HERITAGE LIBRARY

DOCUMENTS, ARTICLES, AND VAST ARCHIVES
OF AMERICAN HISTORICAL TRUTHS

Declaration of the War of 1812

Date:1812 Annotation: Newspaper articles Document: The Folly of Joining the Army New York Evening Post, 24 January 1812 “Tricks upon Travellers,” or “More …

Louisiana Purchase Treaty

Date:1803 Annotation: In 1800, Spain secretly ceded the Louisiana territory–the area stretching from Canada to the Gulf Coast and …

Kentucky Resolution

Date:1799 Annotation: Kentucky Resolution, adopted in response to the Alien and Sedition Acts. Document: RESOLUTIONS IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY THE representatives of the …

Sedition Act

Date:1798 Annotation: Sedition Act of 1798 Document: SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the …

Washington’s Farewell Address

Author:   George Washington Date:1796 Annotation: By 1796 Washington was in a position to retire gracefully. He had avoided war …

Treaty of Greenville

Date:1795 Annotation: A treaty between Native Americans and the United States to end war between each other. Document: A treaty of …

The Jay Treaty of 1794

Date:1794 Annotation: The Jay Treaty of 1794 solved many issues between the United States and Great Britain that were …

Proclamation of Neutrality

Date:1793 Annotation: Washington’s Proclamation of Neutrality in the war between Britain and France. Document: A Proclamation Whereas it appears that a state …

Fugitive Slave Law of 1793

Date:1793 Annotation: The Fugitive Slave Acts of 1793 opposed almost every idea set forth by the Constitution. The Congress …

Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport

Date:1790 Annotation: Washington’s letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport. Document: George Washington August, 1790 Gentlemen: While I received with much satisfaction your address …

Judiciary Act of 1789

Date:1789 Annotation: An Act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States. Document: SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the …
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