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Author Miller, Marilyn, 1946- author.
Title Words that built a nation : voices of democracy that have shaped America's history / Marilyn Miller, Ellen Scordato, and Dan Tucker ; illustrated by Mary Kate McDevitt.
Pub Info New York : Rodale Kids, [2018]
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Edition Revised edition.
Descript 224 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
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Audience 1280L Lexile
Note "Portions of this book were previously published as Words that built a nation: a young person's collection of historic American documents by Stonesong Press, LLC, in September 1999"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Contents The Mayflower Compact -- Poor Richard's Almanack / Benjamin Franklin -- Speech to the Second Virginia Convention / Patrick Henry -- Common Sense / Thomas Paine -- Letter to John Adams / Abigail Adams -- The Declaration of Independence -- Federalist No. 78 / Alexander Hamilton -- The Constitution and the Bill of Rights -- Farewell Address / George Washington -- The Star-Spangled Banner / Francis Scott Key -- The Monroe Doctrine / James Monroe -- Declaration of Sentiments / Seneca Falls Convention -- The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro / Frederick Douglass -- The Emancipation Proclamation / Abraham Lincoln -- The Gettysburg Address / Abraham Lincoln -- The Fourteenth Amendment -- The Fifteenth Amendment -- I Will Fight No More Forever / Chief Joseph -- Statement on the causes of Wounded Knee / Chief Red Cloud -- Twenty Years at Hull-House / Jane Addams -- The Sixteenth Amendment -- The Fourteen Points / Woodrow Wilson -- The Nineteenth Amendment -- The Immigration Act -- War Message to Congress / Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka -- Inaugural Address / John F. Kennedy -- The Declaration of Indian Purpose -- Silent Spring / Rachel Carson -- Speech at the Berlin Wall / John F. Kennedy -- The March on Washington Address / Martin Luther King, Jr. -- The Ballot or the bullet / Malcolm X -- Speech to Striking Grape Workers / César Chávez -- The Eagle Has Landed -- I'd Rather Be Black Thank Female / Shirley Chisholm -- Letter of Resignation / Richard M. NIxon -- Tear Down This Wall / Ronald W. Reagan -- Speech at the United nations Conference on Women / Hillary Rodham Clinton -- Address to the Nation on the September 11 Attacks / George W. Bush -- Speech on Race / Barak Obama -- Obergefell v. Hodges.
Summary From the Constitution and the Gettysburg Address to the 2015 Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, the updated collection preserves the documents of the first edition and introduces the landmark statements that are impacting our nation today.
Subject United States -- History -- Sources -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- History -- Sources.
Add Author Scordato, Ellen, author.
Tucker, Dan (Book producer), author.
McDevitt, Mary Kate, illustrator.
ISBN 1635651883 (hardcover)
9781635651881 (hardcover)
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