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A Bill Concerning Slaves

A bill concerning slaves in Virginia.

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Resolutions on the Stamp Act

Resolutions on the Stamp Act, Massachusetts Assembly

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The Continental Congress’ Declaration of Rights and Grievances

 We have several times promised to treat our readers with a correct copy of this venerable….

Platt Amendment

Author:   Elihu Root Date:1901 Annotation: In 1901, after the United States had occupied Cuba for five years, Secretary of War Elihu Root drafted a set of articles …

First Open Door Note

Author:   John Hay Date:1899 Annotation: First Open Door Note. In 1899, Secretary of State John Hay issued a statement addressing the U.S. policy toward China. The U.S. sent …

The Hawaiian Situation: The Invasion of Hawaii

Author:   Eugene Tyler Chamberlain Date:1893 Annotation: Hawaiian annexation. After a century of American rule, many native Hawaiians remain bitter about how the United States acquired the islands, located …

The Hawaiian Situation: Our Present Duty

Author:   William M. Springer Date:1893 Annotation: Hawaiian annexation, 1893   Document: In the complications which have arisen recently in the Hawaiian Islands a few residents, prompted by their personal interests, …

A Plea for Annexation

Author:   John Stevens Date:1893 Annotation: An article that appeared in The North American Review concerning the annexation of Hawaii. John Stevens, the author, was United States Minister to Hawaii. The …

Sea Power

Author:   Alfred T. Mahan Date:1890 Annotation: Alfred Thayer Mahan was influential in helping to build-up naval defenses before World War I. He emphasized the importance of sea …

The Pursuit and Capture of Chief Joseph

Date:1936 Annotation: Account of the pursuit and capture of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce in 1877. The last great war between the U.S. government and an Indian …

The Farce of the Chinese Exclusion Laws

Date:1898 Annotation: Article on Chinese exclusion in the North American Review. From 1882 until 1943, most Chinese immigrants were barred from entering the United States. The Chinese Exclusion …

Plessy v. Ferguson

Date:1896 Annotation: In 1890, Louisiana passed a law prohibiting people of different races from traveling together on trains. This law was one of many forms of segregation, …

Populist Party Platform

Date:1896 Annotation: Platform of the Populist Party in 1896. In the late 19th century, the Populist Party increased in popularity among western farmers, largely because they were in …

Should the Chinese Be Excluded?

Date:1893 Annotation: Article on Chinese exclusion in the North American Review. The United States imposed the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882. It barred the entry of Chinese laborers …

Chinese Exclusion Bill

Date:1892 Annotation: Article on Chinese Exclusion Bill in the American Missionary. Document: The Chinese Exclusion Bill, 1892 Undoubtedly this nation must throw some limitations on immigration to its shores. We …
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