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A Documentary History of the United States
A Documentary History of the United States Author:Richard D Heffner How great documents have shaped America's life, thought and history. — Here, available for the first time in a single inexpensive edition, are the documents, speeches and letters which have forged American history, accompanied by interpretations of their significance by a noted historian and scholar. The combination of narrative and documentatio... more »n makes a new and interesting kind of American history.
Among the important documents in this book you will find:
The complete text of the Declaration of Independence
The complete Constitution of the United States
The Federalist Paper No. 10
Letters of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton
Washington's Farewell Address
Jeffersons' First Inaugural Address
The Monroe Doctrine
Dred Scott Decision
Lincoln's First Inaugural Address
The Emancipation Proclamation
The Gettysburg Address
Andrew Carnegie on "Wealth"
Theodore Roosevelt on the "New Nationalism"
Woodrow Wilson's War Message to Congress
Herbert Hoovers' "Rugged Individualism" Speech
Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Four Freedoms" Speech
The Atlantic Charter
George C. Marshall's foreign aid speech at Harvard