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The Declaration of Independence : origins and impact

Author: Scott Douglas Gerber
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, ©2002.
Series: Landmark events in U.S. history series.
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Declaration of Independence.
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2002
(OCoLC)654662826
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Douglas Gerber
ISBN: 1568027052 9781568027050
OCLC Number: 50079821
Notes: Thomas Jefferson Foundation notes:
Examines the origins of the Declaration of Independence and its impact on the course of U.S. history, by looking at its text and political theory, its influence on American political architecture and institutions, and how the Declaration has affected various peoples in the nation. Accompanied by the texts of key documents, book excerpts, speeches, letters, and laws.
Declaration of Independence -- Drafting the Declaration / Gerard W. Gawalt -- The political theory of the Declaration of Independence / Garrett Ward Sheldon -- Abraham Lincoln and the universal meaning of the Declaration of Independence / Harry V. Jaffa -- Clarence Thomas, civil rights, and the Declaration of Independence / Scott Douglas Gerber -- The Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation : a completed constitutional covenant / Robert W. Hoffert -- The Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights / Thomas G. West -- The Declaration of Independence as viewed from the states / John C. Eastman -- The Declaration of Independence, Congress, and presidents of the United States / Charles A. Kromkowski -- The Declaration of Independence in the Supreme Court / Mark David Hall -- Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X interpret the Declaration of Independence / Keith D. Miller -- Women, equality, and the Declaration of Independence / Bonnie L. Ford -- Reception of the Declaration of Independence / David Thelen.
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Documents : John Adams's copy of the Declaration of Independence -- The Declaration of Independence as revised by the Continental Congress -- Thomas Jefferson's "A Summary View of the Rights of British America", 1774 -- The Virginia Declaration of Rights, adopted June 12, 1776 -- Preamble to the Virginia Constitution, adopted June 29, 1776 -- Verbal parallels in the Declaration of Independence and "The Second Treatise of Government" -- Aristotle's "The Politics" -- Cicero's "The Republic" and "The Laws" -- John Calvin's "On Civil Government".
Documents (cont'd) : Abraham Lincoln, Speech on the Dred Scott decision, June 26, 1857 -- Abraham Lincoln, Fragment on the Constitution and the Union, January 1861 -- Abraham Lincoln, Speech at Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 22, 1861 -- Clarence Thomas, Notes on original intent -- Clarence Thomas, "The modern civil rights movement: can a regime of individual rights and the rule of law survive," April 18, 1988 -- Clarence Thomas, Confirmation hearing, 1991 -- Clarence Thomas, Concurring opinion in "Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Peña (1995) -- Clarence Thomas, "The virtue of practical wisdom," February 9, 1999.
Documents (cont'd) : The Articles of Confederation, 1776-1777, 1781 -- J. Hector St. John De Crèvecoeur, "What is an American?," 1782 -- "Centinel," "To the people of Pennsylvania," 1787 -- Letters from the "Federal Farmer," December 25, 1787 -- The Declaration and the structure of government -- The Constitution of the United States, 1787 -- Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, selected remarks, 1787 -- James Wilson, Speech at the Pennsylvania Ratifying Convention, December 4, 1787 -- The Federalist, No. 10, November 22, 1787 -- The Federalist, No. 22, December 14, 1787 -- The Federalist, No. 40, January 18, 1788 -- The Federalist, No. 43, January 23, 1788 -- The Federalist, No. 51, February 6, 1788.
Documents (cont'd) : State Constitutions, Enabling Acts, Admission Acts, and Presidential Proclamations of Admission -- Virginia Act of Cession, December 20, 1783 -- Northwest Ordinance, July 13, 1787 -- North Carolina Act of Cession, April 2, 1790 -- Charles Sumner, U.S. Senate speech, January 31, 1872 -- Rutherford B. Hayes, Speech in Sacramento, California, September 22, 1880 -- Calvin Coolidge, "The inspiration of the Declaration of Independence," July 5, 1926 -- Franklin D. Roosevelt, State of the Union address, January 11, 1944 -- Gerald R. Ford, U.S. Bicentennial speech, Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 4, 1976 -- Supreme Court cases that invoke the Declaration of Independence.
Documents (cont'd) : Frederick Douglass, "What to the slave is the fourth of July?," July 5, 1852 -- Martin Luther King, Jr., "I have a dream," August 8, 1963 -- Malcolm X, "Black revolution," April 8, 1964 -- Letters of Abigail Adams to John Adams, 1776 -- Declaration of Sentiments, Seneca Falls, New York, 1848 -- Carrie Chapman Catt, "Address to the United States Congress," 1917 -- Equal Rights Amendment, 1972 -- Interpreting the Declaration of Independence by translation -- "The working men's Declaration of Independence," December 26, 1829 -- Case index -- Subject index.
Description: xvii, 347 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Drafting the Declaration / Gerard W. Gawalt --
The political theory of the Declaration of Independence / Garrett Ward Sheldon --
Abraham Lincoln and the universal meaning of the Declaration of Independence / Harry V. Jaffa --
Clarence Thomas, civil rights, and the Declaration of Independence / Scott Douglas Gerber --
The Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation : a completed constitutional covenant / Robert W. Hoffert --
The Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights / Thomas G. West --
The Declaration of Independence as viewed from the states / John C. Eastman --
The Declaration of Independence, Congress, and presidents of the United States / Charles A. Kromkowski --
The Declaration of Independence in the Supreme Court / Mark D. Hall --
Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X interpret the Declaration of Independence / Keith D. Miller --
Women, equality, and the Declaration of Independence / Bonnie L. Ford --
Reception of the Declaration of Independence / David Thelen.
Series Title: Landmark events in U.S. history series.
Responsibility: Scott Douglas Gerber, editor.
Local System Bib Number:
14130
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