Great American Documents for Latter-day Saint Families

by Thomas R. Valletta

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—U.S. Representative Rob Bishop

"What a treasure for me and my family! This book provides important background on each of these critical documents, and does it in a very engaging and inspiring manner. It will sit on the coffee table in our living room for many years to come."
—Chris Stewart, co-author of The Miracle of Freemdom and Seven Miracles that Saved America

Have you ever tried to read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution, but found them difficult to understand? Would you like to see evidence of God’s hand throughout the unique history of the United States? Great American Documents for Latter-day Saint Families discusses several vital documents of American freedom and liberty—as well as providing background on the key leaders who helped create these documents and establish our remarkable heritage—showing how these documents laid the foundation of this great nation and provided a cradle for the Restoration of the Gospel. Based on the format of the other books in the Latter-day Saint Families series, this book provides historical background and prophetic insights, thought-provoking questions, and rich images that help explain our nation’s history. This family-friendly book is an essential resource for parents, students, teachers, scout leaders, and public officials. Guaranteed to inform and sure to inspire, this book will become a favorite for all who love their God, family, and country and who want to keep the embers of freedom burning bright.

    Kinds of Helps Found in Great American Documents for Latter-day Saint Families
  1. The Mayflower Compact (1620)
  2. A Model of Christian Charity (1630)
  3. Common Sense (1776)
  4. The Declaration of Independence (1776)
  5. The Constitution of the United States of America (1787)
  6. The Bill of Rights (1789)
  7. George Washington's Farewell Address (1796)
  8. Thomas Jefferson's Confidential Letter to Congress (1803)
  9. The Star-Spangled Banner (1814)
  10. The Monroe Doctrine (1823)
  11. Battle Hymn of the Republic (1861)
  12. The Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
  13. The Gettysburg Address (1863)
  14. Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address (1865)
  15. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (1920)
  16. John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address (20 January 1961)
  17. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech (28 August 1963)
  18. Ronald Reagan's Speech: "The Boys of Pointe du Hoc" (6 June 1984)
  19. Sources Cited

About the Author

Thomas R. Valletta

Thomas R. Valletta is the director of the Curriculum Services Division, Seminaries and Institutes of Religion for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He heads a team of nine people who have been involved in this project over many years. He was the general editor of Book of Mormon for Latter-day Saint Families, Great American Documents for Latter-day Saint Families, and other scripture study books in that same series.

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By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

The format of these books is just amazing. Great American Documents includes documents like The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, Washington’s Farewell Address, The Emancipation Proclamation, Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, “I Have a Dream” speech by Martin Luther King, Reagan’s speech honoring the men of World War II “The Boys of Pointe du Hoc” and many many more. But it’s just so much more than transcripts and text from those important documents....

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A MUST for your family library
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

As part of the introduction To the Young Reader: "This book will help you better understand that freedom 'belongs to all mankind' (D&C 98:5) and that the United States of America stands in defense of freedom and liberty."

Including pictures, maps, charts, definitions of unfamiliar words, and explanations of context, this volume is a wonderful resource for families to learn together about the inspired documents and the great men and women who laid the principles of freedom of this "choice land"--the United States of America.

How grateful I am, as a parent, to have this treasure as I teach my children about our precious heritage and the responsibility we have to uphold it. I highly recommend it!

What a treasure!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I've been telling everyone about this book. I love it. Finally a way to understand some of the important documents and speeches in American history. Thank you.

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