The Citizen's Almanac: Fundamental Documents, Symbols, and Anthems of the United States (Package of 25)

The Citizen's Almanac: Fundamental Documents, Symbols, and Anthems of the United States (Package of 25)
Title:
The Citizen's Almanac: Fundamental Documents, Symbols, and Anthems of the United States (Package of 25)
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
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In stock
GPO Stock Number:
027-002-00602-0
ISBN:
9780160922626
Description

New edition.

This pro-Americana booklet has been primarily designed for naturalized citizens as they enter into citizenship life within the United States of America.  The Citizen’s Almanac contains information on the history, people, and events that have brought us where we are today as a beacon of hope and freedom to the world. The contents of this booklet will serve as a constant reminder of the important rights and responsibilities immigrants will now have as a U.S. citizen. By continuing to learn about their new country, its founding ideals, achievements, and history, citizens will enjoy the fruits of responsible citizenship for years to come. Through their efforts, the freedom and liberty of future generations will be preserved and ensured.

The Citizen’s Almanac is a collection of America’s most cherished symbols of freedom and liberty, serving as a modern day lifeline to the rich civic history we all share as Americans. The booklet includes information on patriotic anthems and symbols, citizenship rights and responsibilities, the creation of our founding documents, biographical details on prominent foreign-born Americans, landmark decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court, and important presidential and historic speeches on citizenship.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.

Table of Contents

Message From the Director 
Citizenship in America: rights and responsibilities oF U S citizens.......1
Rights of a Citizen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Responsibilities of a Citizen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Patriotic Anthems and symbols of the United States............................ 9
The Star-Spangled Banner (1814) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
America the Beautiful (1893) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
The New Colossus (1883) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
I Hear America Singing (1860) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Concord Hymn (1837) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Pledge of Allegiance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Flag of the United States of America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Motto of the United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Great Seal of the United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
presiDential anD historical speeches 27
Farewell Address—George Washington (1796) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
First Inaugural Address—Abraham Lincoln (1861) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Gettysburg Address—Abraham Lincoln (1863) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
The Four Freedoms—Franklin D. Roosevelt (1941) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Inaugural Address—John F. Kennedy (1961) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
I Have a Dream—Martin Luther King, Jr. (1963) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate—Ronald Reagan (1987) . . . . . . . . 43

Fundamental Documents of American Democracy. 45
The Mayflower Compact (1620). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
The Declaration of Independence (1776) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
The Federalist Papers (1787–1788). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
The Constitution of the United States (1787). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
The Bill of Rights (1791). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Emancipation Proclamation (1863). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Landmark Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court . 65
Marbury v. Madison (1803)
John Marshall—Delivering the Opinion of the Court. . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
John Marshall Harlan—Delivering the Dissenting
Opinion of the Court. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943)
Robert Jackson—Delivering the Opinion of the Court. . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
Earl Warren—Delivering the Opinion of the Court. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Presidential Statements on Citizenship and Immigration. 75
Prominent Foreign-Born Americans . 85
Acknowledgements. 101

Audience

This package of booklets would be ideal for organizations aimed at helping immigrants become U.S. citizens. However, it can also serve as a patriotic resource for elementary school-aged children to freshmen in high school, and can be distributed to students. Teachers of social studies and civics programs may want to have copies of these booklets to use in classrooms. It is highly recommended that this resource should be available to students in K12 school libraries within the United States of America.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$74.50
International Price:
$104.30
Publisher:
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Key Phrases:
  • Fundamental Documents, Symbols, and Anthems of the United States
  • Citizenship Education
  • Political Socialization
  • Political Rights
Weight:
9.25
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
25
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
04/16/2014
Last Status Update:
11/28/2018
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