The Essential Wisdom of the Founding Fathers

The Essential Wisdom of the Founding Fathers

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America's Founding Fathers were men of words as well as deeds. Keenly intelligent and deeply committed to their ideals and to the cause for American independence, they left us a legacy of addresses and documents whose profound ideas still speak with authority.<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none> <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none>The Essential Wisdom of the Founding Fathers collects more than three hundred inspiring and instructive quotations from the men who were present at our nation's inception. Drawn from their speeches, essays, proclamations, and declarations, the thematically arranged contents reflect the subjects of greatest import to the founders as they forged our new republic.<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none> <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none>In these selections:<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none> <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none><P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none>This volume includes extracts from texts published in the founders' lifetimes in which they exchange ideas on the meaning of justice, the evils of slavery, the role of the patriot, and the pitfalls of politics. Here, too, are candid excerpts from correspondence in which they express fears about the perilous times they face, and their hopes for a brighter future.<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none> Read the thoughts and beliefs of the Founding Fathers in their own words, and rediscover the ideals, heroism, and greatness that have been a part of America from the very beginning.
Publisher: New York, NY : Fall River Press, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781435133068
1435133064
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: Kelly-Gangi, Carol

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