Documentary Source Book of American History: 1606-1906

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Fundamental Orders of Connecticut Jan 1424 16389
38
Fundamental Articles of New Haven June 414 1639
39
Patent of Providence Plantations March 1424 1643
44
New England Confederation May 1929 1643
48
Government of New Haven Oct 27Nov 6 1643
52
Maryland Toleration Act April 1649
53
First Navigation Act 1660
57
Charter of Connecticut April 23May 3 1662
62
First Charter of Carolina March 24 April 3 16623
63
Charter of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations July 818
66
Second Navigation Act 1663
72
Grant to the Duke of York March 1222 16634
74
Second Charter of Carolina June 30July 10 1665
76
Third Navigation Act 1672
79
Charter of Pennsylvania March 414 168081
80
Second Charter of Massachusetts Oct 717 1691
84
Navigation Act April 1020 1696
90
Treaty of Utrecht March 31April 11 1713
93
Charter of Georgia June 920 1732
95
Molasses Act May 17 28 1733
103
Writ of Assistance Dec 2 1762
107
Sugar Act April 5 1764
117
number pace 33 Stamp Act March 22 1765
122
Quartering Act April 1765
131
vii
134
Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress Oct 19 1765 136
136
Declaratory Act March 18 1766 I39
139
Act suspending the New York Assembly June 15 1767 I4 I
142
Townshend Revenue Act June 29 1767
143
Massachusetts Circular Letter Feb 11 1768
146
Boston Port Act March 31 1774
150
22
151
Massachusetts Government Act May 20 1774
155
Administration of Justice Act May 20 1774 I 59
159
Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress Oct
162
162 44 The Association Oct 20 1774 166
166
Lord Norths Conciliatory Resolution Feb 27 1775 171
171
46 New England Restraining Act March 30 1775
172
47 Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms July
176
Report on Lord Norths Conciliatory Resolution July 31 1775
184
Proclamation of Rebellion Aug 23 1775
188
Declaration of Independence July 4 1776 190 v
194
Articles of Confederation Nov 15 1777
195
num BER pace
202
Treaty of Paris Sept 3 1783
204
Ordinance of 1787 July 13 1787
209
Constitution of the United States Sept 17 1787
216
Hamiltons First Report on Public Credit Jan 9 1790
233
490
234
Proclamation of Neutrality April 22 1793
243
Treaty with Great Britain Nov 19 1794
244
93
245
Alien and Sedition Acts 1798
258
Naturalization Act June 18 1798
259
Alien Act June 25 1798
261
Alien Enemies Act July 6 1798
263
Sedition Act July 14 1798
265
Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions 1798 1799
267
Kentucky Resolutions Nov 16 1798
268
Virginia Resolutions Dec 24 1798
274
Kentucky Resolutions Nov 22 1799
276
Treaty with France for the Cession of Louisiana April 30 1803
279
Embargo Act Dec 22 1807
282
NonIntercourse Act March 1 1809
284
Declaration of War June 18 1812
288
Treaty of Ghent Dec 24 1814
289
11o Dixons Proposed Amendment Jan 16 185
402
Sumners Proposed Amendment Jan 17 1854
403
Dred Scott Decision March 6 1857
405
Lecompton Constitution Nov 7 1857
420
South Carolina Ordinance of Secession Dec 20 1860
423
Constitution of the Confederate States of America March
424
Call for 75000 Volunteers April 15 1861
433
Proclamation declaring a Blockade of Southern Ports April
434
Act for a National Loan July 17 1861
436
Act authorizing the Employment of Volunteers July 22 1861
438
Resolution on the Nature and Object of the War July 22 1861
439
Act for calling out the Militia July 29 1861
440
Act to define and punish certain Conspiracies July 31 1861 44 I
441
Confiscation Act Aug 6 1861
442
Act authorizing the Seizure of Railroad and Telegraph Lines Jan 31 1862
444
Act authorizing the Issue of Legal Tender Notes Feb 25 1862
446
Act for an Additional Article of War March 13 1862
448
Joint Resolution on Compensated Emancipation April 10 1862
449
Act abolishing Slavery in the District of Columbia April 16 1862
450
Abolition of Slavery in the Territories June 19 1862
452
Confiscation Act July 17 1862
454
Emancipation Proclamation Jan 1 1863
457
Enrolment Act March 3 1863
459
Act relating to Habeas Corpus March 3 1863
463
Resolution against Foreign Mediation March 3 1863
467
Proclamation of Amnesty Dec 8 1863
470
National Bank Act June 3 1864
473
Proclamation regarding Reconstruction July 8 1864
482
Electoral Count Feb 8 1865
487
Freedmens Bureau March 3 1865
488
Thirteenth Amendment Dec 18 1865
494
Elective Franchise in the Territories Jan 31 1867
500
Command of the Army March 2 1867
507
Treaty with Russia for the Cession of Alaska March 30 1867 51
514
Fourth Reconstruction Act March 11 1868
529
Joint Resolution excluding Electoral Votes of the Late Rebellious
535
Reconstruction of Georgia Dec 22 1869
542
Act for refunding the National Debt July 14 1870
551
Act to enforce the Fourteenth Amendment April 20 1871
560
Coinage Act Feb 12 1873
565
Resumption of Specie Payments Jan 14 1875
566
Second Civil Rights Act March 1 1875
568
Electoral Count Act Jan 29 1877
570
Coinage of the Standard Silver Dollar Feb 28 1878
573
Civil Service Act Jan 16 1883
575
Interstate Commerce Act Feb 4 1887
581
AntiTrust Act July 2 1890
591
Silver Purchase Act July 14 1890
593
Repeal of the Silver Purchase Act of 1890 Nov 1 1893
595
Recognition of the Independence of Cuba April 20 1898
597
Declaration of War April 25 1898
598
Annexation of the Hawaiian Islands July 7 1898
600
Treaty of Paris Dec 10 1898
606
Gold Standard Act March 14 190o
609
Treaty with Great Britain regarding an Isthmian Canal Novem ber 18 1901
614
Chinese Exclusion Act April 29 1902
616
Act for the Construction of an Isthmian Canal June 28 1902
618
Panama Canal Treaty November 18 1903 62
624
Naturalization Act June 29 1906
630
Immigration Act February 20 1907
636
Act relating to Expatriation March 2 1907
644
Sixteenth Amendment February 25 1913
647
INDEx
649
350
655
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