Freedom Shrine Document (1800's)
The U.S. Constitution's Thirteenth Amendment (1865)
Thirty-Eighth Congress of the United States of America; At the Second Session, Begun and held at the City of Washington, on Monday, the fifth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four.
Submitting to the legislatures of the several States a proposition to amend the Constitution of the United States.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, (two-thirds of both houses concurring), that the following article be proposed to the legislatures of the several States as an amendment to the Constitution. of the United States, which, when ratified by three-fourths of said Legislatures shall he valid, to all intents and purposes, as a part of the said Constitution, namely:
Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States.
and President of the Senate.
Approved, February 1. 1865.
- The Mayflower Compact (1620)
- The Declaration of Independence (1776)
- Benjamin Franklin's Epitaph (1776)
- Patrick Henry's Instructions to Clark (1778)
- George Washington's Letter to Nicola (1782)
- The Treaty of Paris (1783)
- The United States Constitution (1787)
- The Bill of Rights (1789)
- The Northwest Ordinance (1787)
- Washington's First Inaugural Address (1789)
- Washington's Farewell Address (1796)
- Jefferson's First Inaugural Address (1801)
- The Star Spangled Banner (1814)
- Andrew Jackson's Letter (1815)
- The Monroe Doctrine (1823)
- The Gettysburg Address (1863)
- The Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
- Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address (1865)
- U.S. Constitution's Thirteenth Amendment (1865)
- Robert E. Lee's Letter (1865)
- Account of Susan B. Anthony's Trial (1874)
- Theodore Roosevelt's Letter on Cuba (1907)
- Woodrow Wilson's First Inaugural Address (1913)
- U.S. Constitution's Nineteenth Amendment (1920)
- Franklin Roosevelt's "Four Freedoms" Speech (1941)
- General Eisenhower's Selection as 'Overlord' Commander (1943)
- General McAuliffe's Christmas Message (1944)
- German Instrument of Surrender WWII (1945)
- Japanese Instrument of Surrender WWII (1945)
- John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address (1961)
- Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech (1963)
- Ronald Reagan's Speech at Brandenburg Gate (1987)