American Originals - This site from the National Archives and Records Administration provides images of original American documents including the Louisiana Purchase, JFK’s Inaugural Address, and more.
Charters of Freedom - The National Archives and Records Administration provides this site with images, transcripts, and information about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
Chronology of U.S. Historical Documents - A timeline of historical documents as well as full-text access to those documents, from the University of Oklahoma’s Law Center.
Constitution of the United States of America - Full-text access to all the articles and amendments to the U.S. Constitution. From the United States National Archives.
Declaration of Independence - This site provides full text of the document as well as biographies of its signers, the history of the Declaration, as well as links to other Declaration-related biographies and histories.
Documents for the Study of American History - This site provides you with html, pdf, and audiofiles to documents like Columbus’ journals, colonial charters, and memorandums about the Cuban Missile Crisis. The site is organized by century. It’s really great stuff for reports.
To Form a More Perfect Union - A special presentation from the Library of Congress that outlines the history of the creation of the Constitution of the United States.
U.S. Historical Documents Archive - An archive of American documents from the US Historical Documents Archive. You can browse by time period or by document type.
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