By these words : great documents of American liberty, selected and placed in their contemporary settings / by Paul M. Angle ; illustrated by Edward A. Wilson.


New York [N.Y.] : Rand McNally, 1954.

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Subjects United States -- History -- Sources.
United States.
Description 560 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Copyright Date 1954.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 541-547) and index.
Contents The Pilgrims decide to govern themselves : the Mayflower Compact, November 11, 1620 -- The Connecticut towns adopt democracy : the fundamental orders of Connecticut, January, 1655 -- Roger Williams : liberty is not a license : letters to the townsmen of Providence, January 1655 -- William Penn grants a freeman's government : The Concessions and Agreements of West Jersey, March 3, 1675 -- Peter Zenger fights for freedom of the press : Andrew Hamilton's argument, August 4, 1735 -- James Otis denounces tyranny : speech against Writs of Assistance, February, 1761 -- Colonies resist a hated tax : resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress : October 19, 1765 -- The united colonists assert their rights : declarations and resolves of the First Continental Congress, October 14, 1774 -- Free and independent states : The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 -- The states adopt their first constitution : the Articles of Confederation, March 1, 1781 -- Virginia establishes religious freedom : The Virginia statute for religious freedom, January 16, 1786 -- Westward the course of democratic government : the Ordinance of July 13, 1787 -- To form a more perfect union : the Constitution of the United States, June 21 1788 -- Washington assumes the presidency : Washington's first inaugural address, April 30, 1789 -- Washington counsels his countrymen : Washington's farewell address, September 19, 1796 -- Jefferson outlines a better democracy : Jefferson's first inaugural address, March 4, 1801 -- Monroe issues a famous warning : the Monroe doctrine, December 2, 1823 -- Jackson denounces the theory of secession : proclamation against nullification, December 10, 1832 -- Boston's cordwainers win a basic labor right : Commonwealth volume Hunt, March 1842 -- Human freedom is the cause of God : the appeal of the Independent Democrats, January 19, 1854 -- John Brown pleads for the downtrodden : John Browns last speech, November 2, 1859 -- South Carolina justifies secession : Declaration of causes, December 24, 1860 -- We are not enemies, but friends : Lincoln's first inaugural address, March 4, 1861 -- Taney upholds a fundamental right : Opinions in the Merryman case, June 1, 1861 -- Lincoln presents the case for the Union : message to Congress, July 5, 1861 -- Davis presents the case for the Confederacy : Jefferson Davis' inaugural address, February 22, 1862 -- Lincoln dooms slavery : proclamation of emancipation, January 1, 1863 -- Lincoln dedicates a people : The Gettysburg address, November 19, 1863 -- With malice toward none : Lincoln's second inaugural address, March 4, 1865 -- Lee says farewell to a brave army : Lee's farewell to the Arny of Northern Virginia, April 10, 1865 -- David Davis strikes at usurpation : opinion in the Milligan case, December 17, 1866 -- Johnson pleads for reunion without vengeance : Johnson's annual message to Congress, December, 3, 1865 -- A governor rebukes a president : Altgeld's protest to Cleveland, July 6, 1894 -- McKinley offers opportunity : instructions to the Philippine Commission, April 7, 1900 -- Wilson outlines the new freedom : Wilson's First inaugural address, March 4, 1913 -- Wilson's peace without victory : Wilson's address to the Senate, January 11, 1917 -- A reluctant president asks for war : Wilson's message to Congress, April 2, 1917 -- Mr. Justice Holmes dissents : Holmes's dissent in the case of the Russian aliens, November 10, 1919 -- A court defends freedom of Reading : the opinion of Judge Woolsey, December 6, 1933 -- Roosevelt condemns the dictators : Speech at Chicago, October 5, 1937 -- Chief Justice Hughes wipes out a color line : opinion in the case of the Negro law student, Lloyd Gaines, December 12, 1938 -- Roosevelt defines four freedoms : message to Congress, January 6, 1941 -- Roosevelt and Churchill plan a saner world : the Atlantic charter, August 12, 1941 -- Roosevelt accepts the challenge of Japan : broadcast to the nation, December 9, 1941 -- Marshall proposes aid to Europe : address at Harvard University, June 5, 1947 -- Eisenhower charts a change of course : Eisenhower's inaugural address, January 20, 1953.
Genre History.
Sources.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)420724
(OCoLC)ocm00420724
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Angle, Paul M. 1900-1975,
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