Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Independence Day

Barbecues, Fireworks and hot weather dominate our celebration of Independence Day. I think it would be worthwhile to consider some of the ideas, documents and speeches that have made our country what it is. Here is a list of terrific original documents and speeches that shaped our country (listen to the audio if you can):

  1. Declaration of Independence
  2. Preamble to the Constitution of the United States
  3. Bill of Rights
  4. John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address
  5. Martin Luther King Jr. "I have a Dream."
  6. George Washington's Thanksgiving Day Proclamation.
  7. Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address.
  8. Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

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