A collection of one hundred documents that are significant in shaping the history of the United States, beginning with the Lee Resolution of June 7, 1776, and ending with the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Use this site to learn all about this Supreme Court decision that dealt with interstate commerce. View an image of the original document and read the complete text.
Take a look at an image of the constitutional amendment that put an end to slavery in the United States. Interactive image is accompanied by an overview of the amendment's inception and adoption, as well as document transcript.
This site contains a good overview of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It gives background information on women's suffrage, provides the transcript of the actual document, and allows you to view an image of the document.
Video [1:09:54] published in 1997 tells the story of African Americans in all facets and theaters of war during WWII and details the contributions and bravery.
The Alien and Sedition Acts were passed by Congress in 1798 because of feared war with France. This engaging page gives you the opportunity to see a complete copy of the original document and also gives links to a typed transcript, larger images, and a downloadable .PDF file.
An interesting webpage in that it contains a brief summary of the history of the Regiment as well as the Casualty List from the assault on Fort Wagner and two historic photos.
This web page from the National Archives and Records Administration has a link to a copy of the actual Treaty of 1868, when the United States recognized Black Hills as part of the Great Sioux Reservation.
Wonderful NARA site that provides pictures of the original treaty and agreements of the Louisiana Purchase. Brief introduction discusses the amount of land purchased and the cost per acre described by the Purchase.
A photograph from the National Archives and Records Administration of part of the original Treaty of Paris with a brief narrative about the provisions of the Treaty.
Brilliant look into life on the homefront during World War II. See radio spots rationing and controlling prices, wartime research, defending the homefront, and more. Many of the links are .pdf documents.
Information from the symposium of the 30th anniversary of the Animal Welfare Act as provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Footage [57:27] published in 1945 on the history of World War II operations in the Pacific Theater from the fall of Corregidor to surrender at Tokyo Bay.
Internet archived material from the Food and Drug Administration on drug development and approval process. [13:17]
Original unedited footage [27:27] from the Department of Defense ca. 1974 on the mighty war tanks and the role they play in combat. Latest designs of the times are featured.