European Documents

  The Twelve Tables, 450-449 B.C.  [ VIEW]

  The Magna Charta, June 15, 1215  [ VIEW]

Edinburgh-Northampton in 1328  [ VIEW]

The Declaration of Arbroath,April 6, 1320  [ VIEW]

English Bill of Rights 1689:An Act Declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject and Settling the Succession of the Crown  [ VIEW]

The Manner of Holding Parliament  [ VIEW]

William and Mary: Toleration Act, 1689  [ VIEW]

The Treaty (or Act) of Union, 1707  [ VIEW]

King Henry VIII of England: The Act of Supremacy, 1534  [ VIEW]

Statutes of Willliam The Conqueror   [ VIEW]

Theodore Beza: Supralapsarianism: The Fall of Man Was Both Necessary and Wonderful  [ VIEW]

Theodore Beza - The Right of Magistrates Over Their Subjects  [ VIEW]

The Dutch Declaration of Independence, 1581  [ VIEW]

Commonwealth Instrument of Government, 1653  [ VIEW]

Habeas Corpus Act 1679  [ VIEW]

Ordinance of William I, Separating the Spiritual and Temporal Courts  [ VIEW]

The Petition of Right 1628  [ VIEW]

On Secular Authority: How Far Should It Be Obeyed - Martin Luther Luther  [ VIEW]

A Short Treatise on Political Power, Dr. John Ponet, Bishop of Rochester and Worchester   [ VIEW]

Translators Preface to the King James 1611 Edition  [ VIEW]

Age of Exploration

Excerpt from Columbus' Journal  [ VIEW]

The Letter of Columbus to Luis De Sant Angel Announcing His Discovery  (1493)  [ VIEW]

Columbus: Letter to Ferdinand and Isabella  [ VIEW]

Franco de los Cobos: Instructions to Conquistadors, 1517   [ VIEW]

The Letters Patents of King Henry the Seventh Granted unto Iohn Cabot   [ VIEW]

Samuel de Champlain, Voyages, 1604   [ VIEW]

Richard Hakluyt, Discourse of Western Planting, 1584   [ VIEW]

Bartoleme de Las Casas, Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies(1542)   [ VIEW]

John Locke: A Letter Concerning Toleration, 1689   [ VIEW]

THE MAGDEBURG CONFESSION, Magdeburg Bekenntnis Confessio et Apologia Pastorum et Reliquorum Ministrorum Ecclesiae Magdeburgensis, 1550   [ VIEW]

Colonial Period

Short Confession of Faith in XX Articles by John Smyth   [ VIEW]

The Settlement Of Jamestown, Captain John Smith, 1607   [ VIEW]

JOHN SMITH: Starving Time in Virginia   [ VIEW]

Nathaniel Bacon's Declaration to the People   [ VIEW]

Governor William Berkely on Bacon's Rebellion 19 May 1676   [ VIEW]

Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, 1639   [ VIEW]

Constitution of the Iroquois Nation   [ VIEW ]

The Maryland Toleration Act, 1649   [ VIEW]

Charter Of Massachusetts Bay, 1629   [ VIEW]

The Mayflower Compact (1620)   [ VIEW]

Excerpts from the Navigation Acts, Navigation Act of September 13, 1660   [ VIEW]

William Penn's Plan for Union   [ VIEW]

The Petition of Right, 1628   [ VIEW]

The First Thanksgiving Proclamation - June 20, 1676   [ VIEW]

The First Virginia Charter, March 12, 1612   [ VIEW]

Virginia Charter No.2, 1612   [ VIEW]

Virginia Charter No. 3, 1612   [ VIEW]

An Ordinance and Constitution of the Virginia Company in England, 24 July 1621   [ VIEW]

Instructions for the Virginia Colony, 1606   [ VIEW]

Excerpts from the Navigation Acts, Navigation Act of September 13, 1660   [ VIEW]

Charter of Delaware - 1701   [ VIEW]

Fundamental Agreement, or Original Constitution of the Colony of New Haven, June 4, 1639   [ VIEW]

The Charter or Fundamental Laws, of West New Jersey, Agreed Upon - 1676   [ VIEW]

Charter of Georgia, 1732   [ VIEW]

Resolutions of The Germantown Mennonites, February 18, 1688   [ VIEW]

Charter of Carolina, June 30, 1665   [ VIEW]

Charter of Carolina - March 24, 1663   [ VIEW]

The Charter of New England, 1620   [ VIEW]

Charter of the Colony of New Plymouth Granted to William Bradford and His Associates, 1629   [ VIEW]

Charter for the Province of Pennsylvania-1681   [ VIEW]

Penn's Charter of Libertie, April 25, 1682   [ VIEW]

Charter to Sir Walter Raleigh, 1584   [VIEW]

Charter of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, July 15, 1663   [ VIEW]

The Salem Covenant of 1629   [ VIEW]

Virginia Fornication Laws   [ VIEW]

An Agreement of the Free People of England 1649   [ VIEW]

The Examination of Mrs Anne Hutchinson at the Court at Newton. 1637   [ VIEW]

Dutch Minister Describes the Iroquois (1644)   [ VIEW]

Roger Williams: A Plea for Religious Liberty   [ VIEW]

Scottish Declaration of Toleration, February 12, 1687   [ VIEW]


Essay Against the Power of the Church To Sit in Judgement on the Civil Magistracy, John Winthrop, Esq. (1637)   [ VIEW]

American Revolution, Early Constitutional

The Administration of Justice Act 1774   [ VIEW]

The Albany Plan of Union, 1754   [ VIEW]

Articles of Confederation, 1777   [ VIEW]

The Bill of Rights: Amendments to the Constitution   [ VIEW]

An Appeal to the Inhabitants of Quebec from the Continental Congress, Philadelphia, 1774   [ VIEW]

Robert Beverley On Bacon's Rebellion, 1704   [ VIEW]

James Madison: Letter to Thomas Jefferson on the Bill of Rights, October 17, 1788   [ VIEW]

The Boston Massacre: Boston Gazette and Country Journal, March 12, 1770   [ VIEW]

Anonymous Account of the Boston Massacre   [ VIEW]

Captain Thomas Preston's account of the Boston Massacre, 13 March 1770   [ VIEW]

Daniel Dulany,"Considerations on the Propriety of Imposing Taxes in the British Colonies, for the Purpose of rasing a Revenue, by Act of Parliament"   [ VIEW]

Soame Jenyns, "The Objections to the Taxation of our American Colonies by the Legislature of Great Britain, briefly consider'd."   [ VIEW]

Edmund Burke, "Speech on conciliation with America, March 22, 1775"   [ VIEW]

The Continental Congress: The Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms, July 6, 1775   [ VIEW]

The Currency Act of 1764   [ VIEW]

The Declaratory Act, 1766   [ VIEW]

Declaration of Independence   [ VIEW]

The Federalist No. 10, by James Madison   [ VIEW]

King William of England Addresses Parliament on the French Question, 31 December 1701   [ VIEW]

George Washington's Farewell Address, 1796   [ VIEW]

The Judiciary Act of 1789   [ VIEW]

The Massachusetts Government Act, 1774   [ VIEW]

Jonathan Mayhew: A Discourse Concerning Unlimited Submission and Non-Resistance to the Higher Powers   [ VIEW]

The Northwest Ordinance (1787)   [ VIEW]

Petition: Reasons for making bar, as well as Pig or Sow-Iron in his Majesty's Plantation (ca. 1750)   [ VIEW]

Reason against a general Prohibition of The Iron Manufacture in his Majesty's Plantations (ca.1750)   [ VIEW]

A Proclamation, by The King, for Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition, August 23, 1775   [ VIEW]

The Quartering Act, 1765   [ VIEW]

The Quebec Act, 1774   [VIEW]

The Stamp Act, 1765   [ VIEW]

The Sugar Act, 1764   [ VIEW]

The Tea Act of 1773   [ VIEW]

The Townshend Act, 1767   [ VIEW]

The Constitution of the United States   [ VIEW]

The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom   [ VIEW]

The Virginia Declaration of Rights June 12, 1776   [ VIEW]

Boston Port Act, 1774   [ VIEW]

Declaration and Resolves, Continental Congress, October 14, 1774   [ VIEW]

A Summary View of the Rights of British America, Thomas Jefferson, 1774   [ VIEW]

Thomas Jefferson, Letter to the Rev. Samuel Miller, Washington, January 23, 1808, On the Free Exercise of Religion   [ VIEW]

Thomas Jefferson, Letter to James Madison on Religious Freedom, Paris July 31. 1788   [ VIEW]

Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death, Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775   [ VIEW]

The Proclamation of Neutrality (1793)   [ VIEW]

