Defining Documents in American History: Political Campaigns, Candidates, and Debates (1787-2017), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1682177017
  • ISBN-13: 9781682177013
  • DDC: 324.70973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 800 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released July 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This 2-volume set offers documents and commentary that showcase the American political process. The 80 documents are organized into major categories that include: Politics and War; Politics and Social Issues; Politics and the Economy; Politics and Education; and Political Debate. The Document chapters include the primary source document, often reproduced in its entirety, the Summary Overview, Defining Moment, Author Biography, Document Analysis, and Essential Themes.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Complete List of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
Defining Documents in American History.
The First and Second Party Systems, 1787–1854.
1: Federalist No. 10.
2: George Washington's First Inaugural Address.
3: Thomas Jefferson to Elbridge Gerry.
4: Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural Address.
5: Andrew Jackson to Henry Lee.
6: “The South in Danger”.
7: Kansas Nebraska Act.
The Third Party System, 1854–96.
8: “House Divided” Speech.
9: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates.
10: On the Irrepressible Conflict.
11: Cooper Union Address.
12: Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address.
13: Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address.
14: President Grant's First Inaugural Address.
15: A Contested Election: Report to Congress on the Activities of the Ku Klux Klan.
16: Documents Relating to the Grant-Greeley Election of 1872.
17: Samuel Tildens Speech Conceding the Election of 1876.
18: Benjamin Harrison's Speech to the Harrison League of Indianapolis.
19: “Cross of Gold” Speech.
The Fourth Party System, 1896–1932.
20: The March of the Flag.
21: Platform of the Progressive Party.
22: The “New Freedom”.
23: Woodrow Wilson's Second Inaugural Address.
24: Warren G. Harding's “Not Nostrums, but Normalcy” Speech.
25: “The Destiny of America”.
26: Herbert Hoover on “The Constructive Side of Government”.
27: The National Anthem Established: The Star-Spangled Banner.