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Here, in a single volume, are documents, speeches, and letters that have forged American history, accompanied by interpretations of their significance by historian and broadcaster Richard D. Heffner.
Among the important documents in this book you will find:
- 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 1985This Seventh Edition has been expanded and updated to include:
- A New chapter covering the opening events of the 21st Century
- Documents relating to September 11, 2001
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