Historical Resources

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Philadelphia's Favorite Son

Ben Franklin
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

An Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin: Glimpses of the Man
The Way to Wealth by Benjamin Franklin
The 13 Virtues of Benjamin Franklin

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Thomas Jefferson
"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."

Ask Thomas Jefferson
Jeffersonian Perspective
Jefferson Quotes on Politics and Government
Thomas Jefferson
Jefferson's First Inaugural Address
"May it be to the world... to assume the blessings and security of self-government."

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The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States of America
The Federalist Papers
The Articles of Confederation
The Articles of Confederation - 1781
The Magna Carta
The Emancipation Proclamation
Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, 1776 - 1783
The Monroe Doctrine
Historic Documents
The Gettysburg Address
Decisions Of The U.S. Supreme Court

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The History Channel
In Search of Tocqueville's Democracy in America
United States History
US History

The American Presidency
Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States
The George Washington Papers
John Adams
Harry Truman: Character Above All
Abraham Lincoln Online

The Frederick Douglass Papers
Dr. Martin Luther King
Susan B. Anthony
William Penn
The Malcolm X Interview by Alex Haley

Home of James Monroe
Mount Vernon
National Archives Online Exhibit
UMI Research Center
The University of Oklahoma Law Center
Archiving Early America
Ellis Island
National Civil Rights Museum

The Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Infantry

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle.
Life's but a walking shadow. A poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by and idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
-- MacBeth
(from MacBeth, Act , Scene , William Shakespeare)

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