HERITAGE LIBRARY

DOCUMENTS, ARTICLES, AND VAST ARCHIVES
OF AMERICAN HISTORICAL TRUTHS

Account of the Pueblo Revolt

Author:   Don Antonio de Qtermin Date:1680 Annotation: Letter of the governor and captain-general, Don Antonio de Otermin, from New …

Navigation Acts

Date:1660 Annotation: The Navigation Acts were laws designed to support English shipbuilding and restrict trade competition from England’s commercial …

Maryland Toleration Act

Date:1649 Annotation: Maryland statute concerning religion. Document: Forasmuch as in a well governed and Christian Common Weath matters concerning Religion and …

City Upon a Hill

Author:  John Winthrop Date:1630 Annotation: City upon a hill is the phrase often used to refer to John Winthrop’s famous …

Mayflower Compact

Date:1620 Annotation: Agreement among passengers aboard the Mayflower. Document: IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. We, whose names are underwritten, the …

Return to Roanoke

Author:   John White Date:1590 Annotation: John White returns to Roanoke Island to discover the colonists missing. Document: The 15 of August …

Discourse of Western Planting

Author:   Richard Hakluyt Date:1584 Annotation: Description of the advantages of New World colonization. Document: A particuler discourse concerninge the greate necessitie …

Columbus’s Journal

Annotation: This document is from Columbus’ journal telling of his voyage of 1492. The meaning of this voyage …
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