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The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America

The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America The Declaration of Independence was the promise of a representative government the Constitution was the fulfillment of that promise On July the Second Continental Congress issued a unanimous

  • Title: The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America
  • Author: Founding Fathers
  • ISBN: 9781882577675
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Declaration of Independence was the promise of a representative government the Constitution was the fulfillment of that promise.On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress issued a unanimous declaration the thirteen North American colonies would be the thirteen United States of America, free and independent of Great Britain Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, the DeclThe Declaration of Independence was the promise of a representative government the Constitution was the fulfillment of that promise.On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress issued a unanimous declaration the thirteen North American colonies would be the thirteen United States of America, free and independent of Great Britain Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration set forth the terms of a new form of government with the following words We hold these Truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness Framed in 1787 and in effect since March 1789, the Constitution of the United States of America fulfilled the promise of the Declaration by establishing a republican form of government with separate executive, legislative, and judicial branches The first ten amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, became part of the Constitution on December 15, 1791 Among the rights guaranteed by these amendments are freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and the right to trial by jury Written so that it could be adapted to endure for years to come, the Constitution has been amended only seventeen times since 1791 and has lasted longer than any other written form of government.

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    1. What do I need to say? Read them, understand them, and give thanks.Also let me recommend, treasure, protect, and pray we keep them, unbroken.Please.

    2. During South by Southwest 2003, I saw a movie called The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. The movie is about President Chavez in Venezuela and the failed coup attempt on his presidency. In the background coverage of his presidency, the filmmakers recounted how as President, he encouraged his citizens to read their brand new constitution and learn it. They interviewed some Venezuelans who did not know to read, but had learned to read by reading their constitution.[return][return]I was touched by [...]

    3. It is nearly impossible to review such an important historical work. In my opinion this is one of the most important documents in history.

    4. Everyone including me has read this repeatedly for school. So I knew this would be bad, but I didn't know how bad until I went through it underlining everything negative and circling everything positive. Why the Cato institute publishes this, and why it is handed out at libertarian events completely escapes me.I will omit things too minor to note. Asterisks rank importance.Lets skip the declaration since its meh. Its way better than the constitution though. I'll just note that the consent of the [...]

    5. I should confess that I am putting this copy up only to mean that I have read the Declaration and the Constitution themselves, and have copies on my bookshelf. I have not actually read this book with this particular foreword.Sorry that that isn't really a review. These foundational documents are immortal, and important beyond description. Every American should read these documents, simply so that they may know what it does and does not say.

    6. What's to say? It's the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments, in their original forms. The only adjustment is that portions of the Constitution and amendments changed by subsequent amendments are bracketed and footnoted to indicate which amendment changed them. (So, for example, the Eighteenth Amendment [instituting Prohibition] is bracketed and noted as repealed by the Twenty-First Amendment. Have you ever noticed the alcoholic beverage [...]

    7. Only the foundation of our daily lives, the lives of our grandparents and our great grandchildren. Its worth reading. Try to find the place where certain classes of people are not protected. Go on, it's fun. Check those Beautiful Amendments out. How bout that - who do they apply to? Citizens, legal immigrants, illegal immigrants? The plot twist in the 2nd Amendment is riviting. I don't want to be a spoiler but the part about a Well regulated Militia being necessary - WOW!!!Quiz to follow - While [...]

    8. Essential reading for any sentient being capable of -actual- reading. The development of the American empire affects most of the world. Yet, it was almost a provision of American thinkers not to fight tyranny itself but rather fight a small portion of the tyrants before becoming as such.It is almost an historical contradiction that some years later United States of America found itself fighting terror, instead of a single terrorist. If History is not read correctly (about who is who and what is [...]

    9. I keep this in my purse, just in case someone wants to read me my rights"no thanks, I've got my own copy" ;-P

    10. Review on "The Declaration of Independence" Dates Read: 8-Nov- 2010 and 28-Jan-2011I read “The Declaration of Independence” in an attempt to better understand the principles on which the United States was founded. I feel a need to be educated about its history and founding fathers philosophies to counter attack many of the revisionists that promote ideological based and at times plain un-American interpretations of America’s history and founding documents. There is no better source of unde [...]

    11. A very interesting historical document, if one knows the entire background story that led up to it and all the players that took part and contributed as well as those ignored and forgotten.

    12. Reading the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States gives one an appreciation for just how forward thinking and far ahead of their time the founding fathers were. Or it should anyway. The establishment of the various checks and balances put forward in these documents, specifically the Constitution, is nothing short of brilliant. That said, it also drives home the point that, in spite of the genius entailed in these documents, they are imperfect. The founding fathers [...]

    13. I would have given our founding documents a five-star review, except that the Founding Fathers left that tiny bit about slavery ("all other persons"; "that peculiar institution") in the Constitution. Despite today's conservative politicians exalting the Founding Fathers to the status of demigods, the fact that they gave in and compromised to keep slavery instead of standing by their principles to end the institution once and for all shows they were, in fact, mortal after all--they gave in to bot [...]

    14. Essential reading for any American. So many who use the words "unconstitutional" to support their agendas have never actually read the document, but get their understanding from other people who have never read it. Read it yourself. That rating should be 4.5 stars if would allow it, which would include a perfect 5-star rating for the Declaration of Independence and most of the Constitution, with a slight deduction for the ruinous experiment of outlawing liquor (thankfully repealed) and the amen [...]

    15. Happy Independence Day! "We, therefore, the Representatives of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the Rectitude of our Intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly Publish and Declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be, Free and Independent States; that they are absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political Connection betwee [...]

    16. I'm torn between 4 and 5. This was a brilliant concept to play with, but I felt sort of bereft upon finishing, like the story wasn't complete. I also thought a lot of issues were brought up and then addressed sort of prefunctorily, like slavery and stuff--it was like, oh yeah, I forgot that part of the story, I'll finish it up really quick and then move onbut I didn't get much of a sense of resolution. SEQUEL!!!!!!!!!!!!Thank god I have health insurance, because I think I just punctured my cheek [...]

    17. This is a beautiful document that to the casual reader can make a tedious read.Read about the background and the significance of these documents and compare them to your present circumstances and you will grow to love them. I seriously recommend comparing the actions of the present president with the trespasses of George in the Declaration of Independence. The Constitution is fascinating once you start reading about the Convention and our present circumstances.

    18. Ok, holy shit, one day I subbed for Crystal and I had to try to teach this to the kidsat is a challenge I didn't even know how to approach. Props to history teachers that can actually translate this important document and have their students actually care and understand how this impacts their lives.

    19. I love the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. It holds us to a higher standard, I've been ready it more lately as America steers further from it. My mom and I decided to make it a tradition to read it at least once a year in celebration of the fourth, as well as any time a law is passed that goes against it.

    20. Maier gives a good introduction to the development of these documents. It not only sets them in their historical context it also discusses their relationship to each other. Politicians are always asking each other if they have read the constitution. This book is a good way to do just that.

    21. I downloaded the free version for my kindle, and I was impressed with how radical it really was. The notions that people can overthrow a government that no longer serves them and that they have inalienable rights are very progressive. It is essential reading for anyone, and not just Americans.

    22. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America are two documents that every American should own or at the very least be familiar with. Drafted by our Founding Fathers, these documents led to the creation and prosperity of the greatest country in the world, and they should never be taken for granted.The Declaration of Independence outlines the various reasons why the American colonies decided it to be in their best interests to remove themselves from British [...]

    23. After reading through this today with my kids we had a wonderful discussion on freedoms, tyranny, and our many many blessings. How blessed we are to live in a time when we do not have a tyrant king. I am so thankful for this document and that it has been preserved all this time. If only we will read and study it and the constitution we will be so much better off.

    24. I read it every year and both are always as brilliant and awe-inspiring as the last time I read them.

    25. Real rating: 5.9/10It is a legal document, which means it is not stellar reading. One feels that like the bible most people are quoting the quotable aspects and never reading the source material. If one is American, one is apt to romanticise the document and ignore some of the less progressive or racist remarks within the two documents in exchange for a memory of what was forcibly pushed on them in school. A must read it is not, its importance is grand, but one need not put it on their bucket li [...]

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