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Declarations
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.

Mar 17, 2006, 5:40pm

Declarations
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.

Mar 17, 2006, 5:36pm

Declarations
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.

Mar 17, 2006, 4:03pm

Declarations
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.

Mar 17, 2006, 1:11pm

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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.
Mar 17, 2006, 1:02pm




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19th Amendment of the US Constitution - Women's Right To Vote
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16th Amendment to the US Constitution
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Acts
The Volstead Act
The Alien and Sedition Acts
Sherman Act, 1890
Agreements
Purchase of Alaska
Missouri Compromise, 1820
The Agreement of Secrecy
Articles
Articles of Confederation (Part 1)
Articles of Confederation (Part 2)
Bills
Wade - Davis Bill
Budgets of the US Government
Budget of the US Government 2005
Budget of the US Government 2004
Budget of the US Government 2003
Citations
Citations for Dr. Jonas E. Salk and The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis for the Polio Vaccine
Declarations
Quaker Petition To Congress, 1783
Declaration of War Against Germany, 1917
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Important Writings, Papers, & Designs
Zimmerman Telegram
The de Lôme Letter
Press Release - U.S. Recognition of Israel (1948)
Patents
Patent For The Electric Guitar
Patent for the Cotton Gin
Patent for the Electric Lamp
Plans
Virginia Plan
Presidential Executive Orders
Executive Order 9981: Desegregation of the Armed Forces, 1948
Executive Order 10924 - Establishment of the Peace Corps, 1961
Executive Order 8802
Proclamations
Thanksgiving - The Continental Congress Gives Thanks
Emancipation Proclamation
A Proclamation For Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition
Resolutions
Joint Resolution - American Indian Religious Freedom, 1978
Senate Resolution 301
The Censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy, 1954
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, 1964
Speeches
The Silent Majority Speech
"I Have A Dream" Speech (1963)
President Nixon's Phone Call to the Moon
Supreme Court Decisions
Roe V. Wade - Women's Right to Choose
Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, 1831
Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824
Treaties
Antarctic Treaty
Lousiana Purchase Treaty, 1803
Treaty of Paris -1783

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