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Presidential documents

Author: Fred L Israel; J F Watts
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume presents over 200 famous and lesser-known key speeches, proclamations, letters and other decisive papers and provide a brief political and historical commentary on each selection. These  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred L Israel; J F Watts
ISBN: 041592037X 9780415920377
OCLC Number: 499242296
Notes: Includes index.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Selected contents include: Washington's proclamations on the Whiskey Insurrection (1794) Thomas Jefferson's recommendation to end the African slave trade (1806) Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation (1863) Andrew Johnson's veto of the Civil Rights Act (1866) Woodrow Wilson's "Fourteen Points" Plan for ending World War I (1917) Herbert Hoover's comments on the Stock Market Crash (1929) Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first "Fireside Chat" (1933) John F. Kennedy's speech at the Berlin Wall (1963) Nixon's Resignation speech-and Gerald Ford's Pardon (1974) Ronald Reagan's announcement of the "Star Wars" missile defense concept (1983) Clinton's denial of his White House affair with Monica Lewinsky (1998) And many more...
Responsibility: [compiled by] Fred L. Israel and J.F. Watts.
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"State papers are instruments of power, and "Presidential Documents illustrates the diverse ways American presidents have striven to mold the nation's destiny. This collection, well-selected and ably Read more...

 
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