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Signing the Declaration of Independence

From the painting by
Charles E. A. Dumaresa

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CONTENTS

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THE VOYAGES TO VINLAND (c. 1000)...

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THE LETTER OF COLUMBUS TO LUIS DE SANT ANGEL AN-

NOUNCING His DISCOVERY (1493) .
AMERIGO VESPUCCI's Account of His FIRST VOYAGE (1497). 29
John CABOT's DISCOVERY OF NORTH AMERICA (1497)

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FIRST CHARTER OF VIRGINIA (1606).

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THE MAYFLOWER COMPACT (1620).

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THE FUNDAMENTAL ORDERS OF CONNECTICUT (1639)

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THE MASSACHUSETTS BUDY OF LIBERTIES (1641)

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ARBITRARY GOVERNMENT DESCRIBED AND THE GOVERNMENT OF

THE MASSACHUSETTS VINDICATED FROM THAT ASPERSION,
BY JOHN WINTHROP (1644).

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THE INSTRUMENT OF GOVERNMENT (1653)

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A HEALING QUESTION, BY SIR HENRY VANE (1656)

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JOHN Eliot's BRIEF NARRATIVE (1670)

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DECLARATION OF RIGHTS (1765) . .

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THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE (1776) .

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THE MECKLENBURG DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE (1775) 166
ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION (1777). .

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ARTICLES OF CAPITULATION, YORKTOWN (1781).

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TREATY WITH GREAT BRITAIN (1783).

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CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES (1787).

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THE FEDERALIST, Nos. 1 AND 2 (1787).
OPINION OF CHIEF JUSTICE MARSHALL, IN THE CASE OF

McCULLOCH VS. THE STATE OF MARYLAND (1819)
WASHINGTON's First INAUGURAL ADDRESS (1789)

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TREATY WITH THE SIX NATIONS (1794)

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WASHINGTON'S FAREWELL ADDRESS (1796). .

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TREATY WITH FRANCE (LOUISIANA PURCHASE) (1803) 267
TREATY WITH GREAT BRITAIN (END OF WAR OF 1812) (1814) 273
ARRANGEMENT AS TO THE NAVAL FORCE TO BE RESPECTIVELY

MAINTAINED ON THE AMERICAN LAKES (1817)..
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