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52 Cards in this Set

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"...we shall be as a city on a hill"
Winthrop, "A Model of Christian Charity",1630
"They shook off this yoke of antichristian bondage, and as the Lord's free people joined themselves(by a covenant of the Lord)."
Bradford, "Of Plymouth Plantation", 1630-1650
"There is nothing that keeps wicked men at any one moment out of hell, but the mere pleasure of God."
Edwards,"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" ,1741
"Jollity and Gloom were contending for an empire"
Hawthorne, "The Maypole of Merry-Mount" ,
"His sin was expiated, the curse was gone from him; an in the hour when he had shed blood dearer to him than his own,a prayer, the first for years, went up to heaven from the lips of..."
Hawthorne,"Roger Malvin's Burial" ,1831
Manufacturing...begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit for tools for the designs of ambition."
Jefferson, "Manufactures" ,1782
"I prefer not to."
Melville,"Bartleby" ,1856
"This old the type and genius of deep crime. He refuses to be alone. He is the man of the crowd."
Poe,"The Man of the Crowd" ,1840
"The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of mankind."
Paine,"Common Sense" ,1776
"So convient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do."
Franklin,"The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" ,1784
"Americans are the western pilgrims, who are carrying along with them that great mass of art, sciences, vigor and industry which began long since in the east; they will finish the great cycle."
de Crevecouer, "Letters from an American Farmer" ,1782
"...the changes of states and empires made but little impression on him; but there was one species of despotism under which he had long groaned, and that was-petticoat government."
Irving,"Rip Van Winkle" ,1820
“...When all professions are accessible to all, and a man’s own energies may place him at the top of one of them, an easy and unbounded career seems open to his ambition."
de Tocqueville,"Democracy in America" ,1835
“Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God...whose breasts he has made his peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue."
Jefferson, "Manufactures" ,1782
"Why, by intervening our destiny with that of any part of Europe, should we entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice?"
Washington, "George Washington's Farewell Address" ,1796
"Liberty is to faction, what air is to fire..."
Madison, "Federalist 10" ,1787
"Distinctions in society will always exist under ever just govt."
Jackson,"Bank Veto" ,1832
"I ask you, shall red men live, or shall they be swept from the earth?"
Boudinot,"An Address to the Whites" ,1826
"My life had stood- a Loaded Gun..."
“Urge and urge and urge, always the procreant urge of the world”
Whitman,"Leaves of Grass" ,1855
"It is life near the bone where it is sweetest."
Thoreau,"Walden" ,1854
"Hope is the thing with feathers-that perches in the soul..."
"The Indians constituted not foreign nations but domestic dependent nations in a state of pupil age."
Marshall,"Cherokee Nation v. Georgia" ,1831
"Society is a joint stock company."
Emerson,"Self-Reliance" ,1841
"The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem."
Whitman,"Leaves of Grass" ,1855
"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation."
Thoreau,"Walden" ,1854
"I exceedingly deprecate her being treated like aspoiled child..."
Grimke,Sarah,"Man Equally Responsible with Woman in the Fall" ,1838
"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal..."
Stanton, "Declaration of Sentiments" ,1848
"And Ain't I a woman?"
Truth,"Address to the Woman's Right's Convention" ,1851
"A horrible reptile is coiled up in your nation's bosom...let the weight of twenty millions crash and destroy it froever."
Douglass, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July" ,1852
"They and their northern allies would be the masters and we the slaves."
Calhoun,"Speech on the Reception of Abolition Petitions" ,1837
"The Institution of negro slavery, as it now exists among us, is neccessary to the equality of the white race."
Davis,"On Slavery and White Equality" ,1851
"Now, if it is deemed neccesary that I should forfeit my life for the furtherance of the ends of justice, and mingle my blood with the blood of my children and with the blood of millions in this slave country..."
Brown,"Last Speech" ,1859
"It was the bloodstained gate, the entrance to the hell of slavery, through which I was about to pass..."
Douglass, "Narrative" ,1845
"It would forever unfit him to be a slave."
Douglass, "Narrative" ,1845
"Law never made men a whit more just..."
Thoreau,"Civil Disobedience" ,1845
"Fit and neccessary war measure for suppressing said rebellion"
Lincoln,"Emancipation Proclamation" ,1863
"...government of the people,by the people, for the people..."
Lincoln,"Gettysburg Address" ,1863
"Before we condemn the Inidans of this continent as wanting genius, we must consider that letters have not yet been introduced among them."
Jefferson,"Notes on the State of Virginia"
"Song of the bleeding throat..."
Whitman,"When Lilacs Last Bloom'd"
"The state of South Carolina gas resumed her position among the nations of the world as a separate and independent state..."
"South Carolina Declaration of Causes of Secession" ,1860
"I will not equivocate..."
Garrison,"The Liberator" ,1831
"With malice toward none.."
Lincoln,"Second Inaugral Address" ,1865
"Follow your leader..."
Melville,"Benito Cereno" 1855
"Our constitution is color blind..."
Harlan,"Plessy v. Ferguson" ,1896
"You gave me a white man's spirit, and you made me a slave, and crushed it out."
Chessnutt,"The Sheriff's Children"
"The brown boy who had wept beside his faher's bier, and who had never forgotten nor forgiven, was now the grave faced, keen-eyed, deft handed barber, who held a deadly weapon at the throat of his father's slayer."
Chessnutt, "The Doll" ,1858
"Cast down your bucket where you are"
Washington,"The Atlanta Exposition Address" ,1901
"How does it feel to be a problem?"
Dubois,"Of our Spirtual Strivings" ,1903
"In anything that are purely social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the land on all things essential to mutual progress."
Washington,"The Atlanta Exposition Address" ,1901
"Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison."
Thoreau,"Civil Disobedience" ,1849
" uniformly as is the presence of the Oranootan for the back women..."
Jefferson,"Notes on the State of Virginia"