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Historical Documents

  • Magna Carta - 1215
  • Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses - 1517
  • Augsburg Confession- 1530
  • Colony At Roanoke - 1586
  • Elizabeth I's Speech to the Troops at Tilbury - 1588
  • Settlement Of Jamestown - 1607
  • Mayflower Compact - 1620
  • How The Pilgrims Lived - 1621
  • George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation
  • Braddock's Defeat, by George Washington - 1755
  • In Opposition to Writs of Assistance - 1761
  • Daniel Boone Settles Kentucky, by Daniel Boone
  • Daniel Boone's Move to Kentucky, by Theodore Roosevelt
  • Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death - 1775
  • Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms - July 6, 1775
  • Virginia Declaration of Rights - 1776
  • Declaration of Independence - 1776
  • Samuel Adams Advocates American Independence - 1776
  • Articles of Confederation - 1777
  • George III's Letter on the Loss of America - 1780s
  • Constitution of the United States, Signers, and Amendments
  • George Washington First Inaugural Address - 1789
  • Federalist #10
  • Federalist #41
  • Alexander Hamilton On the Adoption of the Constitution - 1788
  • Battle of Trafalgar - 1805
  • Tecumseh to Governor Benjamin Harrison at Vincennes - 1810
  • Dolley Madison on the Burning of Washington - 1814
  • A British Account of the Burning of Washington - 1814
  • How a Log Cabin Was Built - 1822
  • Monroe Doctrine - 1823
  • Democracy in America, Volume I, Part A
  • Democracy in America, Volume I, Part B
  • Democracy in America, Volume II, Part A
  • Democracy in America, Volume II, Part B
  • Fall Of The Alamo - 1836
  • Andrew Jackson's Farewell Address - 1837
  • Concord Hymn, by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1837
  • The American Scholar by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1837
  • Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841
  • Peter Wilson (Waowawanaonk) on The Empire State - 1847
  • John C. Calhoun on the Clay Compromise Measures - 1850
  • Fugitive Slave Act - 1850
  • Underground Railroad - 1850
  • Charge of the Light Brigade, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand - 1858
  • John Brown's Speech to the Court at his Trial - 1859
  • Death of John Brown - 1859
  • Lincoln's Farewell Address in Springfield - 1861
  • Abraham Lincoln First Inaugural Address - 1861
  • Paul Revere's Ride - 1863
  • Gettysburg Address - 1863
  • Second Inaugural Address of President Abraham Lincoln - 1865
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Chicago Fire - 1871
  • Susan B. Anthony on a Woman's Right to Vote - 1873
  • Ulysses S. Grant: Reasons for Being a Republican - 1880
  • Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Address - 1905
  • Theodore Roosevelt On Motherhood - 1905
  • New York Sun on the San Francisco Earthquake - 1906
  • Regarding a Possible Declaration of War Against Germany - 1917
  • Declaration Of War - 1917
  • Balfour Declaration - 1917
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt First Inaugural Address - 1933
  • Social Security Act - 1935
  • Lend-Lease - 1941
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt's Address to the Nation in Light of the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor - 1941
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Fourth Inaugural Address - 1945
  • Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" Speech - 1946
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower First Inaugural - 1953
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Second Inaugural - 1957
  • John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address - 1961
  • President John F. Kennedy Appeals to the Congress for a Tax Cut - 1961
  • General Douglas MacArthur's Farewell Speech to West Point - 1962
  • Barry Goldwater's Republican Convention Speech - 1964
  • Ronald Reagan's A Time for Choosing - 1964
  • Ronald Reagan Speech at 1976 Republican National Convention - 1976
  • Ronald Reagan's Acceptance of Republican Presidential Nomination - 1980
  • Ronald Reagan First Inaugural Address - 1981
  • Ronald Reagan's First State of the Union - 1982
  • Ronal Reagan's "Evil Empire" Speech to the National Association of Evangelicals - 1983
  • Ronald Reagan's Remarks on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day (Pointe du Hoc) - 1984
  • Ronald Reagan's Remarks on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day (Omaha Beach) - 1984
  • Ronald Reagan Second Inaugural Address - 1985
  • Ronald Reagan's Berlin "Tear Down This Wall!: Speech - 1987
  • George H.W. Bush Inaugural Address - 1989
  • Contract with America - 1994
  • George W. Bush Inaugural Address - 2001
  • George Bush's Address to the Nation in Light of the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 - 2001
  • George W. Bush Address to A Joint Session of Congress Regarding the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 - 2001