Presents a collection of speeches by such notable Americans as Patrick Henry, Alexander Hamilton, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Abraham Lincoln, Sitting Bull, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and George W. Bush.
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: This volume, compiled after Sept. 11, 2001, celebrates freedom . . . for all people, of every race, religion, & gender. It's what makes America strong & proud, why this great nation stands tall, & what its citizens fight for & defend at all costs. This country's leaders have debated & defined what these ideals are. They have written & spoken about them -- inspiring, comforting, & bringing the country through periods of growth & good times as well as adversity & strife. Magnificently illustrated with photographs & patriotic images, here are words that have shaped America, from the brave oath of the Mayflower Compact of 1620 to George W. Bush's poignant presidential address to Congress following the tragic events of Sept. 11.