Background of the American Revolution In December, 1641, the Puritans pass the first code of law in New England. This session continued three weeks, and established 100 laws, which were called the Body of Liberties. They had been composed by Mr. Nathaniel Ward, (sometime pastor of the church of Ipswich: he...
FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS December 2, 1823, President James Monroe The Monroe Doctrine was expressed during President Monroe's seventh annual message to Congress, December 2, 1823. . . . At the proposal of the Russian Imperial Government, made through the minister of the Emperor residing here, a full power and instructions...
Liberty Letters, August 1, 1768 The merchants and traders in the town of Boston having taken into consideration the deplorable situation of the trade, and the many difficulties it at present labours under on account of the scarcity of money, which is daily increasing for want of the other remittances...
American Historical Documents, 24 July 1621, Jamestown To all people to whom these presents shall come, bee seen or heard, the Treasuror, Council and Company of Adventurers and Planters of the Citty of London for the First Collony in Virginia send greeting: knowe yee that wee, the said Treasuror, Counsell...
American Historical Documents, 1676-77 The concessions and agreements of the proprietors, freeholders and inhabitants of the province of West New-Jersey, in America CHAP. I. We do consent and agree as the best present expedient, that such persons as shall be from time to time deputed, nominated and appointed commissioners by the present...
U.S. Historical Documents, 19 January 1854, (See Signatories Below) As Senators and Representatives in the Congress of the United States it is our duty to warn our constituents, whenever imminent danger menaces the freedom of our institutions or the permanency of the Union. Such danger, as we firmly believe, now impends,...
Liberty Alerts, Virginia Declaration of Rights No free government or the blessings of liberty can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality and virtue, and by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles Source: Virginia Declaration of Rights, Article 15, June 12, 1776. The Liberty Letters...
Liberty Alerts, Virginia Declaration of Rights No free government or the blessings of liberty can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality and virtue, and by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles Source: Virginia Declaration of Rights, Article 15, June 12, 1776. The Liberty Letters...
Lincoln was chosen to be the Republican candidate in the 1860 presidential election, which he won on November 6 with 180 electoral votes. Between this time and his inauguration on March 4, seven states—South Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas—would secede from the Union. Lincoln's predecessor in...
Lincoln was chosen to be the Republican candidate in the 1860 presidential election, which he won on November 6 with 180 electoral votes. Between this time and his inauguration on March 4, seven states—South Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas—would secede from the Union. Lincoln's predecessor in...
Famous Political Documents in Western Culture, April 30, 1492 The Privileges and Prerogatives Granted by Their Catholic Majesties to Christopher Columbus FERDINAND and ELIZABETH, by the Grace of God, King and Queen of Castile, of Leon, of Aragon, of Sicily, of Grenada, of Toledo, of Valencia, of Galicia, of Majorca, of...