Historic Documents – Important To America

Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1789, “Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.” In studying the history of the United States, it is important to go back to primary source material. We have gathered in one convenient location, some of the key documents and speeches that all well-informed citizens of the United States would want to be familiar with.

To download .pdf of The Federalist Papers click on the link. Wave your mouse/cursor over the “ebook-free” button. A sub-menu pops up. Select EPUB/PDF. Then follow the instructions I have listed directly below:


Copy them. Save them. Print them out. Most of all, read them.

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10 Responses to Historic Documents – Important To America

  1. rj says:

    puts me in the rememberance of an old Star Trek episode.
    Kirk and crew found a world devastated by war..the Yangs struggling against the ?… anyway at the end, this tattered freedom fighter brings out a tattered US flag and copy of the declaration of independance, his barely understood speech begins to give a rendition of the pledge of allegiance…and it is finally understood how timeless those freedoms really are…and the awful price paid to defend them against those who would cast them aside

  2. Z says:

    Posts like this is why I love this site so much. Thanks for putting all of this together.

  3. Ongeluk says:

    Suggest adding Travis’ letter from the Alamo to the collection

  4. John B. says:

    How about Reagan’s evil empire, tear down the wall speech.

  5. John B. says:

    By the way, the Bible was once a lost book. II Kings 22 tells of it being found again.

  6. Locke n Load says:

    This list is awesome but incomplete. And it highlights EXACTLY why we need to revamp this site format to make all this information easily accessible. Digging into the archives is a chore unless you know what you’re looking for, what the title wa, and roughly when it was posted.

    Darth, you up to this? its a bitch of a job but it has to be done. the library would be a clusterf**k without the Dewey Decimal system, ya know?

  7. Locke n Load says:

    You need to add the 45(?) communist goals circa 1963 btw. And Orwell’s Politics and the English Language would be a good addition as well.

  8. Notamobster says:

    The commie goals I will as. I’m not putting books on here. Already did a list of uncertainty books.

  9. Locke n Load says:

    the orwell piece isnt a book. on second thought, it isnt in the same league as the stuff above either.
    it IS however an overlooked gem


    good stuff for HS age kids trying to find their voice learning to write and read critically