Amendments I–X: The Bill of Rights

Source: The Bill of Rights: a Transcription, America’s Founding Documents, National Archives, https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/bill-of-rights-transcript. The capitalization…

The Norris-La Guardia Act

Source: 29 U.S. Code Title 29, Chapter 6, §101-110, Online from Legal Information Institute, Cornell…

The Enforcement Acts

Source: Statutes at Large, Forty First Congress, Second Session, May 31, 1870, 140–46, https://goo.gl/Yuvqn8; Statutes…

The 15th Amendment

Source: Statutes at Large, Fortieth Congress, Third Session, February 27, 1869, p. 346. https://goo.gl/zSQZPZ. Section…

Congressional Debate on the 14th Amendment

Source: 14th Amendment, Statutes at Large, 39th Congress, 1st Session, 358–59, https://goo.gl/TraZUU; Congress Debates the…

The 13th Amendment to the Constitution

Source: Transcript of 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Abolition of Slavery (1865), Our Documents:…

The Internal Security Act

U.S. Statutes at Large, 81st Cong., II Sess., Chp. 1024, p. 987-1031. AN ACT To…

Excerpts from Founding Documents on Religion

Declaration of Independence IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united…

Wade-Davis Bill and President Lincoln’s Pocket Veto Proclamation

Source: Abraham Lincoln, “Proclamation 115 – Concerning a Bill To Guarantee to Certain States, Whose…

Joint Resolution of Congress, H.J. RES 1145 (Gulf of Tonkin Resolution)

Department of State Bulletin, Vol. 51, no. 1313 (August 24, 1964), 268. . . .…

Reconstruction Acts

Source: Statutes at Large, 39th Congress, Second Session, March 2, 1867, 428–29, https://goo.gl/Vwb6wM; Statutes at…

Neutrality Act

Source: U.S. Department of State, Publication 1983, Peace and War: United States Foreign Policy, 1931…

Articles of Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

Source: Supplement to the Congressional Globe Containing the Proceedings of the Senate Sitting for the…

The Civil Rights Act of 1866

Source: Statutes at Large, Thirty-ninth Congress, First Session, April 9, 1866, p. 27. https://goo.gl/iHGJMQ. Be…

Articles Of Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton

Source: 106 Congress, Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton, 1st Session, Senate, Document 106-2 (Washington, D.C.:…

Northwest Ordinance

Source: Documents Illustrative of the Formation of the Union of the American States, Selected, Arranged…