Essential Documents in American History
These letters, speeches, bills, sermons, and essays have been selected not chiefly for the historical importance of the events they document but for their intrinsic merit as sources of reflection on issues of abiding importance to us as human beings and American citizens. Please help us refine our selections by reviewing or downloading our working list and adding your comments on those that you think should be included or removed. Recommendations should be directed to email@example.com.
Documents, Discussions, and Classroom Activities
|Declaration of Independence (1776)||text||discussion|
|George Washington, Farewell Address (1796)||text||discussion|
|Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address (1865)||text||discussion|
|Woodrow Wilson, Fourteen Points for Peace (1918)||text||discussion|
|Martin Luther King, Letter from Birmingham Jail (1963)||text||discussion|