America's Greatest Hits: Inspirational Reads that Define a Nation
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The American dream comes alive through the voices of some of its most fabled leaders.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..."
"Four score and seven years ago..."
These stirring words are the openings of two of the most important documents in American history: The Declaration of Independence and Abraham Lincoln's Gettsyburg Address. In America's Greatest Hits, a collection compiled by DailyLit, these documents join Patrick Henry's Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!, John F. Kennedy's inaugural speech, and current president Barack Obama's inaugural address to offer a taste of some of history's most spirited expressions of American ideals. Indeed, the words in these transcendent speeches and writings call for equality, freedom, and fairness while also reminding us the need for service, responsibility, and good citizenship. The promise of America is that, with these ideals at our backs, everyone can live their own version of the American dream. And what a promise it is.
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Opening Lines (Experimental)
PATRICK HENRY, MARCH 23, 1775.
No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful ...
Reviewed by jameswhite5555 on Jul 16, 2012
America's Greatest Hits
A great read for anyone needing a little boost to their Patriotism.
Reviewed by terpsgirl02 on Jul 31, 2009
Great history lesson!
It was fun to review some of these historical documents and addresses that I learned about in school. It's fascinating to think of the bravery and courage involved in the founding of America. I was a little unsure about Obama's inaugural address being included, just because he's our current president and we don't know yet what he will accomplish. I suppose regardless it was historical electing an African-American to office, and it was a very inspiring address. Very enjoyable read overall!
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