Item description for The Declaration of Independence With Short Biographies of Its Signers (Little Books of Wisdom) by Thomas Jefferson, United States & Benson John Lossing...
Overview This handsome little volume includes the Declaration of Independence as well as a short paragraph biography of each of the signers. Signers are arranged by state with small woodcut illustrations. 32 pages, hardcover with imitation-leather like cover and imprinted gold title.
Publishers Description Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence summarizes America's founding political philosophy. At once a cherished symbol of liberty and an expression of Jefferson's monumental talents as a writer, the document captures in unforgettable phrases the ideals of individual liberty that formed the backbone of American's Revolutionary movement. In setting forth these ""self-evident truths"" alongside a list of grievances against King George's Britain, the Declaration of Independence justified the breaking of ties with ""Mother England"" and the formation of a new country. This gift edition, printed in two colors on acid-free paper, contains illustrations and biographies of the signers alongside the document itself.
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More About Thomas Jefferson, United States & Benson John Lossing
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States (1801-1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and one of the most beloved and revered Founding Fathers of the United States of America.
Thomas Jefferson lived in Shadwell, in the state of Virginia. Thomas Jefferson was born in 1743 and died in 1826.
Thomas Jefferson has published or released items in the following series...
Library of America
Little Books of Wisdom
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American Hist
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Indepenence from Great Britain Nov 14, 2007
This book is the closure of the Revolutionary war, a true miracle. America declared its indpenance from Great Britan in like 1776 after getting the charter from King James to sail to the new world discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492. They settled Jamestown and Plymymouth by this time, and after the war was over they had most of what still is New England. With the odds stacked against them against an onslaught of British Troops, the British finally gave up and let them have it, viewing America as a third world country. There is still a law in most of Europe and especially the U.K. and Sweden that you have to be in a royal bloodline to live there, whether it be the lowliest of peasants to the richest of kings. From what I understand they couldn't afford to live in Europe any longer and one dollar equals about 10 cents. God bless them.
History is written Feb 27, 2006
Another great book to purchase for those in the History field, Political Science(Government), or just a nut like me that is proud of America and wants to know more. This book and the book on the constitution are great little books to carry and to learn from, great for school aged children and those that have graduated to higher learning. Share knowledge and refresh those facts that one may have forgotten about over the years. A+++++
Excellent Summary! Oct 25, 2001
Excellent summary. Short bios all in one place. This book is very interesting and highly readable!