Presidents and Political Parties

Learn about how the relationship between American presidents and their parties has shifted over time.…

Implementing Brown v. Board of Education: One Southern Town’s Story

Part I: Behind the Scenes, an Interracial Team Plans Integration Ellen Deitz Tucker In May…

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…

The Tyranny of Petty Coercion

Source: Marilynne Robinson, “The Tyranny of Petty Coercion,” in The Death of Adam: Essays on…

Citizenship and Faith

Source: Amina Wadud, “Citizenship and Faith,” in Woman and Citizenship, Marilyn Friedman, ed. (New York:…

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…

One-Day Seminar: Documents & Debates – Revolution, Citizenship, and Self-Government, hosted by the Arizona Department of Education (Phoenix, AZ)

  What did Americans of the Revolutionary Era see as the purpose of government, and…

One-Day Seminar: Presidents and Political Parties (Colorado Springs, CO)

The U.S. Constitution makes no mention of political parties, yet parties began to form shortly…

One-Day Seminar: Reform Movements – 1790-1850, hosted by Hays CISD (Austin area, TX)

Study social and religious reform movements from the first decades of the American experiment in…

Federalist Papers

One Day Seminar: The Presidency of George Washington, hosted by the Missouri Humanities Council (Kansas City, MO)

Join teachers from across Missouri at the first Seminar in a partner series between TAH…

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…

Objections at the Constitutional Convention

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

Bill of Rights: Thematic Table of Contents

The Colonial Heritage The Massachusetts Body of Liberties, December 1641 The Maryland Act Concerning Religion,…

Transcript of David Frost’s Interview with Richard Nixon

Source: Sir David Frost, Frost/Nixon: Behind the Scenes of the Nixon Interviews (New York: Harper…

McGovern–Fraser Commission Report

Source: Congressional Record, 92nd Congress, First Session, Volume 117, Part 25 (Washington D.C.: United States…

“The Presidency in 1960” (Remarks at the National Press Club)

Source: Papers of John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum (Pre-Presidential Papers,…

Fireside Chat on the Plan for Reorganization of the Judiciary

Source: Samuel I. Rosenman, ed., Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt. 1937 Volume:…

Myers v. US

Source: United States Reports. Volume 272, Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at October Term,…

On the Source of Executive Power

Source: Theodore Roosevelt, An Autobiography of Theodore Roosevelt, ed., Stephen Brennan (New York: Skyhorse Publishing,…

First Inaugural Address (1861)

Source:  Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address, Final Version, March 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers (Series 1: General Correspondence, 1833 to 1916), Library…

Message to the Senate Protesting the Censure Resolution

Source: James D. Richardson, ed., A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents,…

I Have A Dream

Source: Text is from the online version provided by The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research…

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…

Arguments for Constitutional Amendments

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

The Jefferson-Madison Exchange

Source: Gordon Lloyd and Margie Lloyd, eds., The Essential Bill of Rights (Lanham, Maryland: University…

Federalist No. 10

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

Gerry, Mason, and Randolph Decline to Sign the Constitution

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…

Remarks in the Rudolph Wilde Platz, Berlin

Source: Public Papers of the Presidents: John F. Kennedy, 1963 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing…

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…

The Negro in American Life (Guidance for the Voice of America)

Source: Record Group 59, Records of the Department of State, Records Relating to International Information…

Sentencing of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

Source: A copy of the sentencing statement can be found in Jake Kobrick, “The Rosenberg…

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…

“Fireside Chat” on “Purging” the Democratic Party

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Fireside Chat,” June 24, 1938. Online by Gerhard Peters and John…

“This Challenge to Liberty”

Source: Herbert Hoover, Addresses Upon the American Road, 1933-1938 (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1938),…

“A Third Party”

Source: Vital Speeches of the Day, Vol. II, No. 20 (July 1, 1936), pp. 613.…

“Betrayal of the Democratic Party”

Source: “The Facts in the Case,” Speech of Alfred E. Smith at the American Liberty…

Statement on the Share Our Wealth Society

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

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…

Press Statement on the Use of Federal Funds for Relief

Source: Herbert Hoover, “Statement on Public vs. Private Financing of Relief Efforts.” Online by Gerhard…

Press Release Alerting the Nation About the Atomic Bomb

Source: Press Release by the White House, August 6, 1945 (Ayers Papers, U. S. Army…

Timeline of the American Founding

This timeline covers the period of from the end of the French and Indian War…

Japanese American Evacuation

“The United States Cannot Remain Half-Slave and Half-Free”

Source: Frederick Douglass, Address by Hon. Frederick Douglass, Delivered in the Congregational Church, Washington, D.C.,…

The 15th Amendment

Source: Statutes at Large, Fortieth Congress, Third Session, February 27, 1869, p. 346. https://goo.gl/zSQZPZ. Section…

Party Platforms of 1868

Source: Republican Party Platform of 1868, May 20, 1868. Online by Gerhard Peters and John…

“The One Man Power vs. Congress!”

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