Federal Government Documents

Declaration of Rights and Grievances, 1765
Declaration and Resolves, 1774
An Appeal to the Inhabitants of Quebec, 1774
The Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms, 1775
Olive Branch Petition, 1775
Resolutions and Recommendations of the Continental Congress, 1776
Jefferson's "Rough Draft" of the Declaration of Independence, 1776
Articles of Confederation, 1781
The Treaty of Paris, 1783
Northwest Ordinance, 1787
Report of the Committee of Style, 1787
United States Constitution, 1789
Address of the Senate to George Washington, 1789
Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1789
Opinion on the Constitutionality of the Residence Bill, 1790
Opinion on Renouncing Treaties with France, 1793

Declaration of Independence, 1776