Sites with Facts and Information about the History Famous Historical Documents

America's Historical Documents: Images and Historical background

America's Freedom Documents: The Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and The Bill of Rights: Historical information as well as images of each document

The Charters of Freedom Exhibit: Facts about the Making of the Charters: The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and The Impacts of the Charters

How Stuff Works: The Declaration of Independence: Complete Historical background; Video about document preservation

How Stuff Works: Confederate States of American and the Constitution: Historical Background about: The Confederate States of America, the Constitution and Government, Foreign Relations, and Economy Life In the Confederacy

How Stuff Works: The Gettysburg Address: Introduction to the Gettysburg Address, The Gettysburg Address, Lincoln's Inspiration, Gettysburg Images and MORE

National Archives Exhibits: The Charters of Freedom: Making of the Charters; The Declaration; The Constitution, The Bill of Rights, Impact of the Charters- an EXCELLENT resource with graphic images of the charters and historical background and links to excellent resources about each of the charters.

Historical Documents of the United States A Chronology of US Historical Documents with links to text of the actual document

Primary Documents in American History: Links to sites which contain historical information about: The Declaration of Independence, The U.S. Constitution, The Bill of Rights, The Federalist Papers, Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789, Charters of Freedom from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

100 Milestone Documents: These documents chronicle United States History from 1776 to 1965; View the documents, and learn the historical background about each


Important Primary Documents to the History of America Emancipation Proclamation
Articles of Confederation History.com: History of the Emancipation Proclamation
Early America: Articles of Confederation Emancipation Proclamation History
History of the Articles of Confederation The Gettysburg Address
Bill of Rights History of the Gettysburg Address
A History of the Bill of Rights History.com: The Gettysburg Address : Videos / Facts
The Bill of Rights: Its History and Significance The Magna Carta
The United States Constitution National Archives: The Magna Carta
A History of the United States Constitution Magna Carta - from Wikipedia
Declaration of Independence The Mayflower Compact
History Channel: The Declaration of Independence The Mayflower Compact Facts and History
History.org: The Declaration of Independence The Mayflower Compact - from Wikipedia



Famous Historical Document Facts

Interesting Facts about the History of Famous Historical Documents

*The United States Government's seven most important historical documents include: the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Federalist Papers, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Emancipation Proclamation, and Gettysburg Address.

*On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved the by Continental Congress. The Declaration of Independence stated that the 13 colonies that fought against Great Britain were no longer part of the British Empire and were independent states.

*Before the Constitution was created, there was the Articles of Confederation, actually considered the first constitution of the United States, written and approved by the first thirteen states on July 12, 1776.

*The Federalist Papers were written and published during the years 1787 and 1788 in several New York State newspapers to persuade New York voters to ratify the proposed constitution.

*The U.S. Constitution written in 1787 is the document that created the present government of the United States. The U.S. Constitution went into effect in 1789, and established the three branches of the U.S. government.

*The Bill of Rights, the name given to the first ten Amendments to the Constitution, established the rights of United States citizens.

*President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, and it became effective on January 1, 1863. It proclaimed the freedom of 3.1 million of the nation's 4 million slaves, and immediately freed 50,000 of them, with the rest freed as Union armies advanced.

*On November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War (July, 1863) Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.



American History Calendar

American History Calendar: A calendar site showing American history in a unique way: through a user-friendly web calendar. Birthdays of important people in American history and important events in American history can be viewed; interactive - browse through it and display details on a specific person or event. A printer friendly version of the calendar is also available.


American History Museum

Smithsonian National Museum of American History Search Engine: Discover history through objects, photographs, interactive timelines: Complete archived collections - excellent!


The History Channel

The History Channel: Each month the History Channel takes new explorations into the past and puts them on display for you, utilizing state-of-the-art interactive technology; listen to speeches drawn from the most famous broadcasts and recordings of the Twentieth Century. The History Channel Time Machine brings you to a different speech every day; trivia quiz; fact of the day; games.


U.S. History Images

U.S. History Images: What better way to learn about and appreciate the history of the United States than through viewing the illustrations of artists from the last century and a half! The images are all in the public domain and are free for anyone to use in any way after viewing the Terms of Use. This website is a work in progress and new images are always being added. Present topics for images include: Life in the Colonies, Colonial Patriots, Native Americans, Native American Culture, The Age of Exploration, and Explorers


Educational American History Powerpoints

Educational American History Videos

Reference Sites to Help in Your Research

American Memory Learning Page of the Library of Congress: Historical collections of photographs, documents, motion pictures, and sound recordings about American culture and history - SEARCHABLE by keyword

Biographies of Famous People Both Past and Present: - SEARCHABLE by keyword

The Biographic Dictionary: Covers more than 33,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day- SEARCHABLE by keyword

Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Encyclopedia Smithsonian features answers to frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian and links to Smithsonian resources from A to Z

Information Please: On-Line Dictionary; Encyclopedia; Almanac, and MORE

Who2: Find famous people biographies fast! This site also lists links to more information about each person. - SEARCHABLE by keyword



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