Table of contents for Our documents : 100 milestone documents from the National Archives.

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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 
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 
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. 
1916 Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of
1917 Zimmermann Telegram
1917 Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against 
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 
1941 Lend-Lease Act
1941 Executive Order 8802: Prohibition of Discrimination in the Defense 
1941 Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against 
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 
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
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