Constitution (preamble, seven articles, and 27 amendments), as well an updated introduction and explanatory notes by J.W. Peltason, author of Understanding the Constitution and Government by the People.”
Historians debate the similarities and differences between “The Declaration of Independence” and “The Constitution of the United States of America” and the role of Jefferson in the composition of both. Therefore it is necessary to consult this document to compare and contrast “The Declaration of Independence” and “The Constitution of the United States of America”.
The is the official U.S. Government version of “The Declaration of Independence”. Its provenance, authority and reliability are implicit in the source. It is the legally authoritative version of the ratified document. It is also the core document for this research assignment. Therefore, a reputable copy of it is absolutely essential.
To understand Jeffersons role in the composition of the “The Declaration of Independence” it is essential to begin with an authoritative copy of the document. This document is also easily and widely accessible.
Oxford University Press is a very reputable academic publishing house affiliated with the esteemed Oxford University in the United Kingdom. The author, R. B. Berstein is an authority on the American Revolutionary era and has published many academic books and peer reviewed journal articles in the area.
This book is particularly useful because it covers the founding fathers. Therefore, it assesses Jeffersons role in the period and in the composition of “The Declaration of Independence”. It also then compares and contrasts his views and role with those of Washington, Adams, Franklin and others. It provides context for Jeffersons views by placing them in the intellectual milieu of the era. It also provides assistance in determining which phrases and paragraphs of “The Declaration of Independence” were Jeffersons work and which