The Declaration of Independence : Origins and Impact (Landmark Events in Us History)

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The Declaration of Independence : Origins and Impact (Landmark Events in Us History)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 347 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781568027050
  • DDC分類 973.313

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The reference series, "Landmark Events in U.S. History", uses both contributed essays from eminent scholars and excerpts of primary source documents with explanatory headnotes to focus on critical events in American political history and explain how it came about and why it continues to play such a vital role in the history and political evolution of the United States. The first three books in the series are "Marbury versus Madison", "The Louisiana Purchase", and "The Declaration of Independence". "The Declaration of Independence" remains one of the most valued and sacred political documents in American history. It has been and continues to be cited by emerging democracies, Supreme Court justices, and in political debates ranging from states' rights to equal rights. Through documents and analytical essays, "The Declaration of Independence" will explain: founding of the nation and its role in the crafting and interpretation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights; how historical figures like Abigail Adams, Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Malcolm X used the spirit of the document to advance their causes; how the three branches of government - the president, Congress, and the Supreme Court - have used the Declaration of Independence as a means to advance political agenda; and, how other countries were influenced by the Delcaration.

Table of Contents

        List of Documents                          vii
Preface ix
About the Contributors xiii
Declaration of Independence xv
Drafting the Declaration 1 (15)
Gerard W. Gawalt
The Political Theory of the Declaration of 16 (13)
Independence
Garrett Ward Sheldon
Abraham Lincoln and the Universal Meaning 29 (16)
of the Declaration of Independence
Harry V. Jaffa
Clarence Thomas, Civil Rights, and the 45 (11)
Declaration of Independence
Scott Douglas Gerber
The Declaration of Independence and the 56 (16)
Articles of Confederation: A Completed
Constitutional Covenant
Robert W. Hoffert
The Declaration of Independence, the U.S. 72 (24)
Constitution, and the Bill of Rights
Thomas G. West
The Declaration of Independence as Viewed 96 (22)
from the States
John C. Eastman
The Declaration of Independence, Congress, 118 (24)
and Presidents of the United States
Charles A. Kromkowski
The Declaration of Independence in the 142 (19)
Supreme Court
Mark David Hall
Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., 161 (13)
and Malcolm X Interpret the Declaration of
Independence
Keith D. Miller
Women, Equality, and the Declaration of 174 (17)
Independence
Bonnie L. Ford
Reception of the Declaration of Independence 191 (22)
David Thelen
Documents 213 (118)
Case Index 331 (2)
Subject Index 333