Documents

Magna Carta (1215)

Mayflower Compact (1620)

Petition of Right (1628)

Fundamental Orders of Connecticut (1639)

Massachusetts Body of Liberties (1641)

English Bill of Rights (1689)

Second Treatise of Civil Government (1689)

The Spirit of the Laws (1748)

“Join or Die” cartoon (1754)

Albany Plan of the Union (1754)

Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769)

Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania (1767 – 1768)

“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” (1775)

Common Sense (1776)

Lee Resolution (1776)

Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776)

Declaration of Independence (1776)

The American Crisis (1776-1783)

Articles of Confederation (1781)

Treaty of Paris (1783)

Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (1786)

Northwest Ordinance (1787)

Constitution of the United States (1787)

George Washington’s First Inaugural Address (1789)

Judiciary Act (1789)

Autobiography of Ben Franklin (1791)

Bill of Rights (1791)

George Washington’s Farewell Address (1796)

Alien and Sedition Acts (1798)

Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions (1798)

Letter to Danbury Baptists (1802)

Louisiana Purchase Treaty (1803)

Missouri Compromise (1821)

Indian Removal Act (1830)

Compromise (1850)

Fugitive Slave Act (1850)

Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854)

Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address (1863)

Emancipation Proclamation (1863)

Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address (1865)

Interstate Commerce Act (1887)

Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s First Inaugural (1933)

Social Security Act (1935)

Executive Order 9066 (1942)

Executive Order 10730 (1957)

John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address (1961)

Douglas MacArthur’s “Duty, Honor, Country” (1962)

Letter from Birmingham Jail (1963)

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” (1963)

Civil Rights Act (1964)

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (1964)

Voting Rights Act (1965)

War Powers Resolution (1973)

Sections of PATRIOT Act (2001)