The Northwest Ordinance, United States Congress (Under the Articles of Confederation), July 13, 1787   [VIEW]

The Olive Branch Petition, July 8, 1775   [ VIEW]

Considerations on the Nature and Extent of the Legislative Authority of the British Parliament, James Wilson, 1774   [ VIEW]

Pitt's speech on the Stamp Act   [ VIEW]

The Continental Congress’ Declaration of Rights and Grievances, Journal of the Stamp-Act Congress, October 19, 1765   [ VIEW]

Stamp Act Congress, Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress October 19, 1765   [ VIEW]

Charles Inglis, The True Interest of America Impartially Stated, 1776   [ VIEW]

Virginia Resolution, Alien and Sedition Acts   [ VIEW]

Thomas Paine, Common Sense   [ VIEW]

Letter to the United Baptist Churches in Virginia, George Washington, May 10, 1789   [ VIEW]

Early Republic

Washington's Farewell Address   [ VIEW]

Hamilton's Opinion as to the Constitutionality of the Bank of the United States, 1791   [ VIEW]

An Act Respecting Alien Enemies   [ VIEW]

The Sedition Act of July 14, 1798   [ VIEW]

Thomas Jefferson: First Inaugural Address, 1801   [ VIEW]

Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)   [ VIEW]

Kentucky Resolution (1799)   [ VIEW]

Marbury v. Madison 1803   [ VIEW]

Mc Culloch v. Maryland, 1819   [VIEW]

The Monroe Doctrine, 1823   [ VIEW]

1814 Treaty of Ghent 1814 to end the War Of 1812   [ VIEW]

The Jay Treaty, November 19, 1794   [ VIEW]

Jefferson's Opinion on the Constitutionality of a National Bank, 1791   [ VIEW]

Pennsylvania - An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery, 1780   [ VIEW]

Declaration of the Rights of Man, 1789   [ VIEW]

Jacksonian America

The American Anti-Slavery Society: Declaration of Sentiments, 1833   [ VIEW]

Rev. Dr. Richard Furman's Exposition of The View of the Baptists Relative to the Colored Population of the United States to the Governor of South Carolina, 1833   [ VIEW]

Cherokee Nation v. State of Georgia, 1831   [ VIEW]

Henry David Thoreau: On Civil Disobidence   [ VIEW]

Henry Clay's Speech on Jackson's Bank Veto, July 10, 1832   [ VIEW]

Cohens v. Virginia (1821)   [ VIEW]

Dartmouth College v. Woodward (1819)   [ VIEW]

The Dredd Scott Case, 1857   [ VIEW]

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Self-Reliance (1841)   [ VIEW]

Horace Mann: Report No. 12 of the Massachusetts School Board (1848)   [ VIEW]

Andrew Jackson Bank Veto Message, July 10, 1832   [ VIEW]

Seneca Falls Declaration 1948   [ VIEW]

Henry Carey, Excerpts from: The Slave Trade, Domestic and Foreign, 1853   [ VIEW]

Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Transcendentalist, 1842   [ VIEW]

The Gadsden Purchase, 1852   [ VIEW]

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo; February 2, 1848   [ VIEW]

President Andrew Jackson's Proclamation Regarding Nullification, December 10, 1832   [VIEW]

The Webster-Ashburton Treaty, August 9, 1842   [ VIEW]

Jackson on the National Bank   [ VIEW]

Treaty of Tien-Tsin, June 18, 1858   [ VIEW]

Civil War and Events Leading up to It

Speech of E.S. Dargan, in the Convention of Alabama, Jan. 11, 1861   [ VIEW]

The Address of South Carolina to the Slaveholding States of the United States   [ VIEW]

Constitution of the Confederate States of America   [ VIEW]

The Crittenden Compromise   [ VIEW]

Democratic Platform of 1860, Breckinridge Faction   [ VIEW]

Democratic Platform of 1860, Douglas Faction   [ VIEW]

The Republican Party Platform of 1860   [ VIEW]

Ex Parte Milligan   [ VIEW]

The  Massachusetts Personal Liberty Act, 1855   [ VIEW]

Lincoln's "House Divided" Speech, 1858   [ VIEW]

John Brown's Final Address to the Court, November 2, 1859   [ VIEW]

Kansas - Nebraska Act 1854 An Act to Organize the Territories of Nebraska and Kansas   [ VIEW]

Charles Sumner: On the Crime Against Kansas, May, 1856   [ VIEW]

