The Annapolis Convention

Commissioners to Remedy Defects of the Federal Government The Annapolis Convention September 11-14, 1786 Proceedings of the Commissioners to Remedy Defects of the Federal Government Annapolis in the State of Maryland. September 14, 1786.  At a meeting of Commissioners, from the States of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia– Present Alexander Hamilton New …

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Treaty of Paris, 1783


In the Name of the most Holy & undivided Trinity. It having pleased the Divine Providence to dispose the Hearts of the most Serene and most Potent Prince George the Third, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Brunswick and Lunebourg, Arch- Treasurer and …

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Declaration of Independence

Preamble The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the Powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature …

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Declaration of Arms


Preamble A declaration by the representatives of the united colonies of North America, now met in Congress at Philadelphia, setting forth the causes and necessity of their taking up arms. Declaration If it was possible for men, who exercise their reason to believe, that the divine Author of our existence intended a part of the …

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Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress

Whereas, since the close of the last war, the British parliament, claiming a power of right to bind the people of America by statute in all cases whatsoever, hath, in some acts expressly imposed taxes on them, and in others, under various pretenses, but in fact for the purpose of raising a revenue, hath imposed …

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