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Our Documents

This website highlights 100 primary source documents that shaped United States history. Documents include the Declaration of Independence, the Virginia Plan, the Civil Rights Act, and the Executive Order establishing the Peace Corps. Each source has detailed information about the document, an image of the original document, a document transcript, and high-resolution pdfs. The website also contains Tools for Educators, with guides on integrating these important documents into the classroom. Want to know what James Madison’s handwriting looks like, and why what he wrote was important? This is the place for you.

How to Cite This Source

National Archives and Records Administration, National History Day, US Freedom Corps, "Our Documents," in Virginia Civics, Item #664, http://vagovernmentmatters.org/items/show/664 (accessed December 12, 2018).