Message of Governor Isham Harris to the Tennessee Assembly, Nashville, January 7, 1861   [ VIEW]

Gov. Harris's Second Message   [ VIEW]

Declaration of Causes of Seceding States, 1861   [ VIEW]

Address of George Williamson, Commissioner from Louisiana to the Texas Secession Convention   [ VIEW]

Ordinances of Secession of the 13 Confederate States of America   [ VIEW]

  General George B. McClellan to President Abraham Lincoln, on the Peninsula Campaign   [ VIEW]

Quantrell's Raid on Lawrence Kansas, August 21, 1863   [ VIEW]

Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, 1863   [ VIEW]

Letter from Gen. Robert E. Lee to Confederate Pres. Jefferson Davis (1863): Gettysburg   [ VIEW]

The Morrill Act: Land Grant Universities   [ VIEW]

Frederick Douglass: Appeal to Congress for Impartial Suffrage, January, 1867   [ VIEW]

Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address [ VIEW]


The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution   [ VIEW]

The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution   [ VIEW]

The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution   [ VIEW]

Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction, 1863   [ VIEW]

The Civil Rights Act of 1866   [ VIEW]

Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation on the Wade-Davis Bill, July 8, 1864   [ VIEW]

Reconstruction Act of the Thirty-Ninth Congress   [VIEW]

U.S. Supreme Court: Slaughterhouse Cases   [ VIEW]

An Excerpt from the Joint Resolution restoring Tennessee to her Relations to the Union, July 24, 1866   [ VIEW]

United States v. Cruikshank et al.   [ VIEW]

The Wade-Davis Manifesto, August 5, 1864   [ VIEW]

Munn v. Illinois   [ VIEW]

The Gilded Age

1867 Alaska Treaty with Russia   [ VIEW]

Emma Lazarus: The New Colossus, 1883   [ VIEW]

The Pendleton Act   [ VIEW]

The People's Party Platform, 1890   [ VIEW]

Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896   [ VIEW]

Bradwell v. Illinois, 1890   [ VIEW]

The Manifesto of the Communist Party   [ VIEW]

The Overthrow of the Molly Maguires. Stories from the Archives of the Pinkerton Detective Agency, by Cleveland Moffett   [ VIEW]

Andrew Carnegie, The Gospel of Wealth   [ VIEW]

Chinese Exclusion Act, 1882   [ VIEW]

The Teller Amendment,1898   [ VIEW]

The Silver Purchase Act   [ VIEW]

Interstate Commerce Act   [ VIEW]

The Civil Service Act   [ VIEW]

The West

Black Hawk's Surrender Speech, 1832   [ VIEW]

Fort Laramie Treaty, 1868   [ VIEW]

Treaty with the Apache, July 1, 1852   [ VIEW]

Treaty with the Apache, Cheyenne, and Arapaho, October 17, 1865   [ VIEW]

Treaty with the Cheyenne and Arapaho; October 14, 1865   [ VIEW]

Treaty with the Comanche, Kiowa, and Apache; July 27, 1853   [ VIEW]

Treaty With the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache; October 21, 1867   [ VIEW]

The Dawes Act   [ VIEW]

General Nelson A. Miles on the "Sioux Outbreak" of 1890   [ VIEW]

A Survivor of the Wounded Knee Massacre Speaks   [ VIEW]

Progressive Era

Yick Wo v. Hopkins, 1886   [ VIEW]

The Pendleton Act   [ VIEW]

The People's Party Platform, 1890   [ VIEW]

Muller v. Oregon, 1908   [ VIEW]

Theodore Roosevelt: The New Nationalism 1910   [ VIEW]

Woodrow Wilson: First Inaugural Speech, 1913   [ VIEW]

President Wilson's Declaration of Neutrality, 19 August, 1914   [ VIEW]

Woodrow Wilson, War Message to Congress   [ VIEW]

Booker T. Washington: The Awakening of the Negro, The Atlantic Monthly September 1896   [ VIEW]

William Jennings Bryan, Acceptance Speech for the Democratic nomination for President, Indianapolis, IN, August 8, 1900   [ VIEW]

William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of Gold," delivered at the Democratic National Convention, Chicago, IL, July 9, 1896.   [ VIEW]

The Life of A Coal Miner, The Slow Process of a Boy Who Starts in a Breaker, and Ends an Old Man in the Breaker -- As Told By a Man Who Was Once a Miner   [ VIEW]

Henry George Jr., "The Single Tax What It Is and Why We Urge It"   [ VIEW]

Henry George Jr., "What the Single Tax Is Doing"   [ VIEW]

H. L. Mencken: "A Neglected Anniversary", New York Evening Mail, Dec. 28, 1917, On the Introduction of the Bathtub into the United States   [ VIEW]

Menken's Creed   [ VIEW]

H. L. Mencken, "THE MONKEY TRIAL": A Reporter's Account   [ VIEW]

The Scopes Trail: H. L. Mencken, The Hills of Zion   [ VIEW]

The Scopes Trial: Mencken Finds Daytonians Full of Sickening Doubts About Value of Publicity   [ VIEW]

The Scopes Trial: Homo Neanderthalensis, by H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, June 29, 1925   [ VIEW]

The Scopes Trial: Impossibility of Obtaining Fair Jury Insures Scopes' Conviction, Says Mencken, by H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 10, 1925   [ VIEW]

The Scopes Trial:Mencken Likens Trial to a Religious Orgy, with Defendant a Beelzebub, by H.L. Mencken,The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 11, 1925   [ VIEW]

The Scopes Trial: Yearning Mountaineers' Souls Need Re-conversion Nightly, Mencken Finds, by H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 13, 1925   [ VIEW]

The Scopes Trial: Darrow's Eloquent Appeal Wasted on Ears That Heed Only Bryan, Says Mencken, by H.L. Mencken,The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 14, 1925   [ VIEW]

The Scopes Trial: Law and Freedom, Mencken Discovers, Yield Place to Holy Writ in Rhea County, by H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 15, 1925   [ VIEW]

The Scopes Trial: Mencken Declares Strictly Fair Trial Is Beyond Ken of Tennessee Fundamentalists by H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 16, 1925   [ VIEW]

The Scopes Trial: Malone the Victor, Even Though Court Sides with Opponents, Says Mencken, by H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 17, 1925   [ VIEW]

The Scopes Trial: Battle Now Over, Mencken Sees; Genesis Triumphant and Ready for New Jousts, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 18, 1925 by H.L. Mencken   [ VIEW]

The Scopes Trial: Tennessee in the Frying Pan by H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 20, 1925   [ VIEW]

The Scopes Trial: Bryan, by H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 27, 1925   [ VIEW]

The Scopes Trial: Aftermath, by H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, September 14, 1925   [ VIEW]

Last Words, H. L. Mencken (1926) On Democracy   [ VIEW]

Mark Twain's Americanism, H. L. Mencken   [ VIEW]

United States v. E. C. Knight Co.   [ VIEW]

Washington Gladden, Applied Christianity: Moral Aspects of Social Questions   [ VIEW]

Federal Reserve Act December 23, 1913   [ VIEW]

Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906   [ VIEW]

Goodspeed's Comments on the Tranlators Preface to the Reader, in the King James Version, 1611   [ VIEW]

World War I

Wilson's Speech on Neutrality, 1914   [ VIEW]

Wilson's Address to Congress, 1917   [ VIEW]

Wilson's Address on Declaration of War, 1917   [ VIEW]

President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points, January, 1918   [ VIEW]

The Espionage Act of May 16, 1918   [ VIEW]

The Covenant of the League of Nations (Including Amendments adopted to December, 1924)   [ VIEW]

Henry Cabot Lodge: Reservations with Regard to the Treaty and the League of Nations   [ VIEW]

Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Sr.: Against the League of Nations, Washington, D.C., August 12, 1919.   [ VIEW]

Woodrow Wilson: Appeal for Support of the League of Nations   [ VIEW]

Balfour Declaration November 2, 1917   [ VIEW]

The Entente Cordiale Between England and France - April 8, 1904   [ VIEW]

The Jazz Age

Schenk v. United States (1919)   [ VIEW]

Justice Holmes' Dissenting Opinion on the Abrams v. United States   [ VIEW]

Whitney v. California   [ VIEW]

Warren G.  Harding calls for a "Return to Normalcy," Boston, MA, May 14, 1920   [ VIEW]

The Seventeenth Amendment   [ VIEW]

The Eighteenth Amendment   [ VIEW]

The Volstead Act   [ VIEW]

The Great Depression

Carolene Products Footnote, 1938   [ VIEW]

Near v. Minnesota, 1931   [ VIEW]

World War II

Neville Chamberlain, Peace in Our Time, 1938   [ VIEW]

Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Address at Charlottesville, 1940   [ VIEW]

Franklin D. Roosevelt, The "Four Freedoms" Address to Congress, January 6, 1941   [ VIEW]

Lend Lease Act, 1941   [ VIEW]

The Atlantic Charter, 1941   [ VIEW]

West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette, 1943   [ VIEW]

Franklin D. Roosevelt: "A date which will live in infamy" 8 December 1941   [ VIEW]

1941 US Congress Declaration of War on Germany December 11, 1941   [ VIEW]

Declaration of War on Japan, 1941   [ VIEW]

Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Quarantine" Speech, October 5, 1937   [ VIEW]

Korematsu v. the United States, 1944   [ VIEW]

Eishenower's Farewell Speech   [ VIEW]

The Tehran Conference, November 28-December 1, 1943   [ VIEW]

The Yalta Conference, February, 1945   [ VIEW]

Recent America, post-1945

The Marshall Plan, 1947   [ VIEW]

Youngstown Sheet and Tube v. Sawyer, 1952   [ VIEW] The North Atlantic Treaty (NATO Treaty) (1949) Washington D.C. - 4 April 1949   [ VIEW]

Harry S. Truman: Executive Order 9981, Desegration of the Armed Forces   [ VIEW]

Brown v. Board of Education, 1954   [ VIEW]

Cooper v. Aaron, 1958   [ VIEW]

The Censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy, 1954   [ VIEW]

John Kennedy to the Southern Baptists, 1960   [ VIEW]

Lyndon B. Johnson: The American Promise   [ VIEW]

The Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, 1978   [ VIEW]

The Issue Before the Court: Who Gets Ahead in America?   [ VIEW]

Democracy and Foreign Policy, 1990   [ VIEW]

Engle v. Vitale, 1962   [ VIEW]

Foreign Aid and Human Rights, 1976   [ VIEW]

Jimmy Carter: Foreign Aid and Human Rights, 1977   [ VIEW]

Gideon v. Wainwright, 1963   [ VIEW]

The Recall of General Douglas MacAuthur, 1951   [ VIEW]

Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream   [ VIEW]

New York Times v. United States, 1971   [ VIEW]

Sanctions Against South Africa, 1986   [ VIEW]

UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS(Adopted by UN General Assembly Resolution 217A (III) of 10 December 1948)   [ VIEW]

Lyndon Johnson, The Great Society, 1964   [ VIEW]

Lyndon B. Johnson,  "We Shall Overcome" March 15, 1965   [ VIEW]

Robert C. Weaver, "The Negro as an American" June 13, 1963   [ VIEW]

Richard M. Nixon: Peace with Honor, January 23, 1973   [ VIEW]

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution: Joint Resolution of Congress, H.J. RES 1145 August 7, 1964   [ VIEW]

The Tonkin Gulf Incident: President Johnson's Message to Congress, August 5, 1964   [ VIEW]

Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Statement by John Kerry to the Senate Committee of Foreign Relations, April 23, 1971   [ VIEW]

Geroge C. Wallace, "The Civil Rights Movement: Fraud, Sham, and Hoax", July 4, 1964   [ VIEW]

Civil Rights Acts, 1964   [ VIEW]

War Powers Act, November 7, 1973, Joint Resolution   [ VIEW]

Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities in Viet-Nam, July 20, 1954 Between the French and the Viet Mihn   [ VIEW]

Hamas Covenant: The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement, 18 August 1988   [ VIEW]

Jimmy Carter speaks of growing up behind an "Invisible Wall of Racial Segregation," Los Angeles, CA June 1, 1976.   [ VIEW]

Representative Shirley Chisholm (D-NY), on The Equal Rights Amendment, Washington, D.C., May 21, 1969   [ VIEW]

Divorce and the Family in America, November 1966, by Christopher Lasch   [ VIEW]

John F. Kennedy, "Ich bin ein Berliner!"   [ VIEW]

Mary Fisher, "The Whisper of AIDS," Republican National Convention Address, Houston, TX, Aug. 19, 1992.   [ VIEW]

President Kennedy, Proposes a moratorium on above-ground nuclear testing, Washington, D.C., June 10, 1963   [ VIEW]

Malcolm X, "It shall be the ballot or the bullet," Speech, Washington Heights, NY, March 29, 1964.   [ VIEW]

Miranda v. Arizona (1966)   [ VIEW]

The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks from the pulpit on courage, Selma, AL, March 8, 1965.   [ VIEW]

Martin Luther King, Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, December 10, 1964 Oslo, Norway   [ VIEW]

Roe v. Wade, 1973, Supreme Court on Abortion Rights: Justice Blackmun   [ VIEW]

Roe v. Wade, 1973, Supreme Court on Abortion Rights: Justice Stewart Concurring   [ VIEW]

Roe v. Wade, 1973, Supreme Court on Abortion Rights: Justice Renquist Dissenting   [ VIEW]

Street v. New York, 1969, Flag-burning and Freedom of Speech (Fighting Words)   [ VIEW]

Street v. New York, 1969, Flag-burning and Freedom of Speech (Fighting Words): Dissent   [ VIEW]

Illinois ex rel. McCollum v. Board of Education of School District,(1948): Establishment of Religion   [ VIEW]

Illinois ex rel. McCollum v. Board of Education of School District,(1948): Establishment of Religion (Use of Public School Facilities for the propagation of Religion   [ VIEW]

Illinois ex rel. McCollum v. Board of Education of School District,(1948), Separate Opinion: Establishment of Religion (Use of Public School Facilities for the propagation of Religion,   [VIEW]

  Bowers v. Hardwick, 478 U.S. 186 (1986): Sexuality/Sodomy  [ VIEW]

  Bowers v. Hardwick, 478 U.S. 186 (1986): Sexuality/Sodomy: Dissenting Opinion   [ VIEW]

Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438 (1928): Wiretaps   [ VIEW]

Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438 (1928): Wiretaps: Dissenting Opinion   [ VIEW]

The Tenet Plan : Israeli-Palestinian Ceasefire and Security Plan, Proposed by CIA Director George Tenet; June 13, 2001   [ VIEW]

The Wye River Memorandum; October 23, 1998   [ VIEW]

The Evil Empire, President Reagan's Speech to the House of Commons, June 8, 1982   [ VIEW]

The European Parliment's Resolution on Tibet   [ VIEW]

The Economic Opportunity Act, 1964   [ VIEW]

Equal Employment Opportunity   [ VIEW]

National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958   [ VIEW]

Voting Rights Act, 1965   [ VIEW]

Wilderness Act of 1964   [ VIEW]

The Sixties...And Beyond

National Organization of Women: Statement of Purpose, 1966   [ VIEW]

Reynolds v. Sims, 1964   [ VIEW]

Port Huron Statement of the Students for a Democratic Society, 1962   [ VIEW]

The Manifesto of the Communist Party   [ VIEW]

Money Is An Unnecessary Evil   [ VIEW]

From the Digger Archives: Let Me Live In A World Pure   [ VIEW]

From the Digger Papers: Trip Without A Ticket   [ VIEW]

From the Digger Papers: The Dialectics of Liberation   [ VIEW]

REFLECTIONS ON STUDENT ACTIVISM (1988), By Abbie Hoffman, Speech to the first National Student Convention, Rutgers University, February 6, 1988   [ VIEW]

American Indian Movement: Preamble, Trail of Broken Treaties   [ VIEW]

Trail of Broken Treaties 20-Point Position Paper - An Indian Manifesto   [ VIEW]

The Unibomber's Manifesto
  [ VIEW]

Bob Dylan: The Times They are A-Changin'   [ VIEW]

Bob Dylan: When the Ship Comes In   [ VIEW]

Bob Dylan: My Back Pages   [ VIEW]

Bob Dylan: Chimes of Freedom   [ VIEW]

Bob Dylan: Mr. Tambourine Man   [ VIEW]

Bob Dylan: Paths of Victory   [ VIEW]

Bob Dylan: Blowin In the Wind   [ VIEW]

Bob Dylan: Desolation Row   [ VIEW]

Bob Dylan: Subterranean Homesick Blues   [ VIEW]

Bob Dylan:  It Ain't Me, Babe   [ VIEW]

Phil Ochs: Draft Dodger Rag   [ VIEW]

Phil Ochs: I Ain't Marching Anymore   [ VIEW]

Phil Ochs: Freedom Riders   [ VIEW]

Phil Ochs: What Are You Fighting For?   [ VIEW]

Phil Ochs: Links On the Chain   [ VIEW]

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Fortunate Son   [ VIEW]

Leonard Cohen: Suzanne   [ VIEW]

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