U.S. Political and Historical Documents

All links verified as of March 2, 2017
List of Works
[Mayflower Compact]   [Articles of Confederation]   [Federalist Papers]   [Anti-federalist Papers]   [Constitutional Convention Debates]   [U.S. Constitution]  
Works listed on separate author's page
[Declaration of Independence]   [Emancipation Proclamation]   [Gettysburg Address]   [Lincoln's First Inaugural]   [Lincoln's Second Inaugural]  

The Mayflower Compact (Nov. 11, 1620) [HC]
  • HTML (Single page, 3 KB) at the Constitution Society
  • Text file (2 KB) at the Constitution Society
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The Articles of Confederation (Nov. 15, 1777) [GBWW,GI,HTR,HC]
  • HTML (Single page, 22 KB) at the Constitution Society
  • Text file (21 KB) at the Constitution Society
  • Audiobook (MP3, Apple M4B, M3U, Ogg Vorbis) of The Articles of Confederation, the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address at Librivox (Read by Michael Scherer)

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  • Paperback edition of The Constitution of the United States of America, with the Bill of Rights and all of the Amendments; The Declaration of Independence; and the Articles of Confederation (CreateSpace, 2010, 94 pg).
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The Federalist Papers (Oct. 1787 - May 1788) [GBF,GBWW,GI,HTR,HC]
The Federalist Papers were written by James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton under the shared pen name of
"Publius".
  • MultiFormat (HTML, EPUB, Kindle, Text) at Project Gutenberg
  • HTML (Multi-page, indexed) at the Constitution Society
  • Audiobook (MP3, Apple M4B, M3U, Ogg Vorbis) at Librivox (Multiple readers)
  • Audiobook (MP3, Apple M4B, Ogg Vorbis, Speex) at Project Gutenberg

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  • Mass Market Paperback edition (Bantam Classic and Loveswept, 1989, 483 pg).
  • Audio Cassette edition, unabridged, of The Giants of Political Thought : Common Sense, the Declaration of Independence, & The Federalist Papers, narrated by Craig Deitschmann (Simon & Schuster, 1998).
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The Anti-Federalist Papers (1787)
  • HTML (Multi-page, indexed) at the Constitution Society
  • Audiobook (MP3, Apple M4B, M3U, Ogg Vorbis) at Librivox (Multiple readers)

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  • Mass Market Paperback edition of The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates (Signet Classics, 2003, 416 pg).
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The Constitutional Convention Debates (1787)
  • HTML (Multi-page, indexed) at the Constitution Society

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  • Mass Market Paperback edition of The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates (Signet Classics, 2003, 416 pg).
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The Constitution of the United States (Sept. 28, 1787; took effect March 9, 1789) [GBWW,GI,HTR,HC]
  • HTML (Bill of Rights linked from menu bar) at the National Archives
  • HTML (Multi-page) at the Constitution Society
  • Audiobook (MP3, Apple M4B, M3U, Ogg Vorbis) of The Articles of Confederation, the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address at Librivox (Read by Michael Scherer)

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  • Hardcover edition of The Constitution of the United States of America, with all Amendments (Applewood Books, 1995, 36 pg).
  • Paperback edition of The Constitution of the United States of America, with the Bill of Rights and Amendments 11-27; and The Declaration of Independence (National Center for Constitutional Studies, 2015, 52 pg).
  • Kindle edition (BN Publishing, 2016).
  • Audio CD edition of the Unabridged U.S. Constitution & Declaration of Independence (BN Publishing, 2016).
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Sir Thomas Malory (c. 1405-1471)
St. Catherine of Genoa (1447-1510)
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494)
Nicolò Machiavelli (1469-1527)
Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1469-1536)
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)
Ludovico Ariosto (1474-1533)
Baldassare Castiglione (1478-1529)
Sir Thomas More (c. 1478-1535)
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556)
François Rabelais (c. 1495-1553)
John Calvin (1509-1564)
St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)
Sir Thomas Hoby (1530-1566)
Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)
William Gilbert (1540-1603)
St. John of the Cross (1542-1591)
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
(The Book of Common Prayer) (1549)
Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550-1604)
Edmund Spenser (1552-1599)
Richard Hooker (c. 1553-1600)
Jacobus Arminius (1560-1609)
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby (c. 1561-1642)
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
John Donne (1572-1631)
William Harvey (1578-1657)
Miyamoto Musashi (c. 1584-1645)
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)
Izaak Walton (1593-1683)
Rene Descartes (1596-1650)
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