August 30, 2014


  • Peter Schramm, Professor of Political Science at Ashland University
  • Chris Flannery, Professor of Political Science at Azusa Pacific University


Readings from 50 Core American Documents:

Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

Letter to Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, May 8, 1825

Letter to Roger Weightman, Thomas Jefferson, June 24, 1826

Fragment on the Constitution and Union, Abraham Lincoln, January 1861

Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln, November 19, 1863

Martin Luther King, Jr., “I Have A Dream” Speech, August 28, 1963

Supplemental readings from

Thomas Jefferson to Henri Gregoire, February 25, 1809

Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, October 28, 1813