Resources > Primary Sources > Timeline of Primary Resources > 18th Century
Year
Author & Title of Document
Source on the Internet
1776 Declaration of Independence US Historical Documents Archives (USHDA)
http://www.bartleby.com/43/14.html
1776 Thomas Paine - Common Sense From Revolution to Reconstruction: A Hypertext on American History
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/1776-1800/
paine/CM/sense04.htm
1776 Virginia constitution http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/states/va05.htm
1776 Pennsylvania constitution http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/states/pa08.htm
1776 Journals of the Continental Congress - Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/contcong/07-12-76.htm
1776 Abigail Adams - Remember the Ladies

Adams Papers
http://www.masshist.org/adams/manuscripts_1.cfm

1777 Articles of Confederation http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/artconf.htm
1787 Federalist Paper- No. 10

From Revolution to Reconstruction: A Hypertext on American History
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/1776-1800/
federalist/fed10.htm

1787 Constitution of the United States http://www.archives.gov/national_archives_experience
/charters/constitution.html
1790 Excerpts from the original U.S. naturalization law of March 26, 1790 -provided the first rules to be followed by all of the United States in the granting of national citizenship. http://www.immigration.gov/graphics/aboutus/
history/1790act.htm
1796 George Washington's Farewell Address

US Historical Documents Archives (USHDA)
http://www.bartleby.com/43/24.html

  John Howard Payne - Home, Sweet Home Yale Book of American Verse
http://www.bartleby.com/102/14.html