The United States Constitution and other Essential Documents of American Democracy
Center for Civic Education
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More than a pocket Constitution, American Legacy is a collection of documents that encompass essential ideas of American democracy. These seminal works are arranged chronologically beginning with the Mayflower Compact. American Legacy includes the full text of the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and features excerpts from The Federalist, Chief Justice John Marshall's decision in Marbury v. Madison, George Washington's "Farewell Address", Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural Address, Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman?," Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, the Gettysburg Address, the Emancipation Proclamation, Learned Hand's "The Spirit of Liberty," and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, among many others. Also included is an extensive index to the U.S. Constitution.
- Level: Grades 7-17
- Category: Politics & Current Events
- Published: Jul 30, 2012
- Publisher: Center for Civic Education
- Seller: Center for Civic Education
- Print Length: 100 Pages
- Language: English