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U.S. Historical Documents of Literary Significance - Chapter Summary
Our instructors present U.S. historical documents of literary significance in this helpful chapter. In these lessons, you'll review a summary of these notable texts as well as an analysis of their meaning and historical importance. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Quote George Washington's farewell address
- Provide analysis of the Gettysburg Address
- Explain Roosevelt's Four Freedoms speech
- Summarize the Letter from Birmingham Jail
To make learning convenient, we've made it easy for you to study any time you'd like on your mobile device or computer. Professional instructors created these lessons, so you can have complete confidence when you're studying that you're learning the most accurate information available. Before moving on or taking an important test, use the lesson quizzes to test your knowledge.
1. George Washington's Farewell Address: Summary, Analysis & Quotes
In this lesson we explore the farewell address of America's first president, George Washington, who never actually delivered the address but published it in a Philadelphia newspaper.
2. Gettysburg Address: Summary & Analysis
This lesson discusses the Gettysburg Address, one of the most famous speeches in American history. Learn more about what Abraham Lincoln's speech means and test your knowledge with a quiz.
3. Roosevelt's Four Freedoms Speech: Summary & Analysis
Roosevelt's Four Freedoms speech was one of the most influential moments of the 20th century. In this lesson, we'll explore the content of this declaration and see how it impacted American, and world, history.
4. Letter from Birmingham Jail: Summary & Analysis
Martin Luther King, Jr. takes on and beats nine tough criticisms in his 'Letter from Birmingham Jail.' Discover the hidden structure and radical rhetorical power of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most widely-read text.
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