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Author: Richard Stevens
ISBN13: 978-0878404124
Title: The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America
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Publisher: Georgetown Univ Pr (May 1984)
Pages: 64

The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America by Richard Stevens

Framed in 1787 and in effect since March 1789, the Constitution of the United States of America fulfilled the promise of the Declaration by establishing a republican form of government with separate executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The first ten amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, became part of the Constitution on December 15, 1791. Mar 24, 2018 The Celtic Rebel (Richard) rated it it was amazing. Shelves: 18th-century, 1700s, male-author, united-states, history, historical, american-revolution, american-literature, american-history, american-classics. Two very important documents in American history that I was introduced to as a child.

by Richard G. Stevens and United States of America.

The United States Constitution was formed several years after the Declaration of Independence and serves as the base expectation that the United States will operate under. The Constitution of the United States is the cornerstone of our American government and this document describes the structure of the government and the rights of the American people. No law may be passed that contradicts its principles and no person or the government, is exempt from following it. This is why it is commonly called the supreme law of the land. The purpose of the government is found in the Preamble and for the.

Constitution, draws together the great texts of American civic life to create a timely and informative mini-library of perennially vital issues. Whether readers are encountering these classic writings for the first time, or brushing up in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, these slim volumes will serve as a powerful and illuminating resource for scholars, students, and civic-minded citizens.

The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States are the two most important, and enduring documents in our Nation’s history. It has been said that the Declaration of Independence was the promise; the Constitution was the fulfillment. The Unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America. When in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should. New Jersey: Richard Stockton John Witherspoon Francis Hopkinson John Hart Abraham Clark. New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett Matthew Thornton William Whipple.

1984; Stevens, Richard . 1925-. Publication date 1864. Topics United States, United States - Constitution. Publisher New York : R. Spalding. Collection cdl; americana. Digitizing sponsor MSN. Contributor University of California Libraries. Call number nrlf ucb:GLAD-311541.

It declares that the United States of America is a free and independent nation. The Constitution is the basis of the . The Constitution is termed as the supreme law of the country. The Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The Declaration of Independence lays out the government’s philosophy that all the citizens are equal and entitled to certain inalienable rights including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It also says that the government that does not have the people’s consent or that tramples on the citizen’s rights is illegitimate. The Declaration also lists a series of charges against the King of England about how he had trampled on the rights of the citizens.

Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles. A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Bedrock of the Constitution: Understanding How the Constitution Was Based on the Declaration of Independence Provides the Knowledge Needed to Defend Our God-Given Rights By Vieira, Edwin, Jr. The New American, Vol. 24, No. 23, November 10, 2008.

The United States Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House (now known as Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 4, 1776. The Declaration announced that the Thirteen Colonies at war with the Kingdom of Great Britain would regard themselves as thirteen independent sovereign states, no longer under British rule

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also me book it's the US constitution and for those who favor war all the time I encourage you to read it , it says no war with out a declaration of war , and no getting entangled In alliances
I carry this in my purse and when I get stuck in traffic or have nothing to read at the doctor's office, I pull it out. The cover has fallen off and the pages are bent - I need to buy another. But I wish every American kept one in his pocket. Too much is taken for granted; too much is ignored. These readings are the real America - not the jazzed-up false version of network news and sound bites. Mostly I read the Declaration and the Lincoln pieces. If you want to say you are a real American, forget Fox News and read this; think for yourself.
Light out of Fildon
The two documents enclosed in this book, the "Declaration of Independence" and the "US Constitution" continue to spread international influence. Most democracies established since the US have used the US Constitution as their model.
Hopefully I don't have to summarize this book for you to know what the two documents are about.
These two documents should be read by every American. Even non-Americans might find the Declaration of Independence an interesting assertion of human rights.
Of course the constitution is flawed (ex: electoral college, 2nd amendment's laxness, etc) but no government is perfect, and there are much worse alternatives.
Other relevant material to read would be "Leviathan" by Thomas Hobbes (for a diametrically opposite opinion) or "The Second Treatise of Government" by John Locke (to see where the Founding Fathers drew their inspiration from) and "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine.