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 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Abolition of Slavery (1865)
 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Civil Rights (1868)
 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Voting Rights (1870)
 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Federal Income Tax (1913)
 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Direct Election of U.S. Senators (1913)
 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women’s Right to Vote (1920)
 Act Establishing Yellowstone National Park (1872)
 Aerial Photograph of Missiles in Cuba (1962)
 Alien and Sedition Acts (1798)
 Armistice Agreement for the Restoration of the South Korean State (1953)
 Articles of Agreement Relating to the Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia (1865)
 Articles of Confederation (1777)
 Bill of Rights (1791)
 Boulder Canyon Project Act (1928)
 Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
 Check for the Purchase of Alaska (1868)
 Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)
 Civil Rights Act (1964)
 Compromise of 1850 (1850)
 Constitution of the United States (1787)
 Dawes Act (1887)
 De Lôme Letter (1898)
 Declaration of Independence (1776)
 Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)
 Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
 Executive Order 10730: Desegregation of Central High School (1957)
 Executive Order 10924: Establishment of the Peace Corps. (1961)
 Executive Order 8802: Prohibition of Discrimination in the Defense Industry (1941)
 Executive Order 9066: Japanese Relocation Order (1942)
 Executive Order 9981: Desegregation of the Armed Forces (1948)
 Federal Judiciary Act (1789)
 Federalist Papers, No. 10 and No. 51 (1787-1788)
 General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Order of the Day (1944)
 Gettysburg Address (1863)
 Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)
 Homestead Act (1862)
 Interstate Commerce Act (1887)
 Jefferson’s Secret Message to Congress Regarding the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1803)
 John Glenn’s Official Communication With the Command Center (1962)
 Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Germany (1917)
 Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Japan (1941)
 Joint Resolution to Provide for Annexing the Hawaiian Islands to the United States (1898)
 Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854)
 Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916 (1916)
 Lee Resolution (1776)
 Lend-Lease Act (1941)
 Louisiana Purchase Treaty (1803)
 Manhattan Project Notebook (1945)
 Marbury v. Madison (1803)
 Marshall Plan (1948)
 McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)
 Missouri Compromise (1820)
 Monroe Doctrine (1823)
 Morrill Act (1862)
 National Industrial Recovery Act (1933)
 National Interstate and Defense Highways Act (1956)
 National Labor Relations Act (1935)
 Northwest Ordinance (1787)
 Official Program for the March on Washington (1963)
 Original Design of the Great Seal of the United States (1782)
 Pacific Railway Act (1862)
 Patent for Cotton Gin (1794)
 Pendleton Act (1883)
 Platt Amendment (1903)
 Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
 President Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address (1865)
 President Andrew Jackson’s Message to Congress ’on Indian Removal’ (1830)
 President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Farewell Address (1961)
 President Franklin Roosevelt’s Annual Message (Four Freedoms) to Congress (1941)
 President Franklin Roosevelt’s Radio Address Unveiling the Second Half of the New Deal (1936)
 President George Washington’s Farewell Address (1796)
 President George Washington’s First Inaugural Speech (1789)
 President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address (1961)
 President Woodrow Wilson’s 14 Points (1918)
 Press Release Announcing U.S. Recognition of Israel (1948)
 Senate Resolution 301: Censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy (1954)
 Servicemen’s Readjustment Act (1944)
 Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890)
 Social Security Act (1935)
 Social Security Act Amendments (1965)
 Surrender of Germany (1945)
 Surrender of Japan (1945)
 Telegram Announcing the Surrender of Fort Sumter (1861)
 Tennessee Valley Authority Act (1933)
 Test Ban Treaty (1963)
 Theodore Roosevelt’s Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine (1905)
 Thomas Edison’s Patent Application for the Light Bulb (1880)
 Tonkin Gulf Resolution (1964)
 Treaty of Alliance With France (1778)
 Treaty of Fort Laramie (1868)
 Treaty of Ghent (1814)
 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848)
 Treaty of Paris (1783)
 Truman Doctrine (1947)
 United Nations Charter (1945)
 Virginia Plan (1787)
 Voting Rights Act (1965)
 Wade-Davis Bill (1864)
 War Department General Order 143: Creation of the U.S. Colored Troops (1863)
 Zimmermann Telegram (1917)