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Words that built a nation : voices of democracy that have shaped America's history

Author: Marilyn Miller; Ellen Scordato; Dan Tucker, (Book producer); Mary Kate McDevitt
Publisher: New York : Rodale Kids, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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From the Constitution and the Gettysburg Address to the 2015 Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, the updated collection preserves the documents of the first edition and introduces the landmark statements that are impacting our nation today.
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Genre/Form: Literature
History
Juvenile works
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Instructional and educational works
Juvenile literature
Sources Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Miller; Ellen Scordato; Dan Tucker, (Book producer); Mary Kate McDevitt
ISBN: 1635651883 9781635651881
OCLC Number: 982509150
Notes: "Portions of this book were previously published as Words that built a nation: a young person's collection of historic American documents by Stonesong Press, LLC, in September 1999"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The Mayflower Compact --
Poor Richard's Almanack / Benjamin Franklin --
Speech to the Second Virginia Convention / Patrick Henry --
Common Sense / Thomas Paine --
Letter to John Adams / Abigail Adams --
The Declaration of Independence --
Federalist No. 78 / Alexander Hamilton --
The Constitution and the Bill of Rights --
Farewell Address / George Washington --
The Star-Spangled Banner / Francis Scott Key --
The Monroe Doctrine / James Monroe --
Declaration of Sentiments / Seneca Falls Convention --
The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro / Frederick Douglass --
The Emancipation Proclamation / Abraham Lincoln --
The Gettysburg Address / Abraham Lincoln --
The Fourteenth Amendment --
The Fifteenth Amendment --
I Will Fight No More Forever / Chief Joseph --
Statement on the causes of Wounded Knee / Chief Red Cloud --
Twenty Years at Hull-House / Jane Addams --
The Sixteenth Amendment --
The Fourteen Points / Woodrow Wilson --
The Nineteenth Amendment --
The Immigration Act --
War Message to Congress / Franklin Delano Roosevelt --
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka --
Inaugural Address / John F. Kennedy --
The Declaration of Indian Purpose --
Silent Spring / Rachel Carson --
Speech at the Berlin Wall / John F. Kennedy --
The March on Washington Address / Martin Luther King, Jr. --
The Ballot or the bullet / Malcolm X --
Speech to Striking Grape Workers / César Chávez --
The Eagle Has Landed --
I'd Rather Be Black Thank Female / Shirley Chisholm --
Letter of Resignation / Richard M. NIxon --
Tear Down This Wall / Ronald W. Reagan --
Speech at the United nations Conference on Women / Hillary Rodham Clinton --
Address to the Nation on the September 11 Attacks / George W. Bush --
Speech on Race / Barak Obama --
Obergefell v. Hodges.
Responsibility: Marilyn Miller, Ellen Scordato, and Dan Tucker ; illustrated by Mary Kate McDevitt.

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From the Constitution and the Gettysburg Address to the 2015 Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, the updated collection preserves the documents of the first edition and introduces the landmark statements that are impacting our nation today.

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