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Era 1

Apache Creation Story:

Comanche Creation Story:
Hopi Creation Story: and then search for Hopi Creation Myth
Legend of the Cherokee Creation:
Creation of the White and Red Races (Flathead):
Post-Contact Creek Creation Story:
Acoma Creation Myth:
Cherokee Creation Myth, version 1:
Cherokee Creation Myth, version 2:
African Creation Myths:
Iroquois Constitution text:
Excerpts from the Journal of Christopher Columbus, 1492:
Treaty of Tordesillas, 1494, image:
Treaty of Tordesillas, 1494, text:
Excerpts from the Journal of Antonio Pigafetta: Sanderlin, George, First Around the World: A Journal of Magellan's Voyage New York: Harper and Row, 1964.
Directions for Making An Astrolabe: Adapted from: Creative, Hands-0n Science Experiences Using Free and Inexpensive Materials, by Jerry De Bruin, illustrated by Charlene Czerniak. Carthage, Illinois: Good Apple, Inc., 1980.
Text, De Las Casas Short Account of the Destruction of the Indians, 1542:
Text, Richard Hakluyt’s A Discourse on Western Planting, 1584:
Early maps of the New World:
Map, US exploration before 1675:
Map, US exploration and settlement 1676-1800:
Era 2

John Smith’s Map of Virginia:

Text, Instructions for the Virginia Colony 1606:
Text for Chief Powhatan, Address to John Smith:
Image, Powhatan’s mantle, image:
Mayflower Compact, image and text: or

John Winthrop, “A Model of Christian Charity,” text:
Excerpts from John Smith, “A General History of Virginia,” text:
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, 1639:
Maryland Toleration Act: or

Virginia Slave Laws, 1660s:

Various documents relating to Bacon’s Rebellion:

William Penn, “Frame of Government of Pennsylvania,” 1683, images:

William Penn, “Frame of Government of Pennsylvania,” 1683 text:
Testimony against accused witch Bridget Bishop:
Hanging of Bridge Bishop, image:

Cotton Mather’s Wonders of the Invisible World:

Jonathan Edwards, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” 1741, images:

Jonathan Edwards, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” 1741, text:
Indentured Servant Contract, image:
Indentured Servant’s Contract, text:
Images of John White’s paintings of VA Indians

Pocahontas (Rebecca Rolfe), images:
Seal of the Massachusetts Bay Company Colony, image:
Attack on Fort Mystic, image:
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, image:

Era 3

Proclamation of 1763, image:

Proclamation of 1763, text:
Penny stamps from the Stamp Act 1765, image:
Stamp Act excerpts, text:

Declaration of the Rights of the Stamp Act Congress:

John Dickinson, “Letter from a Farmer,” 1768, image:
John Dickinson, “Letter from a Farmer,” 1768, text:
Eyewitness Accounts of Boston Massacre: or

Revere’s engraving of the Boston Massacre:

Eyewitness Account of Boston Tea Party: or
Phillis Wheatley, Poems, 1773, image:
Phillis Wheatley, Poems, 1773, text:
Intolerable Acts, 1774, Text:
Intolerable Acts cartoon, image:
Excerpts from Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense,” 1776:

Draft of the Declaration of Independence, images:

Jefferson’s draft of the Virginia Act for Religious Freedom, 1779, text:
Madison’s Demonstration and Remonstrance, 1785, text:
Jefferson’s Virginia Act for Religious Freedom, 1786, text:
Bill of Rights: or
Patrick Henry Correspondence and Speeches: or
Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography, 1791, images:
George Washington’s Farewell Speech, 1796, images:
George Washington’s Farewell Speech, 1796, text:
Jefferson’s Kentucky Resolution, 1798, text:
Kentucky Resolution, 1799, text:
Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address, 1801, images:
Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address, 1801, text:
Marbury v Madison, 1803, images:
Marbury v Madison, 1803, text:
James Madison War Message to Congress 1812, text:
Bombardment of Fort McHenry, images: or

Battle of New Orleans, images: or

McCulloch v Maryland, 1819, images:
McCulloch v Maryland, 1819, text:
Era 4

PBS Lewis and Clark website:

