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Basic Documents of American(U.S) History

1. Magna Carta 1215
2. Columbus Letter Announcing His Discovery 1493
3. The Mayflower Compact 1620
4. Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges 1701
5. Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death Patrick Henry, 1775
6. The Declaration of Independence 1776
7. Articles of Confederation 1777
8. Constitution of the United States ratified 1788
9. Bill of Rights and the Later Amendments
10. Petition from the Pa. Society for the Abolition of Slavery 1790
11. To those who keep slaves, and approve the practice Richard Allen 1794
12. Washington’s Farewell Address 1796
13. The Star Spangled Banner 1814
14. The Monroe Doctrine 1823
15. Choctaw Chief George W. Harkins to the American People 1832
16. Daniel Webster’s “Seventh of March” Speech
17. Lincoln’s House Divided Speech 1858
18. Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address 1861
19. The Emancipation Proclamation 1863
20. Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address 1865
21. The Gettysburg Address 1863
22. The Pledge of Allegiance 1892
23. The American’s Creed 1918
24. FDR’s Infamy Speech
25. “Second Bill of Rights” The Economic Bill of Rights, 1944, FDR, excerpted from State of the Union address
26. Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You John F. Kennedy, 1961


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