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Voices of Democracy Journal Volume 18

Thomas Jefferson, “First Inaugural Address,” (4 March 1801)

by Stephen Howard Browne, Pennsylvania State University

pp. 1-9


William Ellery Channing, “Unitarian Christianity,” (5 May 1819)

by Eric C. Miller, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

pp. 10-23


Robert Sargent Shriver, “Address at the Citizens Crusade Against Poverty Conference,” (14 April 1966)

by Troy A. Murphy, University of Michigan-Dearborn

pp. 24-40