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Click on the links below to use original historical documents in your classroom: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