Saturday, November 18, 2006

100 Milestone Documents in American History

There is a website called Our Documents that has a page with links to 100 milestone documents. These include the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, speeches, court cases, treaties, and acts.

These documents cover the period from 1776 to 1965 and are some of the most important documents in our nation's history. The site is not only a good resource for students, but also for the citizen who wants to be more informed about our nation's history and operation.

The Avalon Project at Yale Law School has a website with The Federalist Papers. This is a good resource for reading the writings of our early leaders. The site also has links to documents from "Pre-18th Century" right on through "21st Century" so you can read a lot of other historical documents there, in addition to the Federalist Papers.

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At 2:52 PM, Anonymous Pop said...

The two on the list of 100 that really matter are The Constitution of the United States and The Bill of Rights, as they are written in plain English. Don't ever let anyone convince you that you need ABA approval to understand them. A law degree is not a qualafication to sit on the Supreme Court. The founders knew what they were doing.

 
At 5:09 PM, Blogger Mary A said...

Indeed the founders did know what they were doing. Too bad we tend to try to wander away from what they intended.

 

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