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  1. 5 out of 5

    Samuel Bierig

    fascinating

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kyle

    This National Archives pocket-sized book is exactly what it purports to be. The Declaration of Independence with paragraph biographies of all the signers. It's a sturdy copy, but also quite short. It's good to re-read every once and while to remind ourselves what the founders of the US were thinking, and what the US ideally could represent. Nothing new, but a well made little copy.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Pretty much a scathing indictment of the King of Great Britain, and then a declaration. Of independence. Nicely bound edition - picked it up at Faneuil Hall on the Freedom Trail in Boston.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Amber

    Good small book and a lots of information about The Declaration of Independence and short biographies of the signers I will be going back to this book to read more about them and their lives remember and a good reminder that it’s so important to be Independent and not Dependent on others.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Brian Rector

    Thank you

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sheldon Chau

    Historic!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Cody

    In these...rather trying political times..it is vital that citizens of any background of the United States subjectively and critically analyze the historical, political, and sociological aspects of the formation and continuing existence of the country as a source of power in this world. The Declaration of Independence arguably is the foundation document of American ideals, and whilst not exactly perfect in its execution, is a powerful source of political thought. Its creation is what makes Thoma In these...rather trying political times..it is vital that citizens of any background of the United States subjectively and critically analyze the historical, political, and sociological aspects of the formation and continuing existence of the country as a source of power in this world. The Declaration of Independence arguably is the foundation document of American ideals, and whilst not exactly perfect in its execution, is a powerful source of political thought. Its creation is what makes Thomas Jefferson such a godlike figure in the American psyche. The poetry inspires such hatred of powerful monarchies such of that of King George III. Critical interpretation can be attributed to the passage of "merciless Indian savages" as a statement of prejudice. However, in the wider context of Thomas Jeffersons beliefs towards Native Americans, this maybe more attributed to the fierce frustration of the Kings cooperation with some Native tribes in undermining the welfare of the peoples of America rather than a general statement towards the entire race. Jefferson is later quoted as having the Native peoples in an opinion of high esteem and continued to study them with fascination. This doesn't excuse the passage, but it helps bring to light the wider complexity of a situation many try to make too "black and white" in perspective. Now, in the wider context of American history, the document becomes an interesting philosophical subject when juxtaposed to the problem regarding the continuing usage of slavery, the rights of women, and the move from American isolation to the political endeavours following a similar imperialist path that the English empire took. Even King George III wasn't vilified until the taxation after the French and Indian War, which he deemed necessary after the costs of protecting the colonies of America ran so high. He allowed relative freedom comparatively to England's other colonies around the world, and opinion amongst the colonies regarding him reached levels one could label with the word love. History is complex no doubt, but at the heart of the Declaration of Independence is a humanist message that we all can admire.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Robert

    This is a nice pocket sized hardcover copy of the the Declaration of Independence. It also includes short paragraph length biography's of the signers in the back. Although pocket sized I'd say it's suitable for a handy bookshelf reference as the cover is handsome and presentable and would get wrecked it someones pocket. Besides it'd feel as if you had a piece of thin plywood in your pocket, not very comfortable. Enjoy.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Robin

    This is the actual article with short bio's of each of the signers. Quite interesting as it's been a long time since I've read it or maybe even understood what I was reading. A lot of complaining about the king, but yea it was necessary. I enjoyed reading the short bio's as well.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Naomi

    I got this book as a gift and as an Australian I found it interesting. I never knew where the term John Hancock, as in a signature came from. He was the first signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Omar

    I picked up this little book during a trip to Philadelphia a long time ago. The book is good in almost every aspect. I especially liked the little drawings with the biographies. I would've gave it five stars had I not seen the price label :)

  12. 5 out of 5

    Logan

    3.5 stars The most approachable of our founding documents for a modern reader—this does an excellent job in concisely explaining why one the colonies left the UK.

  13. 5 out of 5

    John Yelverton

    A marvelous declaration of the rights of citizens over the iron will of their government.

  14. 5 out of 5

    James Hysell

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lacey Marie

  16. 4 out of 5

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  17. 5 out of 5

    Chris Burnette

  18. 5 out of 5

    Sandra

  19. 4 out of 5

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  20. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

  21. 4 out of 5

    Cass Greene

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kristee Walker

  23. 4 out of 5

    Donna Anoskey

  24. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

  25. 4 out of 5

    Mackenzie

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ginger

  27. 5 out of 5

    Maurice A Mekler

  28. 4 out of 5

    DG

  29. 4 out of 5

    alex

  30. 4 out of 5

    Alex Aust

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