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Primary Source Documents - Important Documents in American History (1607-1776)

These Primary Source Documents provide the opportunity to learn about the history of Colonial America by reading the text and words of the actual documents that were so important to the early colonists in America. This useful resource of Important Documents in American History provides fast access to the original text and words of Primary Source documents relating to early American History covering Colonial America from 1607 - 1776. The Primary Source Documents include Declaration of Independence Text and Words, Bill of Rights, the Mayflower Compact, Declaration of the People and Stamp Act 1765.

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Primary Source Documents - The text of the Declaration of the People
The Declaration of the People of Virginia was the result of the uprising in 1676 - 1677 known as Bacon's Rebellion and the grievances against the Colonial government by the colonists in the colony of Virginia. The Declaration of the People was written "in the name of the people" and was signed by "Nathaniel Bacon, General by Consent of the people. The document set a precedent for colonists to obtain equality and viewed as a forerunner to the Declaration of Independence.

Primary Source Documents - The text of the Declaration of Independence
Read the original words and text of the Declaration of Independence that was issued on July 6 1775 by the members of the Second Continental Congress. An important example of the historical primary source documents in Colonial American History

Primary Source Documents - The text of the English Bill of Rights
The English Bill of Rights is referred to when studying Colonial American history. It was Act Declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject and Settling the Succession of the Crown. The early American colonists referred to this document when asserting their Rights and Liberties.

Primary Source Documents - The Text of the Stamp Act of 1765
The Stamp Act of 1765 was extremely important in the history of Colonial America. The British Act was the first direct tax on the American colonies and was issued in order to raise revenue by a tax, in the form of a stamp that was required on all newspapers and legal documents. An important example of the historical primary source documents in Colonial American History

Primary Source Documents - The Text of the Declaration of Rights and Grievances
The Declaration of Rights and Grievances was a document that was issued by the First Congress of the American Colonies. It also known as the Stamp Act Congress and dated October 19, 1765. The delegates of the Stamp Act Congress drew up the words and text in which they stated that they had the same rights as British subjects living in Britain and that only the colonial assemblies had a right to tax the colonies.

Primary Source Documents - The text of the 1783 Treaty of Paris
The Peace Treaty of Paris 1763 ended the French Indian War (aka the Seven Years War) and formally ended the American Revolutionary War for Independence. The 1783 Treaty of Paris Treaty of Paris was signed on 3 September 1783 by representatives of Great Britain and the United States, France and Spain. An important example of the historical primary source documents in Colonial American History.

Declaration of Independence Text and Words

Text and Words of the Mayflower Compact

Bill of Rights Text and Words

1215 Magna Carta Text and Words

1584 Charter to Sir Walter Raleigh

Charter of Virginia Text and Words

1663 Charter of Carolina Text

1629 Charter of Massachusetts Bay Text and Words

1691 Charter of Massachusetts Bay Text and Words

1629 Charter of the Colony of New Plymouth

Witchcrafts and Possessions

Declaration of the People

1763 Treaty of Paris Text

Royal Proclamation of 1763

Original Words of the Sugar Act

Words of the Royal Proclamation of 1763

Currency Act of 1751 Text and Words

Currency Act of 1764 Text and Words

The Quartering Act of 1765 Text and Words

The Quartering Act of 1774 Text and Words

Original words of the Wool Act of 1699

Stamp Act 1765 Text and Words

1766 Declaratory Act Words

Townshend Revenue Act of 1767 Text and Words

Tea Act of 1773 Text and Words

Declaration of Rights and Grievances

Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms

Give me Liberty or Give me Death Speech

The Horrid Massacre Text and Words

Continental Association - Articles of Association

1774 Quartering Act text and words

1774 Boston Port Act text and words

1774 Administration of Justice Act text and words

1774 Quebec Act text and words

1774 Massachusetts Government Act text

James Otis Speech Against the Writs of Assistance

1783 Treaty of Paris Text

Northwest Ordinance 1787 Text and Words

Constitution of Virginia

1662 Charter of Connecticut

Constitution of Delaware

Constitution of Georgia

Constitution of Maryland

Constitution of Massachusetts

Constitution of New Hampshire

Constitution of New Jersey

Constitution of New York

Constitution of North Carolina

Constitution of Pennsylvania

Constitution of South Carolina

1663 Charter of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations

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