This volume chronicles key documents during the Revolutionary era. Included are founding documents, speeches and political tracts, political sermons, and letters. Also included are Native American and African slave narratives.
Half Title Page.
Complete List of Contents.
1: Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress.
2: The Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress.
3: The Rights of the Colonists.
4: A Summary View of the Rights of British America.
5: Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death.
6: Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms.
7: Common Sense.
8: Declaration of Independence.
9: Articles of Confederation.
10: Constitution of New York.
11: Constitution of Massachusetts.
12: A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America.
13: Constitution of the United States.
14: George Washington's First Inaugural Address.
15: The Bill of Rights.
16: Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural Address.
Speeches and Political Tracts.
17: On the Right to Tax America.
18: Rules by Which a Great Empire May Be Reduced to a Small One.
19: Paul Revere's Engraving of the Boston Massacre.
20: John Hancock's Boston Massacre Oration.
21: An Address to the People of England, Scotland, and Ireland on the Present Important Crisis of Affairs.
22: Proclamation on Behalf of King George III.
23: The Farmer Refuted.
24: Speech on Conciliation with America.
25: Federalist No. 10.
26: Speech Delivered at the Virginia Convention Debate on the Ratification of the Constitution.
27: Commonwealth of Massachusetts on the Sedition Act.
28: The Dangers of American Liberty.
29: History of the Rise, Progress and Termination of the American Revolution.
30: Supplemental Historical Documents.
The Revolution in Letters.
31: Letters of Abigail Adams to John Adams.
32: Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies.