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40 documents of our American heritage.

Author: American Heritage Foundation.
Publisher: [Memphis], [Heritage Publishers], [1968]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: American Heritage Foundation.
OCLC Number: 36406
Notes: Cover title.
Contains facsimile reproductions, each followed by a short descriptive note, of the documents which appeared on the Freedom Train, 1947-48, which was sponsored by the American Heritage Foundation.
Description: 54 pages 28 cm
Contents: Letter by Christopher Columbus on discovery of America --
The Mayflower Compact --
The Bay psalm book --
Zenger edits New-York weekly in jail --
Benjamin Franklin defends freedom of press --
Thomas Jefferson defends rights of colonists --
Paul Revere's commission as messenger --
Washington's Revolutionary War expense account --
Thomas Jefferson's rough draft of the Declaration of Independence --
Thomas Paine's Common sense --
Thomas Paine's The crisis --
Benjamin Franklin's self-epitaph in his own hand --
Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown --
Letter from John Paul Jones to Gouverneur Morris --
Original letter of Thaddeus Kosciuszko to Nathanael Greene --
Washington's own copy of the Constitution --
Northwest Ordinance, new landmark of freedom --
Bill of Rights --
President Washington's To bigotry no sanction --
France pays tribute to Benjamin Franklin --
Thanks of United States Congress to French nation --
Washington's farewell address in his own handwriting --
George Hay defends freedom of press --
Original manuscript of the Star spangled banner --
Logbook of the U.S. frigate Constitution --
The Emancipation Proclamation --
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in his own handwriting --
Robert E. Lee accepts presidency of college --
Susan B. Anthony's petition for women's right to vote --
United States proclaims end of slavery and peonage in Guam --
Theodore Roosevelt affirms determination to withdraw from Cuba --
The Nineteenth Amendment permits women's vote --
Unlimited national emergency, World War II --
Wainwright's last message from Corregidor --
General McAuliffe says nuts to German surrender demand --
Germans surrender unconditionally --
Japanese surrender; logbook of the U.S.S. Missouri --
United Nations Charter --
Independence of Philippiness.

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