Let Freedom Ring

Let Freedom Ring

The Words That Shaped Our America

Book - 2001?
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

With these stirring words from the Declaration of Independence, Americans pronounced themselves free. Here are the eloquent speeches, moving songs, soul-stirring poems, and indelible pictures that throughout history continue to inspire the nation. From the Pilgrims' "Mayflower Compact" in 1620 right up to President Bush's address to Congress after September 11, 2001, Let Freedom Ring spans more than 225 years of democracy in action. Thomas Paine's "These are the times that try men's souls" resonates more powerfully today than ever, as does Roosevelt's "A Date Which Will Live in Infamy." Sitting Bull's speech to the Senate Commission, Martin Luther King's forever thrilling "I Have a Dream," Elizabeth Cady Stanton's declaration at Seneca Falls, and Emma Lazarus's "The New Colossus" movingly honor the spirit of American liberty. Hear America singing "The Star-Spangled Banner," "God Bless America," "My Country 'Tis of Thee," and "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," and read patriotic poetry such as "Paul Revere's Ride." Glorious photographs of Old Glory, the Statue of Liberty, the White House, the Alamo, Mount Rushmore, public monuments, historical documents, and many more appear throughout in full color, and on the cover, in pride of place, is the Liberty Bell, ready to ring the sounds of freedom for us all.
Publisher: New York : Sterling Publishing, [2001?]
ISBN: 9780806992877
0806992875
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. (some col), music ; 32 cm

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