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Happy 4th Reading

Happy 4th of July - if you get bored, a few important tracts on independence, freedom, and the American spirit.

The Declaration of Independence

http://www.law.indiana.edu/uslawdocs/declaration.html

Washington’s Farewell Address

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/washing.htm

Gettysburg Address

http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/speeches/gettysburg.htm

MLK Jr.'s Letter from a Birmingham Jail

http://almaz.com/nobel/peace/MLK-jail.html

Just a few - feel free to add your own.

i’m sure i’ll get flamed for this, but what the hell.

http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/pageviewer?frames=1&coll=moa&view=50&root=%2Fmoa%2Fusde%2Fusde0006%2F&tif=00350.TIF&cite=http%3A%2F%2Fcdl.library.cornell.edu%2Fcgi-bin%2Fmoa%2Fmoa-cgi%3Fnotisid%3DAGD1642-0006-46

A link to the full article on Manifest Destiny. Most people only read the beginning and the end. The middle contains a lot about creativity and not copying european literature.

It is obviously an important document in American history and explains a lot about american culture/identity(the belief in a destiny). And its really not so scary as 9th grade history teaches make it out to be :stuck_out_tongue:

god bless america and godspeed Discovery!