History Rhymes
Nineteenth-century History

American Historical Documents

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 The site has several scanned images of original historical documents from the 18th century such as the Constitution of the United States of America, the Stamp Act (both American and British printings), the Declaration of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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  1. Posted June 7, 2009 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    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. Posted June 8, 2009 at 1:37 am | Permalink

    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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