Founding Father Documents

Founding Father Document Library

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Lees Resolution

(06/07/1776) Resolution introduced in the Continental Congress by Richard Henry Lee (Virginia) proposing a Declaration of Independence, June 7, 1776. This is the resolution to congress that started the drafting of the Declaration of Indepenence.
Document Type: Core Documents (File Size: 670.00B) Richard Henry Lee

Declaration of Independence

(07-04-1776) The Declaration of Independence is the usual name of a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as thirteen newly independent so
Document Type: Core Documents (File Size: 9.70K)

Amendments XI - XXVII

(1794 - 1992) The thirty-three amendments to the United States Constitution which have been adopted by the United States Congress and sent to the states for ratification since the Constitution was put into operation on March 4, 1789.
Document Type: Core Documents (File Size: 17.70K)

The Bill of Rights

(12-15-1791) The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. Proposed to assuage the fears of Anti-Federalists who had opposed Constitutional ratification, these amendments guarantee a number of personal freedo
Document Type: Core Documents (File Size: 3.23K) James Madison

The Articles of Confederation

(03-01-1781) The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was an agreement among the 13 founding states that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitut
Document Type: Core Documents (File Size: 21.11K) Roger Sherman Samuel Huntington John Hancock Samuel Adams Elbridge Gerry John Witherspoon John Penn Benjamin Rush Thomas Heyward Richard Henry Lee Francis Lightfoot Lee

Constitution of the United States

(09-17-1787) This is the full text for the Constitution of the United States of America.
Document Type: Core Documents (File Size: 26.61K) George Read Roger Sherman Benjamin Franklin Lewis Morris George Clymer James Wilson

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