Red Jacket’s On the Religion of the White Men and the Red, 1805:
Robert Fulton’s account of Clermont voyage, 1807:
Tecumseh to Governor Harrison at Vincennes, 1810:
Missouri Compromise, image, 1820:
Missouri Compromise, text, 1820:
Jefferson to Holmes, 1820, image:
Jefferson to Holmes, 1820, text:
Monroe Doctrine, text, 1823:
Gibbons v Ogden, 1824, images:
Gibbons v Ogden, 1824, text:
Indian Removal Act, 1830, image:
Indian Removal Act, 1830, text:
Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, 1831:

Worcester v. Georgia, 1832:

Jackson’s Bank Veto, 1832, image:
Jackson’s Bank Veto, 1832, text:
South Carolina Ordinance of Nullification, 1832, text:
Jackson On Nullification, 1832, text:
Nathaniel Hawthorne Travels the Erie Canal, 1835:
Trail of Tears, 1838, image:

The Lowell Offering newspaper, 1840, image:
The Treaty of Guadeloupe-Hidalgo, 1848, images and text:
Horace Mann, 12th Report, 1848, text:
An Oregon Trail Diary, 1853:

The Fall of the Alamo, image:

Era 5

William Lloyd Garrison, “To The Public,” 1831:

Truisms from William Lloyd Garrison’s The Liberator, 1831:
“Kidnapping a free Negro to be sold into slavery, 1834, image:
Angelina Grimké’s “Address to the Christian Women of the South,” 1836:
Angelina Grimké Weld's speech at Pennsylvania Hall, 1838:
Fugitive Slave Act, 1850, image:
Fugitive Slave Act, 1850, text:
Samuel A. Cartwright, “Diseases and Peculiarities of the Negro Race,” 1851:
DeBow’s Review, “The South and Her Remedies,” 1851:;cc=moajrnl;rgn=full%20text;idno=acg1336.1-10.001;didno=acg1336.1-10.001;view=image;seq=0019;node=acg1336.1-10.001%3A4

Frederick Douglass, What to the Slave is the Fourth of July, 1852:
Excerpt from Uncle Tom’s Cabin, 1852:
Dred Scott, image:
Dred Scott, 1857, text:
Thomas R. R. Cobb, image:
Thomas R. R. Cobb, An Inquiry into the Law of Negro Slavery in the United States, 1858:
James Henry Hammond, image:
James Henry Hammond, “The Mudsill Speech,” 1858:
Primary Documents, John Brown’s Holy War PBS website:
Henry David Thoreau, “Plea for Captain John Brown,” image, 1859:
Henry David Thoreau, “Plea for Captain John Brown,” text, 1859:
“Governor Hammond’s Letter on Slavery” No. 3, DeBow’s Review Vol. 8, Issue 2 (February 1860): 122-33, excerpts:;cc=moajrnl;q1=governor%20hammond%20s%20letters%20on%20slavery;rgn=full%20text;view=image;seq=0132;idno=acg1336.1-08.002;node=acg1336.1-08.002%3A5

Abraham Lincoln’s Cooper Union Address, 1860:
Republican Party Platform, 1860, image:
Republican Party Platform, 1860, text:
Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address, 1861:
Jefferson Davis Inaugural Address , 1861:
Alexander Stephens, image:
Alexander Stephens, “The Cornerstone Speech, 1861:
Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, images:
Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, text:
Sojourner Truth, 1863, image:
Mississippi Black Code, 1865, text:,8259,1546454-,00.html
13th Amendment, 1865, image:
13th Amendment, 1865, text:
Freedmen’s Bureau Report on Memphis Race Riot, May 1866:
14th Amendment, 1868, Image:
14th Amendment, 1868, text:
Samuel J. May, Some Recollections of our Anti-Slavery Conflict, 1869:
Black Friday, 1869, image:
15th Amendment, 1870, image:
15th Amendment, 1870, text:
Thomas Nast’s Emancipation:
Thomas Nast’s Chicago Platform:
Thomas Nast’s Andersonville Prison:
Era 6

Preamble to the Constitution of the Knights of Labor, 1878:

Chief Joseph Speaks, 1870s, image:
Chief Joseph Speaks, 1870s, text:
Testimony of Benjamin Singleton, Exoduster, 1880, image:
Testimony of Benjamin Singleton, Exoduster, 1880, text:
Helen Hunt Jackson, 1881, image:
The Dawes Act, images, 1887:
The Dawes Act, text, 1887:
“Women as Bread Winners,” 1887:'donnell+american+federationist&source=bl&ots=BsvzyRg7P_&sig=WJmSv_HBpd9190XaaVSeG6ZIps8&hl=en&ei=oo3ATLjrKsH_lgfXpYXMCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=edward%20o'donnell%20american%20federationist&f=false
Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth, 1889:

Frederick Jackson Turner, 1893:

Booker T. Washington, “Atlanta Compromise,” 1895, image:
Booker T. Washington, “Atlanta Compromise,” 1895, text:
Eugene Debs, “Socialism in the US,” 1900:

Theodore Dreiser, 1900, image:

Era 7

Chinese Exclusion Act, images, 1882:

Chinese Excludion Act, text, 1882:

Alfred Mahan, Sea Power, 1890, image:

Alfred Mahan, Sea Power, 1890, text:
Sherman Anti-Trust Act, 1890, images and text:
Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896:

William McKinley’s Declaration of War, 1898:

The Spanish American War, 1898, image:
Robert Ingersoll, “Should the Chinese Be Excluded?” 1898:

Platform American Anti-Imperialist League, 1899:

John Hay, The Open Door in China, 1899-1900:
Ida B. Wells, “Lynch Law,” 1900:

Roosevelt Corollary, 1904:

Niagara Movement’s “Declaration of Principles,” 1905:
Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, 1906:
Rockefeller, Random Reminiscences, 1908, image:
Woodrow Wilson’s “Fourteen Points,” 1918, image:
Woodrow Wilson’s “Fourteen Points,” 1918, text:
The 18th Amendment, 1919, image:
The 18th Amendment, 1919, text:
Schenck v US, 1919, text:
The 19th Amendment, 1920, images:

The 19th Amendment, 1920, text:
“The Perfect 36”: Tennessee and the Ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, 1920, image:
Washington Gladden, image:
W. E. B. Dubois, image:
Marcus Garvey, image:
Panama Canal, image:
Era 8

Hoover Dam, 1928, images:

Hoover Dam, 1928, text:
Dust Bowl, 1930s, photos:

Bonus army, 1932, images:
Bonus army, 1932, text:
FDR 1st Inaugural, 1933, image:
FDR 1st Inaugural, 1933, text:
FDR 1st Inaugural, 1933, video:
Tennessee Valley Authority Act, 1933, images:
Tennessee Valley Authority Act, 1933, text:
NIRA, 1933, images:
NIRA, 1933, text:
NLRA, 1935, images:
NLRA, 1935, text:
SSA, 1935, images:
SSA, 1935, text:
Einstein’s Letter, 1939, images:

Franklin Roosevelt, “Four Freedoms,” 1941, images:
Franklin Roosevelt, “Four Freedoms,” 1941, text:
Executive Order 8802, 1941, images:
Executive Order 8802, 1941, text:
Executive Order 9066, 1942, images:
Executive Order 9066, 1942, text:
GI Bill, 1944, images:
GI Bill, 1944, text:
Manhattan Project, images:
Manhattan Project, text:
Era 9

Truman Doctrine, 1947, images:

Truman Doctrine, 1947, text:
Marshall Plan, 1948, images:
Marshall Plan, 1948, text:
NSC-68, 1950, text:
Brown v Board, 1954, images:
Brown v Board, 1954, text:
Little Rock, 1957, images:
Little Rock, 1957, text:
Eisenhower’s Farewell Address, 1961, text:
Eisenhower’s Farewell Address, 1961, image:
Kennedy’s Inaugural Address, 1961, text and image:
Bay of Pigs, 1961, image:,1
Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962, image:
Letter from a Birmingham Jail, 1963, images:
Letter from a Birmingham Jail, 1963, text:
March on Washington, 1963, images:
March on Washington, 1963, text:
Civil Rights Act, 1964, images:
Civil Rights Act, 1964, text:
Barry Goldwater Acceptance Speech, 1964, image:
Barry Goldwater Acceptance Speech, 1964, text:
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, 1964, images:
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, 1964, text:
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, 1964, video:
Voting Rights Act, 1965, images:
Voting Rights Act, 1965, text:
Era 10
Democratic National Convention, 1968, images:,0,,0,

Woodstock, 1969, images:
Kent State Shootings, 1970, images:

Equal Rights Amendment, 1972, text:
Nixon Visits China, 1972, images:

Nixon Visits China, 1972, text:
Watergate, 1972-1974, images:

War Powers Act, 1973, text:
Presidential Proclamation 4483, 1977, images:
Presidential Proclamation 4483, 1977, text:

Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979, images:

Election of Ronald Reagan, 1980, images:
Brady Bill, 1993, photos:

Contract with America, 1994, photo:

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