|100 Milestone Documents
|National Archives and Records Administration
|Age Range: 11 and up (Grades 6 and up; children with parental supervision). Explore United States history from 1776-1965 by examining 100 documents gathered by National Archives and Records Administration.
|The select documents are considered to "reflect our diversity and our unity, our past and our future, and mostly our commitment as a nation to continue to strive to 'form a more perfect union.'" After selecting one of the documents from the link list, the window will open where visitors will see an image of the actual document, be able to read about its history and significance, review a transcript of the document, and additionally can download a PDF(s) of the image of the item. Some of the most popular documents available include:
- Declaration of Independence (1776)
- Constitution of the United States (1787)
- Bill of Rights (1791)
- Louisiana Purchase Treaty (1803)
- Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
- 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women's Right to Vote (1920)
- 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Abolition of Slavery (1865)
- Gettysburg Address (1863)
- Civil Rights Act (1964)
- Social Security Act (1935)
- And many more.
There are additional resources available using the right-hand menu including:
- The People's Vote – a ranked list of the documents based on public opinion of which are considered the most historically influential
- Tools for Educators – includes a downloadable source book, teaching ideas and more
- Related Resources – links to other websites for documents and historical research
This website is an excellent resource for any history class wishing to use primary resources in their studies.
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