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Author Topic: U.S.A - HISTORIC DOCUMENTS  (Read 139 times)
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« on: April 18, 2009, 10:08:54 am »


Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1789, "Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government."

In studying the history of the United States, it is important to go back to primary source material. We have gathered in one convenient location, some of the key documents that all well-informed citizens of the United States would want to be familiar with.

Magna Carta 1215

Columbus Letter Announcing His Discovery 1493

The Mayflower Compact 1620

Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges 1701

Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death Patrick Henry, 1775

The Declaration of Independence 1776

Articles of Confederation 1777

Constitution of the United States ratified 1788

Bill of Rights and the Later Amendments

Petition from the Pa. Society for the Abolition of Slavery 1790

Washington's Farewell Address 1796

The Star Spangled Banner 1814

The Monroe Doctrine 1823

Lincoln's First Inaugural Address 1861

The Emancipation Proclamation 1863

The Gettysburg Address 1863

The Pledge of Allegiance 1892

The American's Creed 1918
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