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Letters Protesting the Louisiana Purchase

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

Source: President George Washington, Proclamation, 7 August 1794, Founders Online, National Archives, Proclamation Calling Out…
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The Madison-Sherman Exchange

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

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

Source: Gordon Lloyd, ed., Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison, a…
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“Fireside Chat” on the Recession

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

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

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

Source: Survey Graphic 24:7 (July 1935), p. 348. Vast clouds of dust rise and roll…
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Statement on the Share Our Wealth Society

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

Source: Congressional Record, 74th Cong., 1st sess., Vol. 79, pt. 6, pp. 6060-6061. . .…
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Speech on the National Labor Relations Act

Source: Congressional Record, 74th Cong., 1st sess., Vol. 79, pt. 8 (February 21, 1935), pp.…
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Speech to Congress on Social Security

Source: The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Volume Four, The Court Disapproves,…
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Call for Legislation to Create the Tennessee Valley Authority

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

Source: Herbert Hoover, “Veto of the Muscle Shoals Resolution,” March 3, 1931. Online by Gerhard…
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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…
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Speech on the Smoot-Hawley Tariff

Source: Representative Milligan, speaking on Smoot-Hawley Tariff, on July 3, 1930, 71st Cong., 2d sess.,…
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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…
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Proclamation on Enforcement of the 14th Amendment

Source: Ulysses S. Grant: “Proclamation 199 – Enforcement of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United…
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Party Platforms of 1868

Source: Republican Party Platform of 1868, May 20, 1868. Online by Gerhard Peters and John…
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“Damages to Loyal Men”

Source: The text is taken from a copy of the speech in the Library of…
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Report on the Condition of the South

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

Source: Andrew Johnson, "Proclamation 136 – Reorganizing a Constitutional Government in Mississippi," June 13, 1865.…
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The Kitchen Debate

Library of Congress Digital Collection, This text is taken from The Cold War: Core Documents,…
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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…
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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…
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Statement on the Share Our Wealth Society

Congressional Record, 74th Cong., 1st sess., Vol. 79 (May 23, 1935), pp. 8040-43. The Share…
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“Principles and Ideals of the United States Government”

Herbert Hoover, “Principles and Ideals of United States Government,” October 22, 1928, Public Papers of…
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“King Debs,” in Harper’s Weekly

William Allen Rogers, "King Debs," Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, 1894 July 14, p. 649. Library…
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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…
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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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Letter to William Plumer

“From John Adams to William Plumer, 4 December 1814,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified…
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Leap or No Leap

[caption id="attachment_24228" align="alignleft" width="1024"] William Charles, The Hartford Convention, or Leap or No Leap, etching…
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The Origin of the Hartford Convention

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

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

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

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

[caption id="attachment_24206" align="alignleft" width="1024"] Cartoon depicting 'An Exciseman,' Location unknown, circa 1790. (Photo by Fotosearch/Getty…
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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…
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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,”…
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Apologia

Source: “Will of Robert Keayne,” in Report of Record Commissioners of the City of Boston,…
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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…
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50 Core Documents That Tell America’s Story

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

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

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

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