“An Address on Female Suffrage”

Source: Catharine E. Beecher, Woman’s Profession as Mother and Educator, with Views in Opposition to…

Gender and Equality

"The influence of woman is not limited to the domestic circle. Society is her empire."…

“The Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements”

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

“The Mission of the Populist Party”

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

“Recent Tendencies”

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

Christianity and the Social Crisis

Source: Walter Rauschenbusch, Christianity and the Social Crisis (New York: Macmillan, 1907), 247–86, available online…

“Why Women Should Vote”

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

“The Right of the People to Rule”

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

“The New Nationalism”

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

Open Letters to Woodrow Wilson

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

“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),…

“The Philosophy of the Declaration in the Nineteenth Century”

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

Lochner v. New York

Source: 198 U.S. 45; https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/198/45 Justice PECKHAM delivered the Opinion of the Court, joined by…

National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp.

Source: https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/301/58/ Chief Justice HUGHES delivered the opinion of the Court, joined by Justices BRANDEIS,…

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…

Abington School District v. Schempp

Source: 374 U.S. 203; https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/374/203 Justice CLARK delivered the opinion of the Court, joined by…

Gideon v. Wainwright

Source: 372 U.S. 335; https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/372/335 Justice BLACK 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…

Brown v. Board of Education

Source: 347 U.S. 483; https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/347/483 Chief Justice WARREN delivered the unanimous opinion of the Court,…

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…

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…

Reynolds v. Sims

Source: 377 U.S. 533; https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/377/533 Chief Justice WARREN delivered the opinion of the Court, joined…

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…

Green Party Platform 2000

Source: “Official Green Party Platform, as adopted at the National Nominating Convention” (Denver, CO: June…

The Supreme Court: Core Cases

This volume presents 25 core decisions of the Supreme Court. Arranged in chronological order, they…

“Now We Can Begin”

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

The American Revolution

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

Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms

Source: The Declaration as Adopted by Congress, [6 July 1775], Founders Online, National Archives).  https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-01-02-0113-0005 IF IT…

“The Farmer Refuted…”

Source: Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, &c., [February 23,] 1775, Founders Online, National Archives (first…

“Give me liberty or give me death!”

Source: Patrick Henry, Speech on a Resolution to Put Virginia into a State of Defense,…

Common Sense

Source: Moncure Daniel Conway, ed., The Writings of Thomas Paine, 4 vols. (New York: G.…

Philadelphia Welcomes the First Continental Congress

Source: Dunlap’s Pennsylvania Packet or, the General Advertiser (Philadelphia), September 19, 1774. On Friday last[1]…

An Account of the Boston Tea Party

Source: “An Impartial Observer,” Boston Gazette, December 20, 1773. Having accidentally arrived at Boston upon…

A Summary View of the Rights of British America

Source: [Thomas Jefferson,] A Summary View of the Rights of British America: Set Forth in…

The Association Enacted by the First Continental Congress

Source: Worthington Chauncey Ford, et al., eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, 34 vols.…

We Shall be under the Domination of a Riotous Mob

Source: Peter Force, ed., American Archives: A Documentary History of the English Colonies, 4th ser.,…

Rights of the British Colonies Asserted and Proved

Source: Rights of the British Colonies Asserted and Proved, in The Collected Political Writings of…

Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress

Source: Hezekiah Niles, ed., Principles and Acts of the Revolution in America… (Baltimore: William Ogden…

The Rights of the Colonists

Source: Samuel Adams, “The Rights of the Colonists,” in Harry Alonzo Cushing, ed., The Writings…

Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, Letter II

Source: Paul Leicester Ford, ed., The Writings of John Dickinson (Philadelphia: Historical Society of Pennsylvania,…

Charleston Nonimportation Agreement

Source: Charles McLean Andrews, “Boston Merchants and the Non-Importation Agreement,” Publications of the Colonial Society…

Speech Against Writs of Assistance

Source: John Adams’s Reconstruction of Otis’s Speech in the Writs of Assistance Case, in The…

Treaty of Paris

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