Speech on the War with Mexico

Source: Abraham Lincoln Papers, series 1, General Correspondence, 1833 to 1916: “Abraham Lincoln to Congress,…

Populists and Progressives

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

The “Cross of Gold” Address

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

The Populist Party Platform

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

Keynote Address at the Populist National Convention

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

The Progressive Party Platform

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

US v. Belmont

Source: 301 U.S. 324; https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/301/324 Justice SUTHERLAND delivered the opinion of the Court, joined by…

Marbury v. Madison

Source: 5 U.S. 137, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/5/137 Chief Justice MARSHALL delivered the opinion of the Court, joined…

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…

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…

“Speech at Madison Square Garden”

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

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,…

“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/…

Report on Presidential Nomination Timing and Scheduling

Source: “Report of the Commission on Presidential Nomination Timing and Scheduling,” Democratic National Committee, December…

“The New Nationalism”

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

“What Is Progress?”

Source: Woodrow Wilson, The New Freedom: A Call for the Emancipation of the Generous Energies…

“The New Nationalism”

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

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.…

Letter to Thomas Ritchie

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

First Inaugural Address

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

Acceptance Speech

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

Debate to Override President Richard Nixon’s Veto of the War Powers Resolution

Source: Congressional Record, 93rd Congress, 1st Session, Nov. 7, 1973. Vol. 119, pp. 36176–36198, 36202–36222.…

Political Chart: Presidential Campaign

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

Chapter 25: Internal Security and Civil Liberties

A. Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI), Address to the League of Women Voters, Wheeling, West Virginia,…

Chapter 13: War with Mexico

A. President James K. Polk, “Special Message to Congress on Mexican Relations,” May 11, 1846…

South Carolina’s Declaration of the Causes of Secession

Source: Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina…

“An Irrepressible Conflict”

Source: The Irrepressible Conflict: A Speech Delivered at Rochester, Monday, Oct. 25, 1858 (New York:…

First Inaugural Address

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

Inaugural Address

Source: A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Confederacy: Including the Diplomatic Correspondence,…

Presidents and Political Parties

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

Purchase of Louisiana

Source: “Purchase of Louisiana," New-York Evening Post, July 5, 1803, Founders Online, National Archives, accessed…

One-Day Seminar: FDR and World War 2, hosted by the USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

The first in TAH's 2020 slate of seminars on board the USS Midway, this program…

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: Executive Power and the Presidency, hosted by the Missouri Humanities Council (Kansas City, MO)

Study the evolution of the power and authority of the President and executive branch, and…

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…

Special Address to the Nation on Syria

Source: Barack Obama, “Address to the Nation on Syria,” September 10, 2013 , White House…

Boumediene v. Bush

Source: United States Reports. Volume 553, Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at October Term,…

Memorandum on the President’s Constitutional Authority to Conduct Military Operations Against Terrorists and Nations Supporting Them

Source: Nathan A. Forrester, ed., Opinions of the Legal Counsel of the United States Department…

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,…

Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer

Source: United States Reports. Volume 343, Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at October Term,…
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