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Basic Documents and Writings

Declaration of Independence

Constitution of the United States of America
Bill of Rights
Famous Speeches
Basic Readings in U.S. Democracy

Civil Rights - An Overview of Civil Rights in the United States

The Mayflower Compact
The First Thanksgiving Proclamation - 1676
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1733-1758
The Library of America
Thomas Paine, Common Sense
The Library of America
The Federalist Papers
The Monroe Doctrine
Abraham Lincoln: Emancipation Proclamation
The Truman Doctrine
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Updated: August 2001