Historical Documents

Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights
Find information, images, and more about the nation's founding documents at the National Archives website.

John and Abigail Adams
The Massachusetts Historical Society provides online access to the Adams Family Papers. The collection, dating from 1639 to 1889, includes correspondence, letterbooks, diaries, literary manuscripts, speeches, legal and business papers, and other documents.

Founders Online
Find over 180,000 searchable documents, fully annotated, from the authoritative Founding Fathers Papers projects. Founding Fathers include: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams (and family), Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison.

Thomas Paine
Find links to Paine's writings at TeachingAmericanHistory.org.

Last updated: August 30, 2023

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