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The Keys to American History

Understanding Our Most Important Historic Documents

By Richard Panchyk

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: • Mayflower Compact • Declaration of Independence • Washington’s Farewell Address • Missouri Compromise • Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments • Emancipation Proclamation • Homestead Act • Wilson’s Fourteen Points • Brown v. Board of Education • Voting Rights Act • Resignation Speech of Richard Nixon • …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.

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Format: Book
Author: Panchyk, Richard
Summary: Explore American history firsthand though this nation's most important documents. This book 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 relevant historical quotes from books, newspapers, and speeches of their eras, providing a framework to understand each document's significance. The more than 60 entries include: the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, Washington's Farewell Address, the Missouri Compromise, the Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Homestead Act, Wilson's Fourteen Points, Brown v. Board of Education, the Voting Rights Act, and the Resignation Speech of Richard Nixon.--From publisher description.
Title: The keys to American history : understanding our most important historic documents / Richard Panchyk.
Publisher Date: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, c2008.
Subject: United States -- History -- Sources
Isbn: 9781556527166 1556527160 9781556528040 (pbk.) 1556528043 (pbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 7
Call Number: 973 Pan
Oclc: 223104922
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Bib Id: 331159

Format: Book
Author: Panchyk, Richard
Summary: Explore American history firsthand though this nation's most important documents. This book 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 relevant historical quotes from books, newspapers, and speeches of their eras, providing a framework to understand each document's significance. The more than 60 entries include: the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, Washington's Farewell Address, the Missouri Compromise, the Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Homestead Act, Wilson's Fourteen Points, Brown v. Board of Education, the Voting Rights Act, and the Resignation Speech of Richard Nixon.--From publisher description.
Title: The keys to American history : understanding our most important historic documents / Richard Panchyk.
Publisher, Date: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, c2008.
Description: vi, 241 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm.
Subjects: United States -- History -- Sources
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN: 2008010662
ISBN: 9781556527166
ISBN: 1556527160
ISBN: 9781556528040 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1556528043 (pbk.)
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Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: 973 Pan