A Machine That Would Go of Itself

A Machine That Would Go of Itself

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Puliter Prie-winning historian Michael Kammen examines the cultural impact of the Constitution on the United States, explores the Constitutions place in the public consciousness and its role as a symbol in American life from ratification in 1788 to our own time, and expounds on what the Constitution has meant to the American people (perceptions and misperceptions, uses and abuses, knowledge and ignorance), Kammen shows that although there are recurrent declarations of reverence for our American qArk of the Covenant, q most of us neither know nor fully understand our Constitution.The American Legion began to sponsor a national high school oratorical contest in 1938, a€œdeveloped primarily to ... Every year since 195 7 the Daughters of the American Revolution have sponsored an American History Month Essay Contest.


Title:A Machine That Would Go of Itself
Author:Michael G. Kammen
Publisher:Transaction Publishers - 2006
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