Famous Documents, Speeches & Trials
Search the collections of the Library of Congress for particular
speeches and the people who gave them.
Guide to U.S. Government: Historical Documents
This site, created by the U.S. Government Printing Office, provides
information about a number of historical documents such as the
Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and the Gettysburg
Each year more that a million viewers come to the Rotunda of the
National Archives to see the Charters of Freedom displayed there:
the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill
of Rights. View them here online.
Chronology of U.S. Historical
Organized by century, the University of Oklahoma College of Law
provides a directory of links to historical documents that date
from the Pre-Colonial Era to the present.
Constitution of the United States
View high-resolution images of the Constitution and read more
about its development, significance, and history on this site
compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration.
Trials by Doug Linder
This site, sponsored by the University of Missouri-Kansas, contains
information on some of the most famous trials in U.S. history.
It also includes trial excerpts and biographical information about
the trial participants.
The National Constitution Center links to historical documents that relate to
American Constitutional history, such as the Mayflower Compact, the Articles
of Confederation, the Federalist Papers, the Emancipation Proclamation and more.
Basic Documents and Writings
Information USA, created by the U.S. Department of State, provides
links to many famous political and historical documents in three
languages: English, Spanish and French.
Information USA, from the U.S. Department of State, provides links
to many famous political speeches as well as other sites that
provide directories to collections of speeches.
Directory: U.S. Constitution
This is a directory of links to sites about the Constitution,
amendments and other historical documents.
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