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Table of Contents

Class Syllabus

About The Iroquois Constitution
Note 1
Note 2
The Constitution of The Six (Iroquois) Nations
The Great Binding Law, Gayanashagowa
Rights, Duties and Qualifications of Lords
Election of Pine Tree Chiefs
Names, Duties and Rights of War Chiefs
Clans and Consanguinity
Official Symbolism
Laws of Adoption
Laws of Emigration
Rights of Foreign Nations
Rights and Powers of War
Treason or Secession of a Nation
Rights of the People of the Five Nations
Religious Ceremonies Protected
The Installation Song
Protection of the House
Funeral Addresses

Magna Carta

The Mayflower Compact

The Fundamental Orders of 1639

The First Thanksgiving Proclamation

Time Line -- America during the Age of Revolution
1764
Sugar Act.
Currency Act.
Beginnings of Colonial Opposition.
1765
Quartering Act.
Stamp Act.
Organized Colonial Protest.
1766
Repeal of the Stamp Act.
Declaratory Act.
Resistance to the Quartering Act in New York.
1767
Townshend Acts.
Nonimportation.
"Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania"
1768
Massachusetts Circular Letter.
1769
Virginia's Resolutions.

1770
Townshend Acts Cut Back.
An End to Nonimportation.
Conflict between Citizens and British Troops in New York.
Boston Massacre.

1771
1772
Attack on the "Gaspee."
Committees of Correspondence.
1773
Tea Act.
Boston Tea Party.
1774
Coercive Acts.
Quartering Act.
The Colonies Organize Protest.
The First Continental Congress.
New England Prepares for War.
1775
New England Restraining Act.
New England Resists.
Lexington and Concord.
The Second Continental Congress.
George Washington is named commander-in-chief.
Bunker Hill.
Olive Branch Petition.
Congress Treats with the Indians.
Congress Creates a Navy.
Congress Searches for Foreign Aid.
1776
"Common Sense."
The British Evacuate Boston.
Congress Authorizes the Colonies to Write Constitutions.
Congress Declares Independence.
Battle of Long Island.
Congress Names Commissioners to Treat with Foreign Nations
The Battle of White Plains.
Retreat through New Jersey.
Battle of Trenton.
1777
Battle of Princeton.
America Has a Flag.
The British Attack Philadelphia.
Saratoga.
The "Conway Cabal."
Articles of Confederation.
1778
France and America Become Allies.
The British Attempt to Make Peace.
John Paul Jones Wins Victories.
The Battle of Monmouth.
1779
The British Attack in North and South.
Spain Joins the War.
1780
The British Take Charleston, South Carolina.
A Mutiny in the Continental Army.
The Treason of Benedict Arnold.
1781
Congress Creates a Department of Finance.
The Articles of Confederation Are Ratified.
The Battle of Yorktown.
1782
Peace Negotiations Begin in Paris.
1783
The Army Complains.
Congress Ratifies the Preliminary Articles of Peace.
The Loyalists and British Evacuate New York.
The American Army Disbands.
Congress Is Threatened.
1784
The Western Territories.
Congress Creates a Board of Finance.
New York the Temporary Capital.
1785
Congress Lacks Power over Commerce.
Conference at Mount Vernon.
Land Ordinance.
1786
The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom.
Attempts to Revise the Articles of Confederation.
Annapolis Convention.
1787
The Constitutional Convention.
Northwest Ordinance.
Congress Receives the Constitution.
"The Federalist." and "Antifederalist" Papers
1788
The Constitution Is Ratified by Nine States.
Congress Steps Aside for a New Government.
 

Patrick Henry, Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death.

Declaration of The Causes And Necessity of Taking up Arms.

Proclamation of Rebellion.

Reply of the United Colonies to the Declaration of Rebellion.

The Tory Act.

Thomas Paine, COMMON SENSE.
1776
1.  Introduction.
2.  Of the Origin and Design of Government in General.
With Concise Remarks on the English Constitution

3.  Of Monarchy and Hereditary Succession
4.  Thoughts of the Present State of American Affairs
5. Of the Present Ability of America, with Some Miscellaneous Reflections
6.  Appendix
7.  Epistle to Quakers

Thomas Paine, AGE OF REASON
1794/1795

The Declaration of Independence

The Articles of Confederation

Letter of The President of The Federal Convention, to The
President of Congress, Transmitting The Constitution

 

The Constitution of the United States of America
Article I

Section 1.
Section 2.
Section 3.
Section 4.
Section 5.
Section 6.
Section 7.
Section 8.
Section 9.
Section 10.

Article II

Section 1.
Section 2.
Section 3.
Section 4.

Article III

Section 1.
Section 2.
Section 3.

Article IV

Section 1.
Section 2.
Section 3.
Section 4.

Article V

Article VI

Article VII
Amendments to The Constitution Of The United States
Amendment I (1791)
Amendment II (1791)
Amendment III (1791)
Amendment IV (1791)
Amendment V (1791)
Amendment VI (1791)
Amendment VII (1791)
Amendment VIII (1791)
Amendment IX (1791)
Amendment X (1791)
Amendment XI (1798)
Amendment XII (1804)
Amendment XIII (1865)
Amendment XIV (1868)
Amendment XV (1870)
Amendment XVI (1913)
Amendment XVII (1913)
Amendment XVIII (1919)
Amendment XIX (1920)
Amendment XX (1933)
Amendment XXI (1933)
Amendment XXII (1951)
Amendment XXIII (1961)
Amendment XXIV (1964)
Amendment XXV (1967)
Amendment XXVI (1971)

 

The Federalist Papers

The Anti-Federalist Papers

To the PEOPLE of MARYLAND

The Address and Reasons of Dissent
Of the Minority of the Convention
Of the State of Pennsylvania

Richmond, State of Virginia
In Convention

State of Rhode-island, and Providence-plantations
In Convention, at Poughkeepsie, State of New-York and
Ratification of the Constitution,
by the Convention of the State of New-York

President George Washington's Farewell Address

Mr. Justice Story's Commentaries on the Constitution

Library of Congress site for other early federal materials

Another Site with Interesting Documents on American Political  History

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