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Click on the links below to use original historical documents in your classroom:

The Magna Carta, 1215

Letter from Christopher Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel, Announcing His Discovery, 1493

The Mayflower Compact, 1620

Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges, 1701

Patrick Henry: "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death", 1775

The Declaration of Independence, 1776

The Articles of Confederation & Perpetual Union, 1777

The Constitution of the United States of America, 1787

The Bill of Rights and Later Amendments, 1791

Petition from the Pennsylvania Society for the Abolition of Slavery, 1790

President George Washington's Farewell Address, 1796

The Star Spangled Banner, 1812

The Monroe Doctrine, 1823

The Monroe Doctrine Version Two, 1823

President Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, 1861

The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863

The Gettysburg Address, 1863

The American's Creed, 1923

President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Four Freedoms Speech, January 1941

President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor Speech, December 1941

The Truman Doctrine, 1947

Eleanor Roosevelt, On the Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rigths, 1948

The Pledge of Allegiance, 1954

President John F. Kennedy's Man on the Moon Speech, 1961

Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream, 1963

President Ronald Reagan's First Inaugural Adress, 1981

Elie Wiesel, The Perils of Indifference, 1999

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