40 Documents of our American Heritage Author:several from the Foreword: 'The American Way of Life'....how often do we hear those words? How often do we read them? — What is the American Way of Life, and what does it meanm to those of us fortunate enough to have the opportunity of living it? — Heritage Publishers, Inc, believes that it is embodied in the principles of liberty and justice, and in th... more »e sacrifices, the hardships, the 'blood, sweat, and tears' of those Americans, both the famous and the unknown, who have worked and fought to make these principles a reality. Our forefathers founded this country because of their burning desire to achieve liberty and freedom, and they fought their mother country in order to secure them and make them endure. How they accomplished these purposes is vividly illustrated in the documents reproduced in this book.
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