The Life and Apostolic Labors of the Venerable Father Junípero Serra

Seeing that for these reasons the third Mission could not be begun, our Venerable Father,…

Address at Rice University on the Nation’s Space Effort

Source: John F. Kennedy, Address at Rice University, Houston, Texas, 12 September 1962, NARA, JFKPOF-040-001. We meet at…

Meeting on Cuba

Source: National Security Archive, Electronic Briefing Book no. 487 (October 1, 2014). Available at https://goo.gl/PNox4P.…

Telephone Conversation about Chile

Source: National Security Archive, Electronic Briefing Book no. 255 (September 10, 2008). Available at https://goo.gl/LVaygk.…

Radio Address Upon Returning to the Philippines

Source: AmericanVoices, Vincent Voice Library, MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences,…

Executive Documents on State of the Freedmen

Source: Message of the President of the United States and Accompanying Documents to the Two…

Speech to Red Cloud and Red Dog

“The Indians at the White House,” The Evening Star, May 28, 1872. Available at https://goo.gl/x5d18q.…

Recollections of the War

Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs (New York: Charles Webster and Company, 1894), 37-40. There was…

Speech on the Mexican War

Speech of Hon. A[ndrew] Kennedy, of Indiana, on The Mexican War. Delivered in the House…

Great Speech of Clay

[caption id="attachment_24294" align="alignleft" width="1024"] John L Magee (presumed), Great speech of Clay – bran bread…

Spot Resolutions

Printed Resolution and Preamble on Mexican War: “Spot Resolutions,” Abraham Lincoln Papers: Series 1, General…

Richard Frethorne to His Parents

Susan Myra Kingsbury, ed., The Records of the Virginia Company of London (Washington, D.C.: United…

A Short Description of the Destruction of the Indies

Source: We have used a modernized version of an early English translation of the work…

De Indis

Source: Francisci de Victoria, De Indis et De ivre belli, relectiones. . . , ed. Ernest…

Requerimiento

Source: Juan López de Palacios Rubios (1450–1524) was a Spanish jurist. The text may be…

Letter to Doña Juana de Torres

Letter of Columbus to the Nurse of Prince John, American Journeys Collection, Document No. AJ-067,…

Letter to Raphael Sanchez

Source: Writings of Christopher Columbus: Descriptive of the Discovery and Occupation of the New World, Paul…

State of the Union Address (1915)

GENTLEMEN OF THE CONGRESS: Since I last had the privilege of addressing you on the…

State of the Union Address Part II (1912)

The report of the commission recommends provisions for the imposition of a graduated tax on…

State of the Union Address Part II (1905)

Return to Part I The first conference of nations held at The Hague in 1899,…

State of the Union Address Part II (1904)

Return to Part I I have repeatedly called attention to the confusion which exists in…

State of the Union Address (1902)

To the Senate and House of Representatives: We still continue in a period of unbounded…

State of the Union Address Part II (1901)

Return to Part I In Cuba such progress has been made toward putting the independent…

State of the Union Address Part II (1900)

Return to Part I It is gratifying also to note that during the year a…

State of the Union Address Part I (1898)

To the Senate and House of Representatives: Notwithstanding the added burdens rendered necessary by the…

State of the Union Address Part I (1848)

Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: Under the benignant providence of…

State of the Union Address (1847)

Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: The annual meeting of Congress…

State of the Union Address Part II (1846)

Return to Part I The consul of the United States at the City of Mexico…

State of the Union Address Part I (1846)

Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: In resuming your labors in…

First Inaugural Address (1909)

My Fellow—Citizens: ANYONE who has taken the oath I have just taken must feel a…

Second Inaugural Address (1901)

My Fellow-Citizens: WHEN we assembled here on the 4th of March, 1897, there was great…

First Inaugural Address (1845)

WITHOUT solicitation on my part, I have been chosen by the free and voluntary suffrages…

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

TREATY OF PEACE, FRIENDSHIP, LIMITS, AND SETTLEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE…

The American Birthright and the Philippine Pottage

Henry Van Dyke, The American Birthright and the Philippine Pottage, a Sermon Preached on Thanksgiving…

Speech on the Mexican-American War

The day is dark and gloomy, unsettled and uncertain, like the condition of our country,…

Conquest of Mexico

"RESOLVED, That to conquer Mexico and to hold it, either as a province or to incorporate…

Speech on the Challenger Disaster

Ladies and Gentlemen, I’d planned to speak to you tonight to report on the state…

Democratic Party Platform of 1860

1. Resolved, That we, the Democracy of the Union in Convention assembled, hereby declare our…

Debates over the Bill of Rights in the House of Representatives during the First Congress

May 1789 S M T W Th F S           1…

Debates over the Bill of Rights in the First Congress

August 22, 1789 AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION The House resumed the consideration of the amendments…

Debates over the Bill of Rights in the First Congress

August 18, 1789 AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION Mr. GERRY moved, "That such of the amendments…

Debates over the Bill of Rights in the First Congress

August 19, 1789 AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION The House then took into consideration the amendments…

Debates over the Bill of Rights in the First Congress

August 20, 1789 AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION The House resumed the consideration of the report…

Debates over the Bill of Rights in the First Congress

August 21, 1789 AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION The House proceeded in the consideration of the…