- The Declaration of Independence
- The Constitution of the United States (incl. The Bill of Rights)
- The Federalist Papers, by James Madison et al.
I know that people generally read "patriotic literature" in July, but I'm of the opinion that you should read the patriotic stuff during June in order to have it freshly in your mind on Independence Day. I think it adds deeper meaning to what we are celebrating when we're familiar with the struggles and sacrifices that took place in order to found this country.
I realize that this is a bit of reading, and I am not expecting us to read through all of The Federalist Papers, but think it's good to read through as much as we can given our time limitations. The only "required" reading is The Declaration and The Constitution.
Memorization: "America for Me," by Henry Van Dyke
Happy Reading! We'll be discussing it all on July 5th!
July's Reading Selection