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U.S. Time Periods » 1763-1815: Revolution

Primary Documents in American History: The American Revolution and The New Nation, 1763-1815

provides images and descriptions of George Washington's Commission as Commander in Chief (1775), Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776), Articles of Confederation (1777), Treaty of Alliance with France (1778), Northwest Ordinance (1787), Washington's First Inaugural Address (1789), Judiciary Act of 1789 (1789), Jay's Treaty (1794), Alien and Sedition Acts (1798), Louisiana Purchase (1803), and more. (Library of Congress)

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Interesting Fact:

A call for American independence from Britain, the Virginia Declaration of Rights was drafted by George Mason in May 1776 and amended by Thomas Ludwell Lee and the Virginia Convention. Thomas Jefferson drew heavily from it when he drafted the Declaration of Independence one month later.
A view of the Federal Hall of the City of New York, as appeared in the year 1797; with the adjacent buildings thereto / by George Holland ; lith. & printed in colors by H.R. Robinson, 31, Park Row, N.

Federal Hall in New York City


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