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Our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
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Harvard Classics, Vol. 43
 
American Historical Documents
 
1000–1904
 
The 47 treaties, speeches, historical accounts and governmental documents in this collection trace the United States from the settling of the continent to the founding of the country to the Civil War and early twentieth-century international relations.
 
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CONTENTS
Bibliographic Record
NEW YORK: P.F. COLLIER & SON COMPANY, 1909–14
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2001
 
 
Introductory Note
  1. The Voyages to Vinland (c. 1000)
  2. The Letter of Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel Announcing His Discovery (1493)
  3. Amerigo Vespucci’s Account of His First Voyage (1497)
  4. John Cabot’s Discovery of North America (1497)
  5. First Charter of Virginia (1606)
  6. The Mayflower Compact (1620)
  7. The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut (1639)
  8. The Massachusetts Body of Liberties (1641)
  9. Arbitrary Government Described and the Government of the Massachusetts Vindicated from that Aspersion, by John Winthrop (1644)
  10. The Instrument of Government (1653)
  11. A Healing Question, by Sir Henry Vane. (1656)
  12. John Eliot’s Brief Narrative (1670)
  13. Declaration of Rights (1765)
  14. The Declaration of Independence (1776)
  15. The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence (1775)
  16. Articles of Confederation (1777)
  17. Articles of Capitulation, Yorktown (1781)
  18. Treaty with Great Britain (1783)
  19. Constitution of the United States (1787)
  20. The Federalist, Nos. 1 and 2 (1787)
  21. Opinion of Chief Justice Marshall, in the Case of McCulloch vs. the State of Maryland (1819)
  22. Washington’s First Inaugural Address (1789)
  23. Treaty with the Six Nations (1794)
  24. Washington’s Farewell Address (1796)
  25. Treaty with France (Louisiana Purchase) (1803)
  26. Treaty with Great Britain (End of War of 1812) (1814)
  27. Arrangement as to the Naval Force to Be Respectively Maintained on the American Lakes (1817)
  28. Treaty with Spain (Acquisition of Florida) (1819)
  29. The Monroe Doctrine (1823)
  30. Webster-Ashburton Treaty with Great Britain (1842)
  31. Treaty with Mexico (1848)
  32. Fugitive Slave Act (1850)
  33. Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address (1861)
  34. Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
  35. Haskell’s Account of the Battle of Gettysburg
      Paras. 1–25
      Paras. 26–50
      Paras. 51–75
      Paras. 76–100
      Paras. 100–125
      Paras. 126–146
  36. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address (1863)
  37. Proclamation of Amnesty (1863)
  38. Lincoln’s Letter to Mrs. Bixby (1864)
  39. Terms of Lee’s Surrender at Appomattox (1865)
  40. Lee’s Farewell to His Army (1865)
  41. Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address (1865)
  42. Proclamation Declaring the Insurrection at an End (1866)
  43. Treaty with Russia (Alaska Purchase) (1867)
  44. Annexation of the Hawaiian Islands (1898)
  45. Recognition of the Independence of Cuba (1898)
  46. Treaty with Spain (Cession of Porto Rico and the Philippines) (1898)
  47. Convention Between the United States and the Republic of Panama (1904)


 
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