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AMERICAN TRADITION

JESSE LEE BENNETT

A perpetual jealousy respecting liberty is absolutely requisite in all free states."

John Dickinson.

"Confidence is everywhere the parent of despotism."

Thomas Jefferson.

"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”

(Attributed to) Patrick Henry.

"A man's country is not a certain area of land, but it is a principle, and patriotism is loyalty to that principle."

George William Curtis.

Republics exist only on tenure of being agitated."

Wendell Phillips.

“M. Guizot: How long, Mr. Lowell, will your republic last?

“Mr. Lowell: It will last, Sir, as long as the ideas of the men who founded it.

"It is not thus [by arms] that the liberty of this country is to be destroyed. It is to be subverted only by a pretense of adhering to all the forms of law and yet by breaking down all the substance of our liberties.

Alexander Hamilton.

"The principles of Jefferson are the definitions and axioms of free society."

Abraham Lincoln.

AMERICAN TRADITION

AN ANTHOLOGY OF STRIKING AND SIGNIFICANT
PASSAGES FROM OUR NATIONAL DOCUMENTS,
STATE PAPERS, AND THE WRITINGS AND
SPEECHES OF AMERICAN STATESMEN

AND LEADERS FROM 1619 TO 1924

Compiled and with an Introduction by

JESSE LEE BENNETT
AUTHOR OF "WHAT BOOKS CAN DO FOR YOU," "ON
'CULTURE' AND 'A LIBERAL EDUCATION,'” ETC.

"How is the spirit of a free
people to be formed and ani-
mated and cheered but out of
the storehouse of its historic
recollections."

EDWARD EVERETT

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THE ESSENTIAL AMERICAN TRADITION

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