American History

The History of America

The Federalist Papers ProjectJames Madison wrote that “a people who mean to be their own governors must be armed with the power that knowledge gives”.

In “Democracy in America” Alexis de Tocqueville noted that Americans of that time were far more knowledgeable about government and the issues of the day than their counterparts in Europe.

Tocqueville wrote “every citizen receives the elementary notions of human knowledge; he is taught, moreover, the doctrines and the evidences of his religion, the history of his country, and the leading features of its Constitution”.

The founders knew that only an educated populace, jealous of their rights, would be strong enough to resist the usurpation of their liberties by government. Today many people know nothing of our true history, or the source of our rights.

The mission of The Federalist Papers Project is to get people the history they never got in school and to motivate them to push back at the erosion of our liberties and restore constitutionally limited small government.

The links below represent our ever growing collection of books and source documents designed to tell the tale of America without the filter of either the public education system or the media.

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Colonial America

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American Historical Documents 1000 A.D – 1900

Bay Psalm Book

Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions by B.F Morris

Colonial Furniture in America by Luke Vincent Lockwood

Columbus And the New World by James W. Buel

George Whitefield – Field Preacher by James Paterson Gledstone

Some Fruits of Solitude by William Penn

The Founding of a Nation; The Story of the Pilgrim Fathers – Volume One by Frank M. Gregg

The Founding of a Nation; The Story of the Pilgrim Fathers – Volume Two by Frank M. Gregg

The Great Awakening by Joseph Tracy

The Life and Times of Roger Williams by May Emery Hall

The Mayflower Compact

The Revolutionary Era

A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America by John Adams

A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law by John Adams

A Summary View of the Rights of British America by Thomas Jefferson

The Boys of 1776 Book CoverAmerican Historical Documents 1000 A.D  – 1900

American Political History 1763 – 1876 – Volume One by Alexander Johnston

Biographical Sketches of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence by B.J. Lossing

Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions by B.F Morris

Common Sense by Thomas Paine

Diary of the American Revolution – Volume One by Frank Moore

Diary of the American Revolution – Volume Two by Frank Moore

Letters from a Farmer In Pennsylvania by John Dickinson

The Articles of Association of 1774

The Boys of 1776″ by Charles Carleton Coffin

The Declaration of Independence: A Study on the History of Political Ideas by Carl L. Becker

The Eve Of The Revolution by Carl L. Becker

The History of the American Revolution – Volume One by Mercy Otis Warren

The History of the American Revolution – Volume Two by Mercy Otis Warren

The Letters of John and Abigail Adams During the Revolution by Charles Francis Adams

The Novanglus Essays by John Adams

The Rights of the Colonists by Samuel Adams

The Virginia Declaration of Rights, 1776

Founding Era

Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison

Notes of the Secret Debates of the Federal Convention of 1787 by Robert Yates

Notes On The State Of Virginia by Thomas Jefferson

The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine


The Age of Unreason – A Reply to Thomas Paine by Rev. Richard Watson

The Federalist Papers by Hamilton, Madison and Jay

The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine

The Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 by H.M. Brackenridge

Biographies

George Washington the Christian by William J. Johnson

Benjamin Franklin Autobiography

Biographical Sketches of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence by B.J. Lossing

John Hancock The Picturesque Patriot by Lorenzo Sears

John Locke by Richard I. Aaron

The Character Of John Adams by Samuel Willard M.D.

The Life of James Madison by Sydney Howard Gay

The Life of Samuel Adams by James K. Hosmer

The Life of Thomas Jefferson by B.L. Rayner

The Life of George Washington by Edward Everett

The Pictorial Life of George Washington by John Frost

The Real Benjamin Franklin by Sydney George Fisher

Papers

George Washington’s Farewell Address

Letters of John and Abigail Adams During the Revolution by Charles Francis Adams

Life & Letters of Thomas Jefferson by Edwards. Pratt and Foster

Life And Public Services of Samuel Adams – Volume One by William V. Wells

Life And Public Services of Samuel Adams – Volume Two by William V. Wells

Life And Public Services of Samuel Adams – Volume Three by William V. Wells

Life, Correspondence & Speeches of Patrick Henry – Volume One by William Wirt Henry

Life, Correspondence & Speeches of Patrick Henry – Volume Two by William Wirt Henry

Life, Correspondence & Speeches of Patrick Henry – Volume Three by William Wirt Henry

Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior by George Washington

Source Documents

Manifesto of the Congress of the United States – 1778

The Anti-Federalist Papers Special Edition

The Articles of Association of 1774

The Articles of Confederation

The Bay Psalm Book

The Constitution of the United States

The Declaration of Independence

Original Draft of the Declaration of Independence – Thomas Jefferson

The Federalist Papers by Hamilton, Madison and Jay

The Kentucky Resolutions of 1798

The New England Primer

The Northwest Ordinance of 1787

The Treaty of Paris of 1783

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The Virginia Act For Establishing Religious Freedom, Thomas Jefferson, 1786

American History

American Political History 1763 – 1876 – Volume One by Alexander Johnston

American Political History 1763 – 1876 – Volume Two by Alexander Johnston

Democracy in America – Volume One by Alexis de Tocqueville

Democracy in America – Volume Two by Alexis de Tocqueville

George Washington

George Washington’s Farewell Address

George Washington the Christian by William J. Johnson

Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior by George Washington

The Maxims of Washington by John Fred Shroeder

The Pictorial Life of George Washington by John Frost

The Wisdom of George Washington by Bill Bailey

John Adams

A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America

A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law

Letters of John and Abigail Adams During the Revolution by Charles Francis Adams

Novanglus Essay

The Character Of John Adams by Samuel Willard M.D.

Thomas Jefferson

A Summary View of the Rights of British America

Kentucky Resolutions of 1798

Life & Letters of Thomas Jefferson by Edwards. Pratt and Foster

Notes On The State Of Virginia

George-Washington-Rules-Of-Civility-And-Decent-Behaviour2.jpgOriginal Draft of the Declaration of Independence

The Virginia Act For Establishing Religious Freedom, 1786

James Madison

Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison

The Life of James Madison by Sydney Howard Gay

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Autobiography

Poor Richard’s Almanack by Benjamin Franklin

The Real Benjamin Franklin by Sydney George Fisher

The Way to Wealth by Benjamin Franklin

Founding Influences

An Essay on Crimes and Punishment by Cesare Becarria

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke

A Letter Concerning Toleration by John Locke

Commentaries on the Laws of England – Volume One by Sir William Blackstone

Commentaries on the Laws of England – Volume Two by Sir William Blackstone

Some Thoughts Concerning Education by John Locke

The Code of Hammurabi

The Magna Carta