Letters Protesting the Louisiana Purchase

Source: Rufus King to Colonel Pickering (November 4, 1803) in Records of the Federal Convention…

Proclamation on the Whiskey Rebellion

Source: President George Washington, Proclamation, 7 August 1794, Founders Online, National Archives, https://goo.gl/yu6KcC. Proclamation Calling…

The Madison-Sherman Exchange

Source: Gordon Lloyd, ed., Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison, a…

The Fugitive Slave Clause

Source: Gordon Lloyd ed., Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison, a…

The Slave Trade Clause

Source: Gordon Lloyd, ed., Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison, a…

“Fireside Chat” on the Recession

Source: “Fireside Chat,” April 14, 1938. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The…

“Betrayal of the Democratic Party”

Source: “The Facts in the Case,” Speech of Alfred E. Smith at the American Liberty…

United States v. Butler

Source: Online from “FDR and the Supreme Court,” The New Deal Network (Columbia University: Institute…

“Again the Covered Wagon”

Source: Survey Graphic 24:7 (July 1935), p. 348. Vast clouds of dust rise and roll…

Statement on the Share Our Wealth Society

Source: Congressional Record, 74th Cong., 1st sess., Vol. 79 (May 23, 1935), pp. 8040-43. The…

Speech on Social Security

Source: Congressional Record, 74th Cong., 1st sess., Vol. 79, pt. 6, pp. 6060-6061. . .…

Speech on the National Labor Relations Act

Source: Congressional Record, 74th Cong., 1st sess., Vol. 79, pt. 8 (February 21, 1935), pp.…

Speech to Congress on Social Security

Source: The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Volume Four, The Court Disapproves,…

Call for Legislation to Create the Tennessee Valley Authority

Source: “Message to Congress Suggesting the Tennessee Valley Authority,” April 10, 1933. Online by Gerhard…

Veto of the Muscle Shoals Resolution

Source: Herbert Hoover, “Veto of the Muscle Shoals Resolution,” March 3, 1931. Online by Gerhard…

Press Statement on the Use of Federal Funds for Relief

Source: Herbert Hoover, “Statement on Public vs. Private Financing of Relief Efforts.” Online by Gerhard…

Speech on the Smoot-Hawley Tariff

Source: Representative Milligan, speaking on Smoot-Hawley Tariff, on July 3, 1930, 71st Cong., 2d sess.,…

Executive Order No. 9346: Establishing a Committee on Fair Employment Practice

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Executive Order 9346 Establishing a Committee on Fair Employment Practice,” May…

Proclamation on Enforcement of the 14th Amendment

Source: Ulysses S. Grant: “Proclamation 199 – Enforcement of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United…

Party Platforms of 1868

Source: Republican Party Platform of 1868, May 20, 1868. Online by Gerhard Peters and John…

“Damages to Loyal Men”

Source: The text is taken from a copy of the speech in the Library of…

Report on the Condition of the South

Source: Carl Schurz, “Report on the Condition of the South,” in Speeches, Correspondences, and Political…

Reorganizing Constitutional Government in Mississippi

Source: Andrew Johnson, “Proclamation 136 – Reorganizing a Constitutional Government in Mississippi,” June 13, 1865.…

The Kitchen Debate

Library of Congress Digital Collection, https://goo.gl/H5xk3x. This text is taken from The Cold War: Core…

Dorothea Lange, Photo of Texas Tenant Farmer in Marysville, California

Dorothea Lange, Texas Tenant Farmer, c. 1935. Library of Congress, LC-USZ6-1026. Texas tenant farmer in…

The Truth about The Trusts: A Description and Analysis of the American Trust Movement

John Moody, The Truth about The Trusts: A Description and Analysis of the American Trust…

Statement on the Share Our Wealth Society

Congressional Record, 74th Cong., 1st sess., Vol. 79 (May 23, 1935), pp. 8040-43. The Share…

“Principles and Ideals of the United States Government”

Herbert Hoover, “Principles and Ideals of United States Government,” October 22, 1928, Public Papers of…

“King Debs,” in Harper’s Weekly

William Allen Rogers, “King Debs,” Illus. in: Harper’s Weekly, 1894 July 14, p. 649. Library…

Documents and Debates in American History and Government: Vol. 2, 1865-2009

This collection of documents presents American history from 1865 to 2009 as a series of…

Massachusetts Lawmakers Investigate Working Conditions in Lowell

Massachusetts House Document no. 50, March, l845, reprinted in John Commons, ed., A Documentary History…

Letter to William Plumer

“From John Adams to William Plumer, 4 December 1814,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified…

Leap or No Leap

The Origin of the Hartford Convention

Noah Webster, “Origin of the Hartford Convention in 1814,” in A Collection of Papers on…

Defense of the Insurgents

William Findley, History of the Insurrection in the Four Western Counties of Pennsylvania: in the…

Tully Essays

Dunlap and Claypoole’s American Daily Advertiser, August 23, 26, 28, and September 2, 1794. LETTER…

Whiskey Rebellion Proclamation

Claypoole’s Daily Advertiser, August 11, 1794. Whereas, combinations to defeat the execution of the laws…

An Exciseman

   

New Yorkers Celebrate “Loyalty” and the Anniversary of the Repeal of the Stamp Act

The New-York Journal; or, The General Advertiser (New York), March 24, 1774. Friday last, the…

Admonishment and Reconciliation of Robert Keayne with the Church, 1639 – 1640

Richard D. Pierce, ed., “The Records of the First Church in Boston, 1630 – 1868,”…

Apologia

Source: “Will of Robert Keayne,” in Report of Record Commissioners of the City of Boston,…

Religion in American History and Politics: 25 Core Docs

This volume draws together twenty-five primary documents through which readers may trace central themes in…

State of the Union Address Part III (1912)

Part III. [Concerning the Work of the Departments of the Post Office, Interior, Agriculture, and Commerce…

State of the Union Address Part IV (1911)

[On the financial condition of the treasury, needed banking and currency reform, and departmental questions.]…

State of the Union Address Part III (1911)

THE WHITE HOUSE, December 20, 1911. To the Senate and House of Representatives: In my…

50 Core Documents That Tell America’s Story

In 1825, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson discussed by letter the kinds of texts that…

Strictures upon the Declaration of the Congress at Philadelphia in a Letter to a Noble Lord, &c.

The Last time I had the honour of being in your Lordships company, you observed…

Letter to Thomas Jefferson

Mount Vernon (Private) My dear Sir, Your letters of the 12th & 13th came duly…

Letter to William Branch Giles

Dear Sir I wrote you a letter yesterday of which you will be free to…

Letter to George Washington

Dear Sir I have determined to make the subject of a letter, what, for some…
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