The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History, 1775-1865

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The Declaration of Independence proclaimed that “all men are created equal” and endowed “with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” It put forward revolution as a legitimate and necessary means of removing from power oppressive governments. These goals were not immediately attainable in the conditions of 1776, but they foretold the Civil War of 1861-1865 which abolished slavery, and the great labor struggles of the 20th century for social equality.

Critical documents on American history: from the July 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence and other addresses from the early years of the Republic, through the Civil War, with four speeches by Abraham Lincoln, including his First and Second Inaugural Addresses, the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863 and his Gettysburg Address of November 19, 1863.
With an introduction to each author and a brief history of each document.

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The Declaration of Independence proclaimed that “all men are created equal” and endowed “with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” It put forward revolution as a legitimate and necessary means of removing from power oppressive governments. These goals were not immediately attainable in the conditions of 1776, but they foretold the Civil War of 1861-1865 which abolished slavery, and the great labor struggles of the 20th century for social equality.

From the July 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence and addresses from the early years of the Republic, through to the Civil War, with four speeches by Abraham Lincoln, including his First and Second Inaugural Addresses, the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863 and his Gettysburg Address of November 19, 1863.
With an introduction to each author and a brief history of each document.

Weight .60 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 5 × .50 in
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