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A Citizen's Introduction to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Author: Matthew Spalding; Edwin Meese
Publisher: New York : The Heritage Foundation, 2013.
Series: First principles series.
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The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution are the greatest statements of human liberty ever written. They are the highest achievement of our political tradition, powerful beacons to all who strive for liberty. Taken together, these documents represent the liberating principles that America seeks to conserve for itself and proclaim to the world.""If we are to restore and preserve America's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Spalding, Matthew.
A Citizen's Introduction to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
New York : The Heritage Foundation, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Spalding; Edwin Meese
ISBN: 9780891951469 0891951466 9780891951377 0891951377
OCLC Number: 880900872
Description: 1 online resource (118 pages).
Contents: Cover; A CITIZEN'S INTRODUCTION TO THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND THE CONSTITUTION; PREFACE; A CITIZEN'S INTRODUCTION TO THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND THE CONSTITUTION; THE ROAD TO REVOLUTION; A DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE; ARE ALL MEN CREATED EQUAL?; THE LAWS OF NATURE AND NATURE'S GOD; EQUAL NATURAL RIGHTS; THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED; THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE DECLARATION; THE ROAD TO PHILADELPHIA; THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION; THE RATIFICATION DEBATE; READING THE CONSTITUTION; ARTICLE I: THE LEGISLATIVE POWER; ARTICLE II: THE EXECUTIVE POWER; ARTICLE III: THE JUDICIAL POWER. THE LAST ARTICLESAUXILIARY PRECAUTIONS; REPRESENTATION AND THE EXTENDED REPUBLIC; THE SEPARATION OF POWERS; FEDERALISM: A NATION OF STATES; JUDICIAL REVIEW; A BILL OF RIGHTS; AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION; WHO SAYS WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS?; A WORD FITLY SPOKEN; THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776; THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES; AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES; ABOUT THE AUTHOR.
Series Title: First principles series.

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The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution are the greatest statements of human liberty ever written. They are the highest achievement of our political tradition, powerful beacons to all who strive for liberty. Taken together, these documents represent the liberating principles that America seeks to conserve for itself and proclaim to the world.""If we are to restore and preserve America's principles, the truths to which we are dedicated and the common ideas that constitute us as a people, we must first rediscover them, "" writes Matthew Spalding, director of the B. Kenn.

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