"Sometimes, in fact, the nearly forgotten have had more of an effect on the nation's course than more celebrated figures." — Doris and Harold Faber, Authors
"This book is designed to acquaint students with the historical origins of the Bill of Rights, and, through the study and analysis of actual Supreme Court cases and the constant exploration of their own opinions, to help students develop perspectives about the use and value of the Bill of Rights in their daily lives." — George Bundy Smith & Alene Smith, Authors
"The unfinished business of the country—and of the world—is the challenge John F. Kennedy placed before the people of the United States. The spirit of adventure and a determination necessary to meet that challenge comprise his legacy to the nation he loved and served." — I. E. Levine, Author
"The statue Freedom tops the Capitol's magnificent dome, and at its base the Latin words E Pluribus Unum—"Out of many, one"—are inscribed. For it is here where members of Congress ensure that the many different voices of the United States will be heard." — Childrens Press, Publisher
"The White House has served as home to more than 40 American presidents since 1800. Over the years—with each president who has entered its doors—the mansion has undergone much restoration. Both joyful and sorrow-filled times have been had there. But through it all, the White House has stood the test of time. It is a cherished symbol of our nation's unity and perseverance." — Childrens Press, Publisher
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." — Preamble
"A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to ... and what no just government should refuse." — Thomas Jefferson
"It wasn't until I came to history through plays, films, and historical novels that I could see a living chain of human beings that stretched from me all the way back to the beginning of time. Now I could picture that mummy as a living, breathing person that ate, slept, dreamed, loved...in short, someone like me. History came alive and its fascination continues." — Kathryn Stout, Author
Mr. Adams's Last Crusade: John Quincy Adams's Extraordinary Post-Presidential Life in Congress (Hardback)
"Informed by the raucous spirit of the Jackson era, Mr. Adams's Last Crusade renders a witty and insightful portrait of a man who placed his country above politics." — Dust Jacket
Over 300 children's letters to President George W. Bush have been compiled and edited in this collection.
"This Teacher Guide contains the main teaching material for the lessons. It includes background information on the important concepts in the lessons, a list of required materials, an activity-by-activity description of what students are learning, and the answers to questions in the lessons." — from Introduction (page ix)
These are the student worksheets and assessment tests for K12's AMERICA HISTORY BEFORE 1865 course that is intended for students in grades 5-8.
The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution is a 1968 Pulitzer Prize-winning book of history by Bernard Bailyn. It is considered one of the most influential studies of the American Revolution published during the 20th century.
Also known as “Two Treatises of Government: In the Former, The False Principles, and Foundation of Sir Robert Filmer, and His Followers, Are Detected and Overthrown. The Latter Is an Essay Concerning The True Original, Extent, and End of Civil Government” is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise attacks patriarchalism in the form of sentence-by-sentence refutation of Robert Filmer's Patriarcha, while the Second Treatise outlines Locke's ideas for a more civilized society based on natural rights and contract theory.