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The Declaration of Independence

Narrated by: Deaver Brown
Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
Categories: History, American
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Summary

In less than 60 minutes of listening to this audiobook, you will have heard the original 1776 United States Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson's account of the Declaration, and much more.

To improve your understanding of this historic document, we have included original readings and commentary related to this subject, such as the Virginia Declaration of Rights, drafted a few months before the Declaration of Independence.

This additional information will furnish you with original source material, giving you a fuller understanding of the context and events surrounding the Declaration of Independence. Whether you are doing a book report for school or just want to brush up on your American history, this is a great place to start. These are the subjects covered:

  • Jefferson's account of the Declaration of Independence
  • A brief history of the Declaration
  • Drafting the documents
  • Reading of the Virginia Declaration of Rights: May, 1776
  • George Mason (1725-92): author of the Virginia Declaration
  • The call for independence
  • Republicanism in America: Our two-party system
  • The American Revolution, 1776-83
  • Drafting the Declaration of Independence
  • Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
  • Reading of the Declaration of Independence: July 1776
  • Analysis of the Declaration
  • Questions for discussion and subjects for essays

    This product is part of the Simply Magazine Great Thoughts series, which emphasizes short readings so you can spend your valuable time thinking about the subjects, with time to re-listen to these original works. It's easy to find what you are looking for, because tracks are organized by subject. For example, many people in book clubs discuss the subject after each track. This also works well for teachers, especially as track lengths are relatively short.
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    • Emily Ohern
    • 23-01-18

    Very Poor Recording Quality

    Would you be willing to try another one of Deaver Brown’s performances?

    Not likely, the sound quality of the recording did not sound professional at all.

    Did Declaration of Independence inspire you to do anything?

    Obviously I find no fault with the Declaration. It's one of the finest documents ever written.

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    • James
    • 15-10-15

    sorry I bought the book

    Author misses the point of STATE sovereignty and misrepresents the institution of slavery, it's significance in Lincoln's War and ignores the similarity between Lincoln and King George. Another reading of the Declaration of Independence is much better use or a listener's time.

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