Please note that many of the following Documents have words spelled as they were at the time they were written.


Time Line of Western Philosophers

Time Line of Western Philosophy

The Code of Hammurabi  (2500 BC)

The Republic by Plato  (360 BC)

The Oath of Hippocrates  (Fifth Century)

The Magna Carta  (1215)

Natural Law

Early Church Documents


Letter from Christopher Columbus to King and Queen of Spain  (1490’s)

Treaty of Tordesillas  (1494)

Martin Luther 95 Theses  (1517)

17th Century

The First Virginia Charter  (April 10, 1606)

The Second Virginia Charter  (May 23, 1609)

The Third Virginia Charter  (March 12, 1612)

The Mayflower Compact  (1620)

Tulip Mania  (around 1624)

Toleration Act (1649)

The First Thanksgiving Proclamation  (1676)

The English Bill of Rights  (1689)

18th Century

John Locke

Early Congressional Documents  (1774-1789)

The Albany Plan of 1754  (1754)

John Adams’ Diary  (1756)

Proclamation of 1763

The Sugar Act  (1764)

The Resolutions of the Stamp Act  (October 19, 1765)

Townshend Acts (1767)

Samuel Adams, The Rights of the Colonists (November 20, 1772)

The Tea Act  (1773)

The Declaration of Rights  (October 14, 1774)

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death  by Patrick Henry  (March 23,1775)

The Declaration of Arms  (July 6, 1775)

Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation  (1775)

Olive Branch Petition  (July 8, 1775)

Common Sense by Thomas Paine  (1776)

The Wealth of Nations  (1776)

The Virginia Declaration of Rights  (June 12,1776)

Lee Resolution 1776

The Declaration of Independence  (July 4, 1776)


The Works of Benjamin Franklin

The Articles of Confederation  (November 15,1777)

Treaty of Alliance with France 1778

Sherman Silver Act  (1890)

The Newburgh Address  (1783)

The Great Seal of the United States 1782

The Paris Peace Treaty  (1783)

The Federalist Papers

Memorial and Remonstrance  (June 20, 1785)

Land Ordiance  (1785)

The United States Constitution  (1787)

Virginia Plan (1787)

The Northwest Ordinance  (July 13, 1787)

Federalist Papers 10 and 51 (1787-1787)

Three-Fifths Compromise  (1787)

The Great Compromise  (1787)

The Letter of Transmittal of the United States Constitution  (September 17, 1789)

George Washington’s First Inaugural Address (1789)

Federal Judiciary Act  (1789)

The Bill of Rights  (1791)    Amendments 1-27

Militia Act of 1792

The Proclamation of Neutrality  (April 22, 1793)

The Fugitive Slave Law of 1793

Jay’s Treaty  (1794)

The Whiskey Rebellion  (1794)

Patent of the Cotton Gin (1794)

The Treaty of Greenville  (1795)

Pinckney’s Treaty  (1795)

The Naturalization Act of 1795

Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior by George Washington

George Washington’s Farewell Address 1796

Gracchus Babeuf and the Conspiracy of the Equals 1796

George Washington’s Prayer Journal

More Washington Coming!!

The Alien Act  (July 14,1798)

The Sedition Act  (July 14,1798)

The Alien and Sedition Act (1798)

The Virginia and Kentucky and Resolves   (1798)

19th Century

The Danbury Baptists’ letter to Thomas Jefferson  (October 7, 1801)

Thomas Jefferson’s Letter to the Danbury Baptists   (January 1, 1802)

The Louisiana Purchase 1803

Marbury v. Madison (1803)

Embargo Act of 1807

Non-Intercourse Act of 1809

Treaty of Ghent (1814)

The Star Spangled Banner  (September 20, 1814)

Rush-Bagot Agreement  (1817)

Adams-Onís Treaty (1819)

McCullough v. Maryland (1819)

Missouri Compromise (1820)

The Monroe Doctrine  (December 2,1823)

Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)

Tariff Of Abominations  (1828)

Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek  (1830)

Andrew Jackson’s Message to Congress (1830)

Indian Removal Act of 1830

South Carolina Ordinance of Nullification  (1832)

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848)

Declaration of Sentiments  (1848)

Communist Manifesto  (1848)

Compromise of 1850

Fugitive Slave Act (1850)

Fort Laramie Treaty (1851)

Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854)

Dred Scott Decision     (Dred Scott v Sanford)      (1857)

Lincoln Douglas First Debate Ottawa, Illinois  August 21, 1858

Lincoln Douglas Second Debate Freeport, Illinois  August 27, 1858

Lincoln Douglas Third Debate Jonesboro, Illinois  September 15, 1858

Lincoln Douglas Fourth Debate Charleston, Illinois  September 18, 1858

Lincoln Douglas Fifth Debate Galesburg, Illinois  October 7, 1858

Lincoln Douglas Sixth Debate Quincy, Illinois  October 13, 1858

Lincoln Douglas Seventh Debate Alton, Illinois  October 15, 1858

Freeport Doctrine  (1858)

Telegram Announcing the Surrender of Fort Sumter (1861)

Abraham Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address  (March 4, 1861)

Constitution of the Confederate States  (March 11, 1861)

Homestead Act (1862)

Pacific Railway Act (1862)

Morrill Act (1862)

The Battle Hymn of the Republic

The Emancipation Proclamation  (1863)

War Department General Order 143: Creation of the US Colored Troops (1863)

Gettysburg Address  (November 19, 1863)

Wade-Davis Bill (1864)

Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address  (1865)

Articles of Agreement Regarding the Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia (1865)

13th Amendment to the US Constitution: Abolition of Slavery (1865)

Treaty of Medicine Lodge  (1867)

Reconstruction Act  (1867)

Check for the purchase of Alaska (1868)

Treaty of Fort Laramie (1868)

14th Amendment to the US Constitution: Civil Rights to Former Slaves (1868)

15th Amendment to the US Constitution: Voting Rights to Former Slaves (1870)

Act Establishing Yellowstone National Park (1872)

General Amnesty Act of 1872

Compromise of 1877

Sherman Silver Purchase Act  (1878)

Jim Crow Laws  (1877-1960’s)

Thomas Edison Patent Application for the Light Bulb (1880)

Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)

Pendleton Civil Service Act (1883)

Interstate-Commerce Act (1887)

Dawes General Allotment  Act (1887)

Sherman Antitrust Act (1890)

Atlanta Compromise (1895)

Plessy v Ferguson (1896)

Delome Letter (1898)

Joint Resolution to Provide for Annexing the Hawaiian Islands to the United States (1898)

Teller Amendment (1898)

Open Door Policy  (1899)


20th Century

Platt Amendment (1903)

Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty  (1903)

Hay-Herran Treaty  (1903)

Theodore Roosevelt’s Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine (1905)

Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906

16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Federal Income Tax (1913)

17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Direct Election of U.S. Senators (1913)

The Clayton Anti-Trust Act  (1914)

Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of (1916)

Selective Service Act of 1917

Zimmermann Telegram (1917)

Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Germany (1917)

The Espionage Act of 1918

President Woodrow Wilson’s 14 Points (1918)

The Treaty of Versailles  (1919)

The Volstead Act   (1919)

19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women’s Right to Vote (1920)

Boulder Canyon Project Act (1928)

Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act (1930)

Tennessee Valley Authority Act (1933)

National Industrial Recovery Act (1933)

National Labor Relations Act (1935)

Social Security Act (1935)

President Franklin Roosevelt’s Radio Address unveiling the second half of the New Deal (1936)

Helvering vs. Davis- 1937

The Neutrality Acts of 1939

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Infamy Speech  (1941)

President Franklin Roosevelt’s Annual Message (Four Freedoms) to Congress (1941)

Lend-Lease Act (1941)

Executive Order 8802: Prohibition of Discrimination in the Defense Industry (1941)

Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Japan (1941)

Executive Order 9066: Japanese Relocation Order (1942)

General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Order of the Day (1944)

Servicemen’s Readjustment Act (1944)

Manhattan Project Notebook (1945)

Surrender of Germany (1945)

United Nations Charter (1945)

Surrender of Japan (1945)

Truman Doctrine (1947)

United Nations Declaration of Human Rights  (1948)

Marshall Plan (1948)

Press Release Announcing U.S. Recognition of Israel (1948)

Executive Order 9981: Desegregation of the Armed Forces (1948)

North Atlantic Treaty  (April 4, 1949)

Armistice Agreement for the Restoration of the South Korean State (1953)

Senate Resolution 301: Censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy (1954)

Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

National Interstate and Defense Highways Act (1956)

Executive Order 10924: Establishment of the Peace Corps. (1961)

President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Farewell Address (1961)

President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address (1961)

Inaugural Address of John F. Kennedy  (1961)

Transcript of John Glenn’s Official Communication with the Command Center (1962)

Aerial Photograph of Missiles in Cuba (1962)

I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King  (August 28, 1963)

Test Ban Treaty (1963)

Official Program for the March on Washington (1963)

Letter from a Birmingham Jail   Martin Luther King  (April 1963)

Civil Rights Act (1964)

Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution (1964)

Social Security Act Amendments (1965)

Voting Rights Act (1965)

NAFTA  (1994)


21th Century



The Heidelberg Catechism     (1563)

The Westminster Confession of Faith  (1646)

The Bill of Responsibilities

Project Follow Through  (1967)

The Broken Window Theory  (March 1982)

Not yours to give  by  Davy Crockett  (  Member of Congress 1827-1835)

That which is seen and that which is not seen  (Frederic Bastiat  1801-1850)

Math vs English

The Rules by Bill Gates

What happened to the signers of the Declaration of Independence?

Obituary   (The Death of Common Sense)

I Pencil

The Journalist’s Creed

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