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…

“Leaders of Men”

Source: Woodrow Wilson, “Leaders of Men,” in Leaders of Men, ed. T. H. Vail Motter…

“Introductory History”

Source: The Farmers’ Alliance and Agricultural Digest, editor-in-chief Nelson A. Dunning (Washington, D.C.: Alliance Publishing…

“The Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements”

Source: Philanthropy and Social Progress: Seven Essays by Miss Jane Addams, Robert A. Woods, Father…

A Call to Action

Source: James B. Weaver, A Call to Action: An Interpretation of the Great Uprising, Its…

“The Inheritance of Property”

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

The “Cross of Gold” Address

Source: William Jennings Bryan, The First Battle: A Story of the Campaign of 1896 (Chicago:…

Keynote Address at the Populist National Convention

Source: William Jennings Bryan, The First Battle: A Story of the Campaign of 1896 (Chicago:…

“The Mission of the Populist Party”

Source: William A. Peffer, “The Mission of the Populist Party,” North American Review 157, no.…

The Populist Party Platform

Source: National Party Platforms, compiled by Kirk Harold Porter (New York: Macmillan, 1924), 196–200, available…

“Recent Tendencies”

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

“Why Women Should Vote”

Source: Jane Addams, “Why Women Should Vote,” Ladies’ Home Journal (January 1910): 21–22, available online…

The Promise of American Life

Source: Herbert Croly, The Promise of American Life (New York: Macmillan, 1909), 28–51, available online…

“The Constitution a Reactionary Document”

Source: J. Allen Smith, The Spirit of American Government: A Study of the Constitution: Its…

The Progressive Party Platform

Source: George Henry Payne, The Birth of the New Party or Progressive Democracy (Atlanta: J.…

“The New Nationalism”

Source: Theodore Roosevelt, The New Nationalism (New York: Outlook, 1910), 3–33, available online at the…

“The Right of the People to Rule”

Source: Theodore Roosevelt, “The Right of the People to Rule,” Outlook 100 (March 1912): 618–23,…

Open Letters to Woodrow Wilson

Source: Editorial: “An Open Letter to Woodrow Wilson,” The Crisis (March 1913): 236–37; Editorial: “Another…

Progressive Democracy

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

“The Philosophy of the Declaration in the Nineteenth Century”

Source: Carl L. Becker, The Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political…

“The Crisis in Liberalism”

Source: John Dewey, Liberalism and Social Action (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1935), 37–61,…

“The American Conception of Liberty”

Source: Frank Johnson Goodnow, The American Conception of Liberty and Government (Providence, RI: Standard, 1916),…

Korematsu v. US

Source: 323 U.S. 214; https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/323/214 Justice BLACK delivered the opinion of the Court, joined by…

Roth v. US

Source: 354 U.S. 476; https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/354/476 Justice BRENNAN delivered the opinion of the Court, joined by…

Gregg v. Georgia

Source: 428 U.S. 153; https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/428/153#writing-ZS Justice STEWART announced the judgment of the Court, joined by…

US v. Lopez

Source: 514 U.S. 549 (1995); https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/93-1260.ZO.html Chief Justice REHNQUIST delivered the opinion of the Court,…

Katz v. US

Source: 389 U.S. 347; https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/389/347#writing-ZS Justice STEWART delivered the opinion of the Court, joined by…

District of Columbia v. Heller

Source: https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/07-290 Justice SCALIA delivered the opinion of the Court, joined by Chief Justice ROBERTS and…

Miranda v. Arizona

Source: 384 U.S. 436; https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/384/436 Chief Justice WARREN delivered the opinion of the Court, joined…

University of California Regents v. Bakke

Source: 438 U.S. 265; https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/438/265 For Justice Stevens’s opinion, see https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-supreme-court/438/265.html#tt10  Justice POWELL announced the…

Roe v. Wade

Source: 410 U.S. 113; https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/410/113. For Justice White’s dissent, issued with Doe v. Bolton, 410…

Plessy v. Ferguson

Source: 163 U.S. 537; https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/163/537 Justice BROWN delivered the opinion of the Court, joined by…

“The Right of the People, Men and Women, to Petition”

Source: Speech of John Quincy Adams, of Massachusetts, upon the Right of the People, Men…

CIRCULAR: Addressed to Benevolent Ladies of the United States

Source: CIRCULAR: Addressed to Benevolent Ladies of the United States . . . [Boston]: [Printed…

Democratic Party Platform 1860 (Breckinridge Faction)

Source: Democratic Party Platform 1860 (Breckinridge Faction), November 6, 1860. Online by Gerhard Peters and…

Republican Party Platform of 1860

Source: Platform Adopted by the National Republican Convention, held in Chicago, May 17, 1860. Library…

Letter to Henry Pierce and Others

Source: Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, eds. John Nicolay and John Hay, vol. 2 (New…

Democratic Party Platform 1860 (Douglas Faction)

Source: Democratic Party Platform 1860 (Douglas Faction), June 18, 1860. Online by Gerhard Peters and…

Platform of the States Rights Democratic Party

Source: Platform of the States Rights Democratic Party, August 14, 1948. Online by Gerhard Peters…

“Great Society” Speech

Source: “Remarks at the University of Michigan,” May 22, 1964. Online by Gerhard Peters and…

Fireside Chat on Primaries

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Fireside Chat (on Primaries),” June 24, 1938. Online by Gerhard Peters…

“The Coming Woman”

Source: Victoria Woodhull, “The Coming Woman,” March 29, 1870, New York Herald, p. 8. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/6836678/victoria_woodhull_announces_her/…

“Wanted— A Party”

Source: Woodrow Wilson, “Wanted—A Party,” September 1, 1886, published in the Boston Times, September 27,…

First Inaugural Address

Source: Ronald Reagan, “Inaugural Address,” January 20, 1981. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T.…

Acceptance Speech

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Address Accepting the Presidential Nomination at the Democratic National Convention in…

Republican Contract with America

Source: Republican Contract with America, September 27, 1994. https://web.archive.org/web/19990427174200/http://www.house.gov/house/Contract/CONTRACT.html As Republican Members of the House…

“Mandate for Reform” on Party Structure and Delegate Selection

Source: Senator George McGovern (SD), “Mandate for Reform,” Congressional Record, part 2, 92 (September 22,…

“Speech at Madison Square Garden”

Source: George Wallace, “Speech at Madison Square Garden, October 24, 1968,” in History of U.S.…

Populist Party Platform 1892

Source: Populist Party Platform 1892, July 4, 1892. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T.…
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