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Here, in a single volume, are the documents, speeches, and letters that have forged American history.

Accompanied by interpretations of their significance by noted historian and broadcaster Richard D. Heffner and online journalist Alexander Heffner, this book includes important documents such as:

• The complete text of the Declaration of Independence
• The complete Constitution of the United States
• The Monroe Doctrine
• The Emancipation Proclamation
• Woodrow Wilson’s War Message to Congress
• Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” Speech
• John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address
• Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech
• Ronald Reagan’s Inaugural Addresses, 1981 and 1985
• Documents relating to September 11, 2001

This edition has been expanded and updated to include a new chapter on the Bush/Cheney Administration and the First and Second Election and Inauguration of Barack Obama as the Forty-Fourth President of the United States

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ISBN: 9780698136915
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