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CONTENTS Foreword Preface Why These 100 Documents? 1776 Lee Resolution 1776 Declaration of Independence 1777 Articles of Confederation 1778 Treaty of Alliance with France 1782 Original Design of the Great Seal of the United States 1783 Treaty of Paris 1787 Virginia Plan 1787 Northwest Ordinance 1787 Constitution of the United States 1787-1788 Federalist Papers, No. 10 & No. 51 1789 President George Washington's First Inaugural Speech 1789 Federal Judiciary Act 1791 Bill of Rights 1794 Patent for Cotton Gin 1796 President George Washington's Farewell Address 1798 Alien and Sedition Acts 1803 Jefferson's Secret Message to Congress Regarding the Lewis & Clark Expedition 1803 Louisiana Purchase Treaty 1803 Marbury v. Madison 1814 Treaty of Ghent 1819 McCulloch v. Maryland 1820 Missouri Compromise 1823 Monroe Doctrine 1824 Gibbons v. Ogden 1830 President Andrew Jackson's Message to Congress 'On Indian Removal' 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 1850 Compromise of 1850 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act 1857 Scott v. Sandford 1861 Telegram Announcing the Surrender of Fort Sumter 1862 Homestead Act 1862 Pacific Railway Act 1862 Morrill Act 1863 Emancipation Proclamation 1863 War Department General Order 143: Creation of the U.S. Colored Troops 1863 Gettysburg Address 1864 Wade-Davis Bill 1865 President Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address 1865 Articles of Agreement Relating to the Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia 1865 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Abolition of Slavery 1868 Check for the Purchase of Alaska 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie 1868 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Civil Rights 1870 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Voting Rights 1872 Act Establishing Yellowstone National Park 1880 Thomas Edison's Patent Application for the Light Bulb 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act 1883 Pendleton Act 1887 Interstate Commerce Act 1887 Dawes Act 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Act 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson 1898 De Lôme Letter 1898 Joint Resolution to Provide for Annexing the Hawaiian Islands to the United States 1903 Platt Amendment 1905 Theodore Roosevelt's Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine 1913 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Federal Income Tax 1913 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Direct Election of U.S. Senators 1916 Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1917 Zimmermann Telegram 1917 Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Germany 1918 President Woodrow Wilson's 14 Points 1920 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women's Right to Vote 1928 Boulder Canyon Project Act 1933 Tennessee Valley Authority Act 1933 National Industrial Recovery Act 1935 National Labor Relations Act 1935 Social Security Act 1936 President Franklin Roosevelt's Radio Address unveiling the second half of the New Deal 1941 President Franklin Roosevelt's Annual Message Four Freedoms to Congress 1941 Lend-Lease Act 1941 Executive Order 8802: Prohibition of Discrimination in the Defense Industry 1941 Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Japan 1942 Executive Order 9066: Japanese Relocation Order 1944 General Dwight D. Eisenhower's Order of the Day 1944 Servicemen's Readjustment Act 1945 Manhattan Project Notebook 1945 Surrender of Germany 1945 United Nations Charter 1945 Surrender of Japan 1947 Truman Doctrine 1948 Marshall Plan 1948 Press Release Announcing U.S. Recognition of Israel 1948 Executive Order 9981: Desegregation of the Armed Forces 1953 Armistice Agreement for the Restoration of the South Korean State 1954 Senate Resolution 301: Censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy 1954 Brown v. Board of Education 1956 National Interstate and Defense Highways Act 1957 Executive Order 10730: Desegregation of Central High School 1961 President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Farewell Address 1961 President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address 1961 Executive Order 10924: Establishment of the Peace Corps. 1962 Transcript of John Glenn's Official Communication with the Command Center 1962 Aerial Photograph of Missiles in Cuba 1963 Test Ban Treaty 1963 Official Program for the March on Washington 1964 Civil Rights Act 1964 Tonkin Gulf Resolution 1965 Social Security Act Amendments 1965 Voting Rights Act Further Reading Index
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