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Government Information: Historical Documents

A good starting point for finding resources in all levels of government: federal, state, city and international.

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GPO Access Core documents of U.S. Democracy 

From the Articles of Confederation to the Gettysburg Address, if you're looking for an American historical document, you'll probably find it here.

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American State Papers - legislative & executive Congressional documents from 1789-1838

Charters of Freedom -online exhibit of the National Archives provides links to the Bill of Rights, the Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence

Constitution of the United States 

The Declaration of Independence

The Federalist Papers - The Avalon Project at Yale Law School

Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States - from the Bartleby Project

The National Archives - "You don't have to go to Washington D.C. to visit the National Archives"

Our Documents A list of 100 milestone documents, compiled by the National Archives 

President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection  National Archives collection of papers, documents, video etc. related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy