Manual for the United States of America

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manual for the united states of americaThe period for a new election of a citizen to administer the executive government of the United States being not far distant, and the time actually arrived when your thoughts must be employed in designating the person who is to be clothed with that important trust..." — George Washington on leaving office

Patriotism and election fever is sweeping the country today. If you're looking for something to do while waiting in line to vote, we suggest downloading the Manual for the United States of America.

The manual is actually a compendium of American documents: Declaration of Independence; U.S. Contstitution; Federalist Papers; Washington's Farewell Address; Emancipation Proclamation; Gettysburg Address; United Nations Charter; Censure of Joseph McCarthy; 1963 Nuclear Test Ban Treaty; Indian Bill of Rights; 2001 Patriot Act; list of U.S. Presidents; list of U.S. States.

The manual is extremely intuitive and straightforward. It's an easy-to-use tool that is simple enough for young students and informative enough for amateur history buffs. What I really like about this all-American app is that it goes beyond the "expected" historical documents with additional texts that are just as important to how we became a nation — and, as a nation, came of age. It provides an American time line using speeches and legal documents. Also, each document has interesting tid-bits in the notes section.

The only reason this app didn't rate a perfect score is that for a text-based app it's kind of a memory hog. The first time I fired up the app and started browsing, I received a message that the app was running low on memory. I ignored it at first without problems. But, after seeing the message 3 times, I decided a re-boot was in order. Restarting my iPhone made the message go away, but browsing for longer than a few minutes or looking at the "detail" view images brought the message back.

All in all, the Manual for the United States of America is an interesting collection in support of democracy. Election or not, you'll probably want to keep this app around. After all, you never know when you'll need to break out a copy of the Patriot Act.

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  • ChelseeW

    I great to see more and more Americans involved in politics these days. I loved the voter turnout numbers and its a great sign for the youth of this country that they're headed in the right direction. Go Manual For the United States of America app!

  • DexMex77892

    Let's do away with the Patriot Act!!

    It's a direct violation of the constitution and our 1st Amendment of free speech and right to privacy!

  • rrtlpx

    The next time I'm faced with a jeopardy question, I'll be sure to pull out my iPhone with my Huge American History application and hope it doesn't crash my system before I can get the answer out haha

  • rrtlpx

    Oh yea, and I agree. Patriot Act is definitely unconstitutional!

  • DominoFect

    Lets do away with it then