The Citizen's Almanac - Fundamental Documents, Symbols, and Anthems of the Unit…


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New citizens of the United States were given this pamphlet when they became citizens. 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 Almanac has information on citizens' rights and responsibilities, the history of our anthems, court decisions, as well as other historical documents. - Summary by Craig Campbell (2 hr 49 min)

Chapters

Message From the Director 4:48 Read by Beau Wood
Rights and Responsibilities of US Citizens 10:25 Read by BettyB
Patriotic Anthems: Star Spangled Banner 4:11 Read by BettyB
America the Beautiful & God Bless America 6:21 Read by Melvin Lee
I Hear America Singing & Concord Hymn 5:19 Read by Phil Schempf
The New Colossus & Flag of the United States of America 4:11 Read by Melvin Lee
Pledge of Allegiance, Great Seal of the United States & Motto of the United Sta… 7:08 Read by Matthew Datcher
Presidential and Historical Speeches: George Washington 5:23 Read by Matthew Datcher
First Inaugural Address & Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln 6:35 Read by BettyB
The Four Freedoms—Franklin D. Roosevelt & Inaugural Address—John F. Kennedy 10:40 Read by BettyB
I Have a Dream—Martin Luther King, Jr. & Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate—Ronald… 6:51 Read by Melvin Lee
Documents of American Democracy & The Mayflower Compact 5:36 Read by Melvin Lee
The Declaration of Independence 17:18 Read by Cam Milne
The Federalist Papers & The Constitution of the United States 6:32 Read by Melvin Lee
The Bill of Rights & Emancipation Proclamation 9:28 Read by Melvin Lee
Landmark Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court 1:35 Read by Matthew Datcher
Marbury v. Madison 5:05 Read by Matthew Datcher
Plessy v. Ferguson 3:56 Read by Matthew Datcher
West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette 3:52 Read by Matthew Datcher
Brown v. Board of Education 3:47 Read by Matthew Datcher
Presidential Statements on Citizenship and Immigration 13:40 Read by BettyB
Prominent Foreign-Born Americans 24:00 Read by BettyB
Acknowledgements 2:36 Read by BettyB