American Historical Documents

June 7, 2009

I was browsing the internet just now and ran across an interesting website from Indiana University. The site has several scanned images of original historical documents from the 18th century such as the Constitution of the United States of America, the Stamp Act (both American and British printings), the Declaration of Independence, the treaty signed by the US and Britain to end the Revolutionary War, etc. Despite having seen them many times before, it is still always interesting to see new images of the original documents.

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Alex Seifert
Alex is a developer, a drummer and an amateur historian. He enjoys being on the stage in front of a large crowd, but also sitting in a room alone, programming something or writing about history.

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  1. June 7, 2009 11:55 pm  link

    Alex, I was dumbfounded at how much is there on that site. I honestly thought it would be a couple of items and I’d be done but there are many hundreds, if not thousands of original documents to browse through, all the way into the days of the wild west! Thank you!

  2. June 8, 2009 1:37 am  link

    I was as well! It is really quite an impressive collection they have compiled and I have to say that I am very grateful they decided to make it available online for free!

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