HERITAGE LIBRARY

DOCUMENTS, ARTICLES, AND VAST ARCHIVES
OF AMERICAN HISTORICAL TRUTHS

Manifest Destiny

Date:1839 Annotation: In 1845, John L. O’Sullivan (1813-1895), editor of the Democratic Review, referred in his magazine to America’s …

Address of the Honorable S. F. Austin

Author:   Stephen F. Austin Date:1836 Annotation: Stephen F. Austin defends Texas’ Declaration of Independence. Document: It is with the most unfeigned …

Declaration of the People of Texas

Date:1835 Annotation: This declaration announced the colonist’s intention to fight for the restoration of the Constitution of 1824 and …

Worcester v. Georgia

Author:   John Marshall Date:1832 Annotation: Supreme Court ruling on state jurisdiction over Indian lands. Document: MARSHALL, C. J. This cause, in …

Cherokee v. Georgia

Date:1831 Annotation: In 1831 the US Supreme Court issued a judgment that defined Native Americans as “domestic dependant nations” …

The Removal Act of 1830

Date:1830 Annotation: An Act to provide for an exchange of lands with the Indians residing in any of the …

Gibbons v. Ogden

Author:   John Marshall Date:1824 Annotation: This court decision established that the Constitution defines federal power to regulate commerce and …

Monroe Doctrine

Author:   James Monroe Date:1823 Annotation: The United States not only feared European intervention in Florida, but also in the …

McCullough v. Maryland

Author:   James Madison Date:1819 Annotation: In a direct attack on the new national bank, Maryland actually imposed a tax …

The Treaty of Ghent

Author:   James Monroe Date:1815 Annotation: Ironically, American and British negotiators in Ghent, Belgium, signed a peace treaty ending the …

Peace with Britain

Date:1815 Annotation: Newspaper articles after the War of 1812. Document: New York Evening Post, 13 February 1815 On Saturday evening, about eight …

The New England Threat of Secession

Date:1813 Annotation: Newspaper article Document: Columbian Centinel, 13 January 1813 North of the Delaware, there is among all who do not bask …
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