Unlock and explore American history firsthand though this nation's most important documents. Much more than a reference book, The Keys to American History tells the story of a growing, vibrant democracy through its laws, Supreme Court rulings, treaties, and presidential speeches, from colonial times to the present. Organized chronologically, each document includes a brief introduction and excerpts, and often an image of the original. Most are followed by interesting and relevant historical quotes from books, newspapers, and speeches of their eras, providing a rich and varied framework to understand each document's significance. The more than 60 entries include: #149; Mayflower Compact #149; Declaration of Independence #149; Washington's Farewell Address #149; Missouri Compromise #149; Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments #149; Emancipation Proclamation #149; Homestead Act #149; Wilson's Fourteen Points #149; Brown v. Board of Education #149; Voting Rights Act #149; Resignation Speech of Richard Nixon #149; #133;and more By reading the essential documents of American government, and the viewpoints of the leaders and citizens who wrote them, you will gain a profound understanding of the United States and the men and women who built it.
The keys to American history
understanding our most important historic documents
Chicago, Ill. :, Chicago Review Press,, c2008
vi, 241 p. :,ill., ports ;,28 cm
Branch Call Number:
j 973 P188k 2008