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Resolution Rejecting the 12th Amendment

Source: Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, 1804, 26–27. Courtesy…
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A Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of the State of Mississippi from the Federal Union

Journal of the State Convention (Jackson, MS: E. Barksdale, State Printer, 1861), pp. 86-88. In…
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Massachusetts Lawmakers Investigate Working Conditions in Lowell

Massachusetts House Document no. 50, March, l845, reprinted in John Commons, ed., A Documentary History…
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Pennsylvania: An Act for Freedom of Conscience

In Donald S. Lutz, Colonial Origins of the American Constitution: A Documentary History, ed. Donald…
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Colonial Virginia Laws Related to Slavery

William Waller Hening, ed., The Statutes at Large; Being a Collection of All the Laws…
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Laws, Rights, and Liberties Related to Religion in Early America

Articles, Laws, and Orders, Divine, Politic, and Martial for the Colony in Virginia (c. 1610)…
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New York Calls for a State Ratifying Convention

Senate Proceedings, Friday, 1 February 1788 A message from the Honorable the Assembly, by Mr.…
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New York Calls for a Ratification Convention

Assembly Proceedings, Thursday, 31 January 1788 (excerpt) The House resolved itself into a committee of…
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Black Codes of Mississippi

Source: Laws of the State of Mississippi, passed at a Regular Session of the Mississippi…
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