"Reviving the American tradition of liberty"

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These are documents that shaped the formation and growth of our nation- they need to be read.  Simply knowing they exist is not enough.

Milestone Documents

The Magna Carta

The 'Albany Plan'

The Declaration of Rights

The Declaration of Rights and Grievances

The Virginia Declaration of Rights

Declaration of Independence

Rough Draft of the Declaration of Independence

Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms 

The Articles of Confederation

The Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787

United States' Constitution (annotated version)

The States' Debates on the adoption of the Constitution

States' Instruments of Ratification

The Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 & 1799

Virginia Resolution of 1798

Report of 1799, Virginia House of Delegates

The Holy Bible

Valuable Speeches and Works
 

The Federalist Papers
Editorials to the State of New York encouraging the Ratification of the Constitution

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!
Text of Patrick Henry's speech to the Virginia House of Burgesses

President George Washington's Farewell Address

 

 

 

Other Noteworthy Items

Benjamin Franklin's Speech at the Constitutional Convention

A National Thanksgiving - George Washington

Opinion on the Constitutionality of a National Bank
Thomas Jefferson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the verbiage in the documents above have fallen out of general use. 
You may search for definitions here: 1828 edition of Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language


 

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