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U.S. History Documents

Magna Carta 1215 Limited the power of the king
Mayflower Compact 1620 Established the idea of self-government; signed by most men on the ship.
Albany Plan of Union 1754 By Ben Franklin; early attempt to unify the colonies
Proclamation of 1763 Americans not allowed to settle west of Appalachian Mountains
Declaration of Independence 1776 By Thomas Jefferson-announced the independence of the colonies from England
Articles of Confederation 1777 A government that was a failure because it created a weak national government
U.S. Constitution 1787 Legislative, Executive, & Judicial branches- "We the People"
Bill of Right 1791 1st 10 amendments to the Constitution
Washington's Farewell Address A speech that discouraged political parties & permanent alliances with foreign countries
Marbury v. Madison 1803 Supreme Court had a right to review all laws (Judicial Review)
Monroe Doctrine Presidential message that said Europe should not interfere in Latin American affairs and do not try to colonize in North or South America
Declaration of Sentiments Documents signed by 68 women and 32 men at the Women's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls
Fugitive Slave Law Fugitive slaves in the North had to be returned to their owners
Kansas-Nebraska Act Allowed Kansas & Nebraska to decide for themselves whether they should allow slavery or not
Emancipation Proclamation Executive order given by Lincoln to free the slaves
Lincoln's First Inaugural Address A speech that encouraged preservation of the Union & promised that slavery would not be abolished
Gettysburg Address Famous speech by Lincoln given to honor the union soldiers. Four score and seven years ago...
Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address A speech that encouraged peace between the North and South after the Civil War & abolition of slavery
Jefferson Davis' 1st Inaugural Address Speech that said secession (separation) from the Union is a must & we will fight if separation is denied to us.
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