Cornerstones of Freedom is a great series, and The Story of the Declaration of Independence is a fine inclusion in that series. Although it is only thirty pages long, it succinctly explains the rise of beliefs and passions in the American patriot’s mind which made independence from Britain a necessity and the discomforts of hostility from Britain a blessing as compared to the increasing oppression of British “peace”.
Pictures of historic locations and documents are included as well as portraits and oil paintings of various patriots.
The phrase “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” is discussed, as well as John Locke’s influence on Jefferson.
Review © 2014 Laura Verret