Primary Sources of American Political Documents

This series examines six of the most crucial political documents that helped to shape the American political landscape. Each book includes an in-depth look at the events and people who created the political context within which the document was produced. Readers are then guided through the major points of the document itself, and the effects that document produced. (ISBN: 978-0-7660-6686-1)

  • Detailed historical context
  • Helps readers identify and summarize central ideas of primary source material
  • Appendix containing the full text of the source document
  • Chapter notes provide readers with original research sources
  • Fall 2015
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    Understanding the  Iroquois Constitution

    Understanding the Iroquois Constitution

    James Wolfe and Lesli J. Favor
    The Iroquois Constitution was created in the late sixteenth century to bring peace and unity to five—and later, six—warring Iroquois nations. But how was this understanding reached? What were its specific conditions? And did it affect later political documents in the United States? Read about the legacy of the Iroquois Constitution and how its influence can still be felt today...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-6878-0
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    Understanding the Articles of Confederation

    Understanding the Articles of Confederation

    James Wolfe and Kerry P. Callahan
    “The title of this confederacy shall be the United States . . . .” Thus began the first constitution of the United States of America. Although replaced by the current US Constitution in 1788, the Articles of Confederation defined the US government and established policies that are still in place today...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-6866-7
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    Understanding the Bill of Rights

    Understanding the Bill of Rights

    James Wolfe and Nancy L. Stair
    Secret societies. Spy networks. Rebellion. Revolution. All of these were precursors to one of the most influential political documents in history. The Bill of Rights consists of the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution, outlining the basic human rights awarded to every American citizen from birth...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-6882-7
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    Understanding the Charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Understanding the Charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony

    James Wolfe and Barbara Moe
    Early American colonists were optimistic adventurers who helped build a new settlement. But they also experimented with creating a new society. The Charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony was the first political document written in the United States, a first attempt at self-government...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-6870-4
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    Understanding the Declaration of Independence

    Understanding the Declaration of Independence

    James Wolfe and Jennifer Viega
    The Declaration of Independence became the cornerstone document of our democratic nation. But why was it written? What influenced its author, Thomas Jefferson, and what made it so revolutionary? Discover how this document shaped the foundation of a nation, and how it continues to influence American government today...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-6874-2
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    Understanding the US Constitution

    Understanding the US Constitution

    James Wolfe and Heather Moehn
    The United States Constitution is our country’s founding document, providing the framework for our government and judicial system. Explore the goals, intentions, and debates of the framers of the constitution to understand how and why our nation continues to live by and interpret its principles today...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-6862-9
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