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U.S. State Department???s Basic Readings in U.S. Democracy
Chosen by Professor Melvin I. Urofsky
 

Provides the full text of more than 70 documents that represent the idea of American democracy. The documents consist of court decisions, legislative acts, presidential decrees, letters, essays, speeches, and poems???in addition to the ???bedrock documents??? like the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

The Children's Books and Web Sites bibliography lists more kid-friendly literature about the U.S. government.