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The Body of Liberties—1641

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...

The Monroe Doctrine

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS December 2, 1823, President James Monroe The Monroe Doctrine was expressed during President Monroe's seventh annual message to Congress, December 2,...

Boston Non-Importation Agreement

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...

Ordinance and Constitution for Council and Assembly in Virginia

American Historical Documents, 24 July 1621, Jamestown To all people to whom these presents shall come, bee seen or heard, the Treasuror, Council and Company...

The Concessions and Agreements of West Jersey

American Historical Documents, 1676-77 The concessions and agreements of the proprietors, freeholders and inhabitants of the province of West New-Jersey, in America CHAP.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...

Appeal of the Independent Democrats

U.S. Historical Documents, 19 January 1854, (See Signatories Below) As Senators and Representatives in the Congress of the United States it is our duty to...

Firm Morals, Frequent Recurrence to Fundamentals, & Freedom

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...

Firm Morals, Frequent Recurrence to Fundamentals, & Freedom

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...

Lincoln's First Inaugural Address: A Plea for Union

Lincoln was chosen to be the Republican candidate in the 1860 presidential election, which he won on November 6 with 180 electoral votes. Between...

Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address: A Plea for Union

Lincoln was chosen to be the Republican candidate in the 1860 presidential election, which he won on November 6 with 180 electoral votes. Between...

Privileges and Prerogatives Granted to Columbus

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...