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For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence #2020

For Liberty and Equality The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is one of the most influential documents in modern history the inspiration for what would become the most powerful democracy in the world Indeed at every stage of Amer

  • Title: For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence
  • Author: Alexander Tsesis
  • ISBN: 9780195379693
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence By Alexander Tsesis, The Declaration of Independence is one of the most influential documents in modern history the inspiration for what would become the most powerful democracy in the world Indeed, at every stage of American history, the Declaration has been a touchstone for evaluating the legitimacy of legal, social, and political practices Not only have civil rights activists drawn inspirThe Declaration of Independence is one of the most influential documents in modern history the inspiration for what would become the most powerful democracy in the world Indeed, at every stage of American history, the Declaration has been a touchstone for evaluating the legitimacy of legal, social, and political practices Not only have civil rights activists drawn inspiration from its proclamation of inalienable rights, but individuals decrying a wide variety of governmental abuses have turned for support to the document s enumeration of British tyranny.In this sweeping synthesis of the Declaration s impact on American life, ranging from 1776 to the present, Alexander Tsesis offers a deeply researched narrative that highlights the many surprising ways in which this document has influenced American politics, law, and society The drafting of the Bill of Rights, the Reconstruction Amendments, the New Deal, the Civil Rights movement all are heavily indebted to the Declaration s principles of representative government Tsesis demonstrates that from the founding on, the Declaration has played a central role in American political and social advocacy, congressional debates, and presidential decisions He focuses on how successive generations internalized, adapted, and interpreted its meaning, but he also shines a light on the many American failures to live up to the ideals enshrined in the document.Based on extensive research from primary sources such as newspapers, diaries, letters, transcripts of speeches, and congressional records, For Liberty and Equality shows how our founding document shaped America through successive eras and why its influence has always been crucial to the nation and our way of life.

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    1. More and these days the mavens of American opinion have taken pains to frame the Declaration of Independence as either a rhetorical relic or a narrowly directed legal document Here, author Alexander Tsesis gives us the reason the assertion that all men are created equal found in the Declaration s preamble That notion doesn t square with the reality today s political system So do you do anything about the reality No, apparently you just reason from it that the DOI must not have had much actual s [...]

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