The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States

  • by Random House Audio
  • Narrated by Frank Langella, Boyd Gaines
  • 0 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here are the two most treasured documents of American freedom together on one audiobook.We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal....
Drafted by Thomas Jefferson in 1776 as an act of rebellion, the Declaration of Independence powerfully expresses the political principles of an emerging nation. As justification for severing ties with England, The Declaration presented a list of grievances against the king and declared the colonies to be sovereign states.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Ratified in 1788, the Constitution for the United States of America remains a shining example of patriotism and compromise. In outlining the power of the three branches of government and establishing the rights of all Americans, the Constitution united the 13 independent states and set forth the official viewpoint of a newly unified nation. Its most significant and insightful feature is that it can always be amended.

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Kindly informative

The way this was read and the voice used made this very easy to understand and enjoyable to listen to.
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- Failfree

Excellent Resource

Great way to "read" the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. Something to refer to often to learn and keep fresh in mind the construct of our government and our rights that our government should be protecting.
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- David S.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-06-2007
  • Publisher: Random House Audio