Accession Number : ADA311156

Title :   The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA311156

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 122

Abstract : Why publish another edition of The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, documents that have been printed many times elsewhere? In our judgment, there can't be enough editions of our nations founding documents. So fundamental and so vital to our national existence are they, that every literate American should possess copies, not just for reference, but to read and re-read in their entirety. The Declaration of In dependence and the Constitution, in fact, are not as readily available as one might expect. They are often printed separately, or lumped with the other founding documents in larger, less handy, scholarly volumes. By printing them together in this pocketbook form, we hope to make them more widely available and better understood as a single, coherent whole. The Declaration and Constitution form a magnificent, finely crafted, timeless unity that should be pored over by anyone interested in the American system. The following brief introduction, in addition to giving some historical background, explains the unity of these documents and why it is imperative to return continually to their original meanings and intent.

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *DOCUMENTS, HISTORY, BACKGROUND, PRINTING.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE