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  • Governmental Printing Office (Historical Documents)

    This Governmental Printing Office site provides access to the core documents of our democratic society. In addition to the standard documents such as the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights, users will also find links to legislative, executive and judicial resources such as selected congressional debates, the Federalist Papers, Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, Supreme Court decisions, United States Code, Federal Budget, statistical abstracts, demographics, economic reports and indicators and government manuals. Most compilations are searchable and many require Adobe's Acrobat Reader to view. This is a good starting point for those wishing to begin their research with a wide scope or to provide basic historical information.

    http://www.gpoaccess.gov/coredocs.html »
  • National Archives and Records Administration (Historical Documents)

    This page is an excellent virtual substitute for visiting the Rotunda of the National Archives. Users can view high-resolution pictures of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Magna Carta. A brief history on each document is provided, as well as a link to the Founding Fathers Page which features bibliographies of each of the 55 delegates.

    http://www.archives.gov/ »
  • Thomas' Early Congressional Documents (Library of Congress)

    A service of the Library of Congress, Thomas is an excellent source for congressional historical information. This site provides users with a search engine for early congressional documents (Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Federalist Papers, Bill of Rights, etc.) as well as links to the Thomas Jefferson Papers and documents of the Continental Congress.

    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/help/constRedir.html »
  • Thomas Jefferson Papers (Thomas)

    Provided by the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress, this site features the largest collection of original Jefferson documents in the world (27,000.) Documents are broken down by time periods, and chronicle the early formative issues that shaped the United States including the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson's administrations and the purchase of the Louisiana Territory.

    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/mtjhtml/mtjhome.html »
  • United States Constitution (various archives)

    These sites provide the full text of the United States Constitution.

    http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Constitution.html »
    http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.table.html »