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The American Colonist: Primary Source Documents Pertaining to North American History
---contains a collection of literature and doucments relevant to the early development of the Americas and arranged in chronological sequence from 500 B.C. to 1800 A.D,
American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library

---contains collections from the Library of Congress and other institutions and features historical photos, maps, documents, letters, speeches, sound recordings, videos, and prints that document American history.
The Avalon Project at Yale Law School : Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy
---contains digital documents in the field of law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy, and government from pre-18th century through the present.
A Chronology of US Historical Documents

---presents text of US historical documents arranged in chronological order from the Pre-Colonial era to the present and includes presidential inaugural addresses, songs, poems, and letters.
Continental Congress & Constitutional Convention Broadsides Home Page

---contains 274 documents relating to the work of Congress and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution including broadsides, journals, resolutions, proclamations, committee reports, treaties, and early printed versions of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
Digital History Primary Source Documents
---contains over 600 annotated documents and background information dealing with American politics, diplomacy, and social history from the Age of Explorers to the 1800s.
Documenting the American South
---contains primary source slavery narratives and first-person narratives of the South as well as a digitized library of southern literature.
A Hypertext on American History from the colonial period until Modern Times

---contains over 100 historical documents relating to United States history, from the 1400s to the present, including letters, charters, essays, speeches, journal entries, inaugural addresses, autobiographies, and biographies.
In the First Person
---contains personal narratives, including letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories of more than 300,000 individuals.
Making of America

---contains primary sources from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
NARA | The National Archives Experience

---includes full-text and images of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights as well as information on their making and impact.
New Deal Network

---contains hundreds of primary sources related to the Depression era and the New Deal, including letters, photographs, posters, political cartoons, government documents, and speeches.
Our Documents - 100 Milestone Documents
---contains 100 milestone documents compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration which chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965.
The Papers of Jefferson Davis

---features the writings of Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederacy.
Source Documents in US Histry
---contains United States historical douments from the Age of Explorers to 2006, including acts, resolutions, ordinances, agreements, treaties, court cases, and inaugural addresses.
Teaching American Document Library
---contains letters, speeches, documents, web sites, books, and articles on signifcant people and events in American political thought and history.

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online Catalog
LIFE Photo Archive
World War II Photos

Political Cartoons
HarpWeek: Explore History
Political Cartoons of the Civil War
Herblock's History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millennium

World War I Political Cartoons

Library of Congress: Prints & Photographs Online Catalog

Running for Office: Candidates, Campaigns & The Cartoons of Clifford K. Berryman


African American History: Major Speeches | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed
---contains speeches from African American activisits and leaders from 1789 to the present.
American Leaders Speak: Recordings from World War I and the 1920 Election, 1918-1920
---consists of fifty-nine sound recordings of speeches by American leaders from 1918-1920 focusing on issues and events surrounding the First World War and the subsequent presidential election of 1920.
American Rhetoric: Top 100 Speeches
---contains full text transcriptions of 100 significant American political speeches made during the 20th century.
Famous Speeches in History - The Speech Archive
---contains transcripts of great and famous speeches in history, including U.S. presidents, African-Americans and women.
Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches from Around the World
---features speeches of influential women from around the world from1848 to 2010.
The History Place - Great Speeches Collection

---contains speeches given by a diverse mix of influentual men and women throughout history.

Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States

---contains the inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States.

Say it Plain, Say it Loud: A Century of Great African American Speeches

---features documentaries and transcripts of famous speeches by a diverse mix of black leaders of the 20thcentury.