Freedom. . . for all people, of every race, religion, and gender. It's what makes America strong and proud, why this great nation stands tall, and what its citizens fight for and defend at all costs. This country's leaders have debated and defined what these ideals are. They have written and spoken about them - inspiring, comforting, and bringing the country through periods of growth and good times as well as adversity and strife. Magnificently illustrated with patriotic images, here are words that have shaped America, from the brave oath of the Mayflower Compact of 1620 to George W Bush's poignant presidential address to Congress following the tragic events of September 11, 2001. 192 pages. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent version and accordingly MAY NOT have a dust jacket.