to twenty seven. The publisher humbly advances the notion that every American citizen should claim ownership of a copy of these essential documents, in order to benefit from and reference the wisdom which went into their creation. Together with the principle text, this edition contains images provided courtesy of the United States National Archives as well as independent photographers. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to the American Red Cross, which provides aid and relief in the United States during times of calamity or disaster.

Ceo S Gift Box Of Wisdom

Author : Applewood Books
ISBN : 1557090289
Genre : Business & Economics
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Four hardcover Books of American Wisdom selected specifically for business leaders. Priceless knowledge for only $40.00, presented in a handsome slipcase. Box Set includes: Way to Wealth - One of the most important money books ever published, written by Benjamin Franklin. The Strenuous Life - Theodore Roosevelt tells how to live life to its most productive and fullest. A Message to Garcia - Elbert Hubbard's timeless and provocative management advice. Gospel of Wealth - Carnegie's classic essay about using individual wealth for the good of society.

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