American History

The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

Patrick Henry's Liberty or Death speech

Thomas Paine's Common Sense

The Declaration of Independence

The Federalist Papers (outside link)

The Constitution

George Washington's Farewell Address

The Monroe Doctrine

Seneca Falls Convention and Declaration of Sentiments

Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address

The Gettysburg Address and Emancipation Proclamation

Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points

Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms

Franklin Roosevelt's Infamy speech

Congress' Declaration of War with Japan

The Truman Doctrine

Dwight D. Eisenhower's Farewell Address

John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address

John F. Kennedy's Man on the Moon speech

John F. Kennedy's "Because they are Hard" speech

Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech

President Johnson's Gulf of Tonkin Message to Congress

The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

Robert Kennedy's speech on the death of Martin Luther King

Edward Kennedy's eulogy to Robert Kennedy

The War Powers Resolution

Richard Nixon's resignation

Succession to the Presidency in case of vacancy

Ronald Reagan's Crusade for Freedom speech

Ronald Reagan's Evil Empire speech

Maya Angelou's poem from President Clinton's First Inaugural

Congressional Authorization for the Use of Force in response to the attacks of September 11, 2001.

George W. Bush's September 20, 2001 Address


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Last Modified September 11, 2002
Thomas E. Gort