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Index to America's Historical Documents

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Early History

The Holy Bilbe
The Code of Hammurabi - 18th Century BC
The Ten Commandments - 1555 BC

Exploration of America

Magna Carta - May 28, 1215
Privileges and Prerogatives Granted to Columbus - April 30, 1492
Papal Bull - Inter Caetera - May 4, 1493
Treaty of Tordesillas - June 7, 1494
Christopher Columbus - letter to the King and Queen of Spain - Undated, probably 1494
Letters Patent to John Cabot - March 5, 1496
Amerigo Vespucci - Letter to Pier Soderini, Gonfalonier of the Republic of Florence - 1497
King Ferdinand - Letter to the Taino/Arawak Indians - around 1500
The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations - around 1500

Settlement of America

Charter to Sir Walter Raliegh - March 25, 1584
Instructions for the Virginia Colony - 1606
First Charter of Virginia - April 10, 1606
Second Charter of Virginia - May 23, 1610
Third Charter of Virginia - March 12, 1612
Leyden Agreement - 1618
Mayflower Compact - November 11, 1620
The Charter of New England - 1620
An Ordinance and Constitution of the Virgina Company in England - 24 July 1621
First Charter of Massachusetts Bay - 1629
Petition of Right - 1628
Extract from Charter of Freedoms and Exemptions to Patroons - June 7, 1629
The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut - January 14, 1639
Plantation Agreement at Providence August 27 - September 6, 1640
New England Articles of Confederation - 1643
On Liberty - by John Winthrop - 1645
The Maryland Toleration Act - 1649
Bacon's Declaration in the Name of the People
Governor William Berkely on Bacon's Rebellion - 19 May 1676
The First Thanksgiving Proclamation - June 20, 1676
Edward Randolph - condemns the Massachussetts Bay Company before the Lords of Trade
John Locke - A Letter Concerning Toleration -1689
English Bill of Rights - 1689
John Locke - An Essay concerning the true original, extent and end of civil Government - 1690
Penn's Plan of Union - 1697
Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges, 28 October 1701
The Act of Settlement - 1701
The Act of Union - 1707
Robert Beverley on Bacon's Rebellion The North Carolina Biennal Act - 1715
Benjamin Franklin - A Modest Enquiry into the Nature and Necessity of Paper Currency - 1729
Governor Gabriel Johnston's request to repeal the North Carolina Biennal act, - 18 October 1736
Disposition of the North Carolina Biennal Act - 1737
Massachusetts House of Representatives on the Governor's Salary - 11 september 1728

Revolutionary Period

Marquis de la Galissoniere - Memoir on the French Colonies in North America - December 1750
Petition: Reasons for making bar, as well as Pig or Sow-Iron in his Majesty's Plantation - ca.1750
Reason against a general Prohibition of The Iron Manufacture in his Majesty's Plantations - 1750
Albany Plan of Union
Governor Glen,The Role of the Indians in the Rivalry Between France, Spain, and England, 1761
Treaty of Paris 1763
Daniel Dulany - Considerations on the Propriety of Imposing Taxes
in the British Colonies, for the Purpose of rasing a Revenue, by Act of Parliament

Soame Jenyns - The Objections to the Taxation of our American Colonies by the Legislature of Great Britain, briefly considered.
Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress - October 19, 1765
William Pitt's speech on the Stamp Act
Captain Thomas Preston's Account of the Boston Massacre - 13 march 1770
First Continental Congress - October 1774
Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress - October 1774
The Articles of Association - October 20, 1774
The Charlotte Town Resolves - 1775
Daniel Leonard - Letters adressed to the Inhabitants of the Province of Massachusetts Bay - January 9, 1775
John Adams - Novanglus - February 6, 1775
Edmund Burke - Speech on conciliation with America, March 22, 1775
Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of taking up Arms - July 6,1775
The rough draft of the Declaration of Independence - 28 June, 1776
Declaration of Independence - 1776

Thomas Paine - Common Sense - 1776
Charles Inglis - The True Interest of America Impartially Stated - 1776
The Virginia Declaration of Rights - June 12, 1776
Thomas Jefferson - On Slavery
Thomas Jefferson - Draft For A Bill For Establishing Religious Freedom, 1779
Thomas Paine - American Crisis - 1780-83

The Nation is Established

Articles of the Confederation - 1781
The Paris Peace Treaty -Sept 3, 1783
Treaty with the Six Nations - 1784
James Madison - Memorial and Remonstrance -1785 - ca. 20 June 1785
The Annapolis Convention - 1786
Journal of the Federal Convention - James Madison - 1787
Volume 1
Volume 2
Constitution for the United States of America - September 17, 1787
The Federalist Papers - October 27, 1787
Bill of Rights - 1791
Treaty with the Six Nations - Fort Hamar - January 9, 1789
James Madison - Proposed Amendments to the Constitution - June 8, 1789
Judiciary Act of 1789
Thomas Paine - The Rights of Man - 1791-1792
The Proclamation of Neutrality - 1793
The Jay Treaty - 1794
Thomas Paine - The age of Reason - 1794
Treaty of Greenville - 1795
The Northwest Ordinance - July 13, 1787
The Canandaigua Treaty of 1794 - November 11, 1794
Treaty between the United States and the Oneida, Tuscorora and Stockbridge Indians living in the country of the Oneidas - December 2, 1794
Virginia Resolution - 1798
Kentucky Resolution - 1799
The Sedition Act - July 14, 1798
John Adams - Thoughts on Government
The Monroe Doctrine - 1823
The Book of Mormon - 1830
Treaty with the New York Indians - Buffalo Creek, New York - January 15, 1838
The Doctrine and Covenants - 1844
The Pearl of Great Price - 1844
The Seneca Falls Declaration - Elizabeth Cady Stanton - 1848
The Law - Frederic Bastiat - 1850
Constitution of the Confederate States of America - 1861
Abraham Lincoln - The Gettysburg Address
Abraham Lincoln - The Emancipation Proclamation - 1863
Navajo Treaty of 1868 - Fort Sumner, New Mexico, June 1, 1868
Blanche K. Bruce - Speech in the Senate - March 31, 1876
Common Law - Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1881
Theory of Common Law
Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Pearl Harbor Speech - December 8, 1941
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston S. Churchill - The Atlantic Charter - August 14.1941
Documents on the Cuban Missile Crisis - Address by President Kennedy - October 22, 1962
Martin Luther King - "I have a dream" Speech - August, 28, 1963
George C. Wallace - The Civil Rights Movement: fraud, sham and hoax - July 4, 1964
Ronald Reagan - Speech to the House of Commons - June 8, 1982

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