“Now We Can Begin”

Source: The Liberator, December 1920. Most women will agree that August 23, the day when…

Congress

Political Parties

“Party Government in the United States”

Source: Woodrow Wilson, “Party Government in the United States,” in Constitutional Government in the United…

Plunkitt of Tammany Hall

Source: William Riordan, Plunkitt of Tammany Hall: A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very…

“Parties”

Source: “For the National Gazette, [ca. 23 January] 1792,” Founders Online, National Archives, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Madison/01-14-02-0176. [Editor’s…

“The New Nationalism”

Source: Theodore Roosevelt, The New Nationalism (The Outlook Company, New York: 1910), 3-33. … Nothing…

Letter to Philip Mazzei

Source: “I. Thomas Jefferson to Philip Mazzei, 24 April 1796,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed…

Progressive Party Platform 1912

Source: Progressive Party Platform 1912, November 5, 1912. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T.…

Letter to Thomas Jefferson

Source: George Washington to Thomas Jefferson, July 6, 1796, George Washington Papers, Series 2, Letterbooks…

Farewell Address

Source: Farewell Address, George Washington, September 19, 1796. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T.…

Popular Government

Source: William H. Taft, Popular Government: Its Essence, Its Permanence, and Its Perils (New Haven:…

First Inaugural Address

Source: Inaugural Address, Thomas Jefferson, March 4, 1801. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T.…

Platform of the National Woman’s Party

Source: “Platform of the National Woman’s Party,” June 1916. https://archives.iupui.edu/bitstream/handle/2450/927/mss60-10.pdf?sequence=1 ADOPTED by a CONVENTION of…

Letter to Thomas Ritchie

Source: “Martin Van Buren, Letter to Thomas Ritchie, January 13, 1827,” in History of U.S.…

Progressive Party Platform of 1924 Resolutions Committee

Source: Progressive Party Platform of 1924, November 4, 1924. Online by Gerhard Peters and John…

“House Divided” Speech

Source: Abraham Lincoln, “A Speech of the Hon. Abraham Lincoln,” Illinois State Journal, vol. 11,…

Acceptance Speech

Source: Address Accepting the Presidential Nomination at the Republican National Convention in San Francisco, July…

Autobiography

Source: Martin Van Buren, The Autobiography of Martin Van Buren, ed. John C. Fitzpatrick (Washington:…

Political Chart: Presidential Campaign

The Seven Stages of the Office Seeker

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Balloting for President

National Progressive Convention

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Federalist 10

Source: The Federalist. Gideon Edition, eds. George W. Carey and James McClellan (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund,…

Arrival of the delegates to the Republican convention in Chicago

[caption id="attachment_42089" align="aligncenter" width="2800"] Sketch by W. B. Baird, Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-127516.[/caption]

Interior of Tammany Hall, New York: the Democratic convention in session

[caption id="attachment_42088" align="aligncenter" width="2800"] From photographs by Rockwood and sketches by Theodore R. Davis. New…

Elephant and Donkey prior to race to Washington to decide the bet of Joseph Cannon and Frederic Thompson.

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“The rehabilitation of the Democratic party.”

[caption id="attachment_42090" align="aligncenter" width="2800"] Keppler & Schwarzmann, Illus. from Puck, v. 17, no. 423, Library…

“A Candid State of Parties”

Source: “For the National Gazette, 22 September 1792,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed April 11,…

“Recent Tendencies”

Source: Charles E. Merriam, A History of American Political Theories (London: Macmillan, 1903), 305–33, available…

The American Revolution

Captain John Parker, commander of the Lexington militia, had received Paul Revere’s warning. Great Britain’s…

Treaty of Paris

Source: Richard Peters, et al., eds., The Public Statutes at Large of the United States…

Thoughts on Government

Source: John Adams, Thoughts on Government…. (Philadelphia: John Dunlap, 1776), in Charles Francis Adams, ed.,…

“Remember the Ladies”

Sources: Abigail Adams to John Adams, March 31, 1776, Founders Online, National Archives, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/04-01-02-0241; J.…

Celebrations of American Independence in Boston and Watertown, Massachusetts

Source: The American Gazette, or the Constitutional Journal (Salem, Mass.), July 23, 1776. WATERTOWN, JULY…

Massachusetts Antislavery Petition

Source: “To the Honorable Counsel & House of [Representa]tives of the State of Massachusetts Bay…

Chapter 18: Urban Growth: The Pullman Strike

A. United States Strike Commission, Report on the Chicago Strike, June-July 1894, December 10, 1894…

Chapter 12: The Peculiar Institution: Positive Good or Pernicious Sin?

A. American Anti-Slavery Society, Declaration of Sentiments, December 6, 1833 The Convention assembled in the…

Chapter 7: The Debate over Ratification

A.(Robert Yates), Brutus I, October 18, 1787 https://document-readings.s3.amazonaws.com/Documents+and+Debates/Volume+1/ch7/ch7+Brutus+I.mp3 . . . We have felt the…

Religious Liberty: Core Court Cases

Amendment I.  Ratified December 15, 1791 Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,…

“IS IT A CRIME FOR A U.S. CITIZEN TO VOTE?”

Susan B. Anthony, “Is It a Crime for a U.S. Citizen to Vote?” in Rochester…

Causes of the Civil War

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

Democratic Party Platforms

Source: 1860 Democratic Party Platform, online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American…

The Webster-Hayne Debates

Source: Daniel Webster, The Webster-Hayne Debate on the Nature of the Constitution: Selected Documents, ed. Herman Belz…

“On the Constitution and the Union”

Source: William Lloyd Garrison, “The Great Crisis,” The Liberator, 52, 2 (December 29, 1832), 206–207.…

Speech on Abolition Petitions

Source: John C. Calhoun, Speeches of John C. Calhoun: delivered in the Congress of the…

“Homecoming” Speech at Chicago

Source: Political debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in the celebrated campaign of…

First Inaugural Address

Source: Abraham Lincoln, Inaugural Address Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American…

Kansas: To Those that Desire that Kansas Should be Free.

Source: Printed Ephemera Collection, Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/rbpe.02000100/  

Poster Advertising Sale of a “Valuable Gang of Young Negroes”

Source: Duke University Libraries Digital Collections, https://repository.duke.edu/dc/broadsides/bdsla10566.
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