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Federalist Papers

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The Three-Fifths Clause and Federal Representation

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

CHRISTIAN CHARITY. A Model hereof. GOD ALMIGHTY in his most holy and wise providence, hath…
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Speech on the Fair Labor Standards Act

Source: Congressional Record, 75th Cong., 3rd sess., vol. 83, pt. 6 (May 16, 1938), pp.…
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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…
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Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States

Source: Online from “FDR and the Supreme Court,” The New Deal Network (Columbia University: Institute…
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Statement on the Share Our Wealth Society

Source: Congressional Record, 74th Cong., 1st sess., Vol. 79 (May 23, 1935), pp. 8040-43. The…
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Speech on the National Labor Relations Act

Source: Congressional Record, 74th Cong., 1st sess., Vol. 79, pt. 8 (February 21, 1935), pp.…
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Speech to Congress on Social Security

Source: The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Volume Four, The Court Disapproves,…
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Speech to Congress on Foreign Trade

LC-USZC4-4244Source: “Message to Congress Requesting Authority Regarding Foreign Trade,” March 2, 1934. Online by Gerhard…
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Letter to Senator Simeon Fess (R-OH)

Source: “Herbert Hoover analyzes 5 periods in the development of the history of the Depression,”…
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Veto of the Emergency Relief and Construction Bill

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

Source: Herbert Hoover, “Veto of the Muscle Shoals Resolution,” March 3, 1931. Online by Gerhard…
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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…
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“Why Should We March?”

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

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

Library of Congress Digital Collection, This text is taken from The Cold War: Core Documents,…
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The Truth about The Trusts: A Description and Analysis of the American Trust Movement

John Moody, The Truth about The Trusts: A Description and Analysis of the American Trust…
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Speech to Congress on Social Security

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Speech to Congress on Social Security, January 17, 1935, The Public…
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Speech on Social Security

Congressional Record, 74th Cong., 1st sess., Vol. 79, pt. 6, pp. 6060-6061. James W. Wadsworth…
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Letter to Senator Simeon Fess (R-OH)

National Archives Catalog, Simeon D. Fess Papers, 1933. . . . Today we are on…
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Commonwealth Club Address

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Commonwealth Club Address, September 23, 1932, 3 The Public Papers and Addresses…
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Speech on the Smoot-Hawley Tariff

71st Congress, 2d session, Congressional Record 22, pt. 11: 12675-76. . . . [I]t is…
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“The Forgotten Man”

Franklin D. Roosevelt, “The Forgotten Man,” April 7, 1932, The Public Papers and Addresses of…
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“Principles and Ideals of the United States Government”

Herbert Hoover, “Principles and Ideals of United States Government,” October 22, 1928, Public Papers of…
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In re Debs

In re Debs, 158 U.S. 564 (1895). Available online from Justia. JUSTICE BREWER1, after stating…
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“Liberty: Speech at Battery D, Chicago,” On Release from Woodstock Jail

Debs: His Life, Writings and Speeches (Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Company, 1904), 337–344. Manifestly…
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“King Debs,” in Harper’s Weekly

William Allen Rogers, "King Debs," Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, 1894 July 14, p. 649. Library…
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Tully Essays

Dunlap and Claypoole’s American Daily Advertiser, August 23, 26, 28, and September 2, 1794. LETTER…
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“The Disagreeable Crisis in the Western Counties”: Report on the Whiskey Rebellion

Source: “To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 5 August 1794,” Founders Online, National Archives, Sir,…
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Apologia

Source: “Will of Robert Keayne,” in Report of Record Commissioners of the City of Boston,…
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Of Property (from Plymouth Plantation)

William Bradford, Of Plimoth Plantation: From the Original Manuscript (Boston: Wright and Potter, State Printers,…
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Letter to Edward Carrington

My Dear Sir Believing that I possess a share of your personal friendship and confidence…
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Fireside Chat on the Recovery Program

Source: “Fireside Chat (Recovery Program),” July 24, 1933. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T.…
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Address to Congress on Program for Economic Recovery

  Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, distinguished Members of the Congress, honored guests, and fellow citizens:…
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Annual Message to Congress (excerpt)

It continues to develop that the insurrection is largely, if not exclusively, a war upon…
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Letter to Edgar Newton Eisenhower

Dear Ed: I think that such answer as I can give to your letter of…
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Letter to Thomas Jefferson

Mount Vernon (Private) My dear Sir, Your letters of the 12th & 13th came duly…
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Letter to William Branch Giles

Dear Sir I wrote you a letter yesterday of which you will be free to…
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Letter to George Washington

Dear Sir I have determined to make the subject of a letter, what, for some…
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Speech on the Presidential Veto of the Bank Bill

Mr. President, no one will deny the high importance of the subject now before us.…
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Consequences of the Proposed “New Deal”

Source: “Address at Madison Square Garden in New York City,” October 31, 1932. Online by…
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The Webster-Hayne Debates

[This is an abridged version of the document.]   Speech of Senator Robert Y. Hayne…
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A Modest Enquiry into the Nature and Necessity of Paper Currency

There is no Science, the Study of which is more useful and commendable than the…
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A Modest Enquiry into the Nature and Necessity of a Paper-Currency

THERE is no Science, the Study of which is more useful and commendable than the…
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Motion on Taxation of Louisiana and Speech in Support of the Motion

A motion was made by Mr. Adams, that the following resolutions be adopted, to wit:…
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Opinion on the Constitutionality of the Bank of the United States

The Secretary of the Treasury having perused with attention the papers containing the opinions of…

A New Foundation for the Economy Speech

It has now been twelve weeks since my administration began. And I think even our…
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Radio Appeal for the NRA

After the adjournment of the historical special session of the Congress five weeks ago I…
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