Quaker Petition To Congress, 1783
As early as 1688, the Quakers had been expressing their opposition to slavery, which they considered to be sinful. This petition, asking that Congress end the slave trade, was signed by more than five hundred Quakers.
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Declaration of War Against Germany, 1917
On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson delivered this address to a joint session of Congress and called for a declaration of war against Germany. The resulting congressional vote brought the United States into World War I.
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Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Although the declaration of Human Rights is an International document, it was created at the urging and under the direction of Eleanor Roosevelt, U.N. Delegate.
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Declaration of Independence
On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall), approved the Declaration of Independence.
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Congress' Response to King James' Declaration
On December 6, 1775, the Continental Congress issued this declaration in response to King James' Proclamation For Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition.
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