HERITAGE LIBRARY

DOCUMENTS, ARTICLES, AND VAST ARCHIVES
OF AMERICAN HISTORICAL TRUTHS

Report of the Committee of Style

Date:1787 Annotation: Toward the end of the Constitutional Convention, the delegates appointed a committee to revise and arrange the …

U.S. Constitution

Annotation: The U.S.Constitution was ratified on September 17, 1787 at the Constitutional Convention in Philedelphia. Document: We the People of …

Northwest Ordinance

Date:1787 Annotation: Some of the bitterest controversies in post-Revolutionary American involved western land. Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, North …

The Annapolis Convention

Date:1786 Annotation: The proceedings of a convention to consider revising the Articles of Confederation. Document: PROCEEDINGS OF COMMISSIONERS TO REMEDY DEFECTS …

The Whiskey Rebellion

Author:   George Washington Date:1784 Annotation: Washington’s proclamation on the Whiskey Rebellion. Document: BY AUTHORITY By the president of the United States of …

Articles of Confederation

Date:1781 Annotation: After considerable debate and alteration, the Articles of Confederation were adopted by the Continental Congress on November …

A Bill Concerning Slaves

Author:   Thomas Jefferson Date:1779 Annotation: A bill concerning slaves in Virginia. Document: Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that no …

Thoughts on Government

Author:   John Adams Date:1776 Annotation: Thoughts on Government was written by John Adams during the spring of 1776 in …

Declaratory Act

Annotation: The Declaratory Act of 1766stated that the British Parliament’s taxing authority was the same in America as …

Resolutions on the Stamp Act

Date:1765 Annotation: Resolutions on the Stamp Act, Massachusetts Assembly Document: WHEREAS the just rights of his majesty’s subjects of this province, …

Stamp Act

Date:1765 Annotation: To increase revenues to pay the cost of militarily defending the colonies, Parliament passed the Stamp Act, …

Quartering Act

British Parliament – 1765 An act to amend and render more effectual, in his Majesty’s dominions in America, …

Currency Act of 1764

Date:1764 Annotation: The Currency Act prohibited colonial governments from issuing paper money and required all taxes and debts to …
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