The American Founding, which took place from 1776-1791, is book-ended by the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.
The first volume of the American History and Government Core Documents Collection – the American Founding – is now available on iTunes, Kindle, and PDF. Hard copies are also available for $10 each – email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a copy. You can also buy it on Amazon!
Each Core American Documents volume will contain the following:
When complete, the series will be comprehensive and authoritative, and will present America’s story in the words of those who wrote it – America’s presidents, labor leaders, farmers, philosophers, industrialists, politicians, workers, explorers, religious leaders, judges, soldiers; its slaveholders and abolitionists; its expansionists and isolationists; its reformers and stand-patters; its strict and broad constructionists; its hard-eyed realists and visionary utopians – all united in their commitment to equality and liberty, yet so often divided by their different understandings of these most fundamental American ideas.
The documents are all about this – the still unfinished American experiment with self-government. There is no better place to begin to understand that experiment than with these documents from the American founding.