To Secure These Rights :The Report of the President’s Committee on Civil Rights

Source: To Secure These Rights: The Report of the President's Committee on Civil Rights (Washington,…

“Why Should We March?”

Source: A. Philip Randolph, “Why Should We March?” Survey Graphic , 31 (November 1942), pp…

Westward Expansion

The first Europeans to land in America traveled west to do so. Many of their…

Muller v. Oregon

Source: 208 U.S. 412 (1908). Mr. Justice Brewer Delivered the Opinion of the Court The…

The Modern City and the Municipal Franchise for Women

Source: Jane Addams, The Modern City and the Municipal Franchise for Women (New York: National…

“The Ten Hour System”

Source: The Voice of Industry, 1845. There is no subject that agitates and interests us…

Constitution

Source: The Center for Lowell History at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Preamble Whereas we,…

Gender and Equality

"The influence of woman is not limited to the domestic circle. Society is her empire."…

Populists and Progressives

After the Civil War, the challenges presented by a developing industrial economy helped to encourage…

“The Inheritance of Property”

Source: Richard T. Ely, “The Inheritance of Property,” North American Review 153, no. 146 (July…

Progressive Democracy

Source: Herbert Croly, Progressive Democracy (New York: Macmillan, 1914), 262–66, 268–83, available online at the…

Lochner v. New York

Source: 198 U.S. 45; https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/198/45 Justice PECKHAM delivered the Opinion of the Court, joined by…

National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp.

Source: https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/301/58/ Chief Justice HUGHES delivered the opinion of the Court, joined by Justices BRANDEIS,…

Wickard v. Filburn

Source: 317 U.S. 111; https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/317/111 Justice JACKSON delivered the unanimous opinion of the Court, joined…

Causes of the Civil War

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

Women’s Voices: Religion in American History and Politics

While women have historically made up an overwhelming percentage of America's religious practitioners, their roles…

Mother Jones Writes Plea to Roosevelt

Source: “Mother Jones Writes Plea to Roosevelt,” North American, July 30, 1903. From a Staff…

One-Day Seminar: Documents & Debates – Urban Growth and the Pullman Strike, hosted by the Arizona Department of Education (Phoenix, AZ)

The 1894 Pullman Strike was a turning point in American labor law, and heralded 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…

A Model of Christian Charity

CHRISTIAN CHARITY. A Model hereof. GOD ALMIGHTY in his most holy and wise providence, hath…

Speech on the Fair Labor Standards Act

Source: Congressional Record, 75th Cong., 3rd sess., vol. 83, pt. 6 (May 16, 1938), pp.…

Message to Congress on Establishing Minimum Wages and Maximum Hours

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Message to Congress on Establishing Minimum Wages and Maximum Hours.” Online…

“Detroit Digs In”

Source: The Nation 144:3 (January 16, 1937), pp. 64-66. Available online from The Social Welfare…

“Again the Covered Wagon”

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

“Black Cotton Farmers and the AAA”

Source: Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life, 13:3 (March 1935), p. 72. Available at http://newdeal.feri.org/opp/opp3572.htm.…

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,…

“The Right to Strike”

Source: The Nation, 137: 3566 (November 8, 1933) p. 530 - 531. Nearly a million…

“Black Labor and the Codes”

Source: Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life, 11:8 (August 1933), p. 231. If there were…

Letter to Senator Simeon Fess (R-OH)

Source: “Herbert Hoover analyzes 5 periods in the development of the history of the Depression,”…

Letter from Bonus Army leader to President Hoover

Source: Letter to President Hoover from Philo D. Burke, Liaison Officer, B. E. F.; July…

Statement on the Dispersal of the Bonus Army

Source: Herbert Hoover, “The President's News Conference,” July 29, 1932. Online by Gerhard Peters and…

Veto of the Emergency Relief and Construction Bill

Source: Herbert Hoover, “Veto of the Emergency Relief and Construction Bill,” July 11, 1932. Online…

The Norris-La Guardia Act

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

Special Message to the Congress on the Economic Recovery Program

Source: Herbert Hoover, “Special Message to the Congress on the Economic Recovery Program,” January 4,…

Statement on the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Bill

Source: Herbert Hoover, “Statement on the Tariff Bill,” June 16, 1930. Online by Gerhard Peters…

“Do You Want Your Wife to Work After the War?”

Source: “Do You Want Your Wife to Work After the War?” G. I. Roundtable Series,…

Questions and Answers About the WAAC

Source: United States Army Women’s Auxiliary Corps, “73 Questions and Answers About the WAAC,” World…

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…

“Why Should We March?”

Source: A. Philip Randolph, “Why Should We March?” Survey Graphic 31 (November 1942), pp 488-89.…

“Damages to Loyal Men”

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

Reply of the Colored Delegation to the President

Source: University of Rochester Frederick Douglass Project, a collaboration of the Department of Rare Books,…

Report on the Condition of the South

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

Address to the Nation on the Economy

Ronald Reagan, “Address to the Nation on the Economy,” February 5, 1981. President Reagan’s Public…

Speech Introducing the Equal Rights Amendment

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

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…

Statement on the Share Our Wealth Society

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

Speech on Social Security

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

In re Debs

In re Debs, 158 U.S. 564 (1895). Available online from Justia. https://goo.gl/efDRTw JUSTICE BREWER1, after…
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