Speech on Party Leadership in Congress

Source: Congressional Record, 61st Congress, 2nd Session, March 19, 1910. Vol. 45, pp. 3436–7 The…

The Newburgh Address

Source: George Washington to Officers of the Army, March 15, 1783, Founders Online, National Archives.…

“The Farmer Refuted…”

Source: Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, &c., [February 23,] 1775, Founders Online, National Archives (first…

The Association Enacted by the First Continental Congress

Source: Worthington Chauncey Ford, et al., eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, 34 vols.…

Philadelphia Welcomes the First Continental Congress

Source: Dunlap’s Pennsylvania Packet or, the General Advertiser (Philadelphia), September 19, 1774. On Friday last[1]…

Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress

Source: Hezekiah Niles, ed., Principles and Acts of the Revolution in America… (Baltimore: William Ogden…

Cincinnatus Reborn

Source: Washington’s Address to Congress Resigning his Commission, [December 23, 1783,] Founders Online, National Archives, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-06-02-0319-0004. The…

An Officer’s Account of Washington’s Remarks

Source: The Journals of Major Samuel Shaw…, ed. Josiah Quincy (Boston: Wm. Crosby and H.…

Circular Letter to the States

Source: George Washington to the States, June 8–21, 1783, Founders Online, National Archives, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/99-01-02-11404. The great…

Chapter 25: Internal Security and Civil Liberties

A. Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI), Address to the League of Women Voters, Wheeling, West Virginia,…

Chapter 22: The New Deal: Social Security

A. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Speech to Congress on Social Security, January 17, 1935 In…

Chapter 21: What Caused the Great Depression?

A. Herbert Hoover, “Principles and Ideals of the United States Government,” October 22, 1928 https://document-readings.s3.amazonaws.com/Documents+and+Debates/Volume+2/Chapter+21/ch21+Hoover+Principles+of+Govt+1928.mp3…

Chapter 5: Between Resistance and Revolution

A. New Yorkers Celebrate “Loyalty” and the Anniversary of the Repeal of the Stamp Act,…

Causes of the Civil War

This volume of primary documents on the causes of the Civil War presents the history…

Speech to Congress

Source: Annals of Congress, House of Representatives, 15th Congress, 2nd Session, 1203–14, https://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llac&fileName=033/llac033.db&recNum=599. Mr. Tallmadge,…

One-Day Seminar: Presidents and Political Parties, hosted by St. Thomas High School (Houston, TX)

Explore the evolution of relations between the President and political parties, from the earliest days…

One-Day Seminar: Congress and Relations with the Executive Branch, hosted by the USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

Learn about the evolution of Congressional-Executive relations in this documents-based Seminar, hosted by the USS…

Federalist Papers

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 House Version

Source: Congress of the United States In the House of Representatives, Tuesday, the 27th of…

The War Powers Resolution and President Richard Nixon’s Veto

Source: “H.J.Res. 542 — 93rd Congress: War Powers Resolution.” www.GovTrack.us. 1973; https://goo.gl/b7NZwM. War Powers Resolution…

Special Message to the Congress Reporting on the Situation in Korea

Source: Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States. Harry S. Truman. Containing the…

House Debate on the 22nd Amendment

Source: Congressional Record, 80th Congress, First Session, Volume 93, Part 1 (Washington D.C. : United…

The Powers of Congress

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

The Three-Fifths Clause and Federal Representation

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

The Madison-Sherman Exchange

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

The Rules of the Convention

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

The Two Authorizations

Source: Jonathan Elliot, The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the…

Arguments for Constitutional Amendments

Source: 1 Annals of Cong. 424-450 (1789). Mr. MADISON. — I will state my reasons…

Partly National, Partly Federal

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

Limited Test Ban Treaty

Source: United States Treaties and Other International Agreements, Vol. 14, part 2 (Washington, D.C.: U.S.…

Testimony before the House Committee on Un-American Activities

Source: U.S. Congress, House, Committee on Un-American Activities, Investigation of Communist Activities in the San…

Declaration of Conscience

Source: Congressional Record, 81st Congress, 2d sess., pp. 7894-95. Available at https://goo.gl/CR8cPU. Mr. President, I…

Address to the League of Women Voters, Wheeling, West Virginia

Source: McCarthy spoke from a prepared text, but he apparently deviated from it at points…

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. . .…

The Norris-La Guardia Act

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

Colfax Massacre Reports

Source: “Condition of the South,” Report Number 261, in Reports of Committees of the House…

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…

“Damages to Loyal Men”

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

“The One Man Power vs. Congress!”

Source: Charles Sumner, “The One Man Power vs. Congress!” Address of the Honorable Charles Sumner…

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…

Address Before the General Assembly of the State of Georgia

Source: Alexander H. Stephens, In Public and Private, With Letters and Speeches, Before, During, and…

The 13th Amendment to the Constitution

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

Speech Introducing the Equal Rights Amendment

Congressional Record, May 21, 1969, Extensions of Remarks E4165-6. Available from Duke University Digital Repository.…

Debate on the Civil Rights Act

Originally Broadcast on CBS Reports: Filibuster—Birth Struggle of a Law, March 18, 1964. Available at…

Address to the League of Women Voters, Wheeling, West Virginia

McCarthy spoke from a prepared text, but he apparently deviated from it at points and…

The Internal Security Act

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

Speech on Social Security

Congressional Record, 74th Cong., 1st sess., Vol. 79, pt. 6, pp. 6060-6061. James W. Wadsworth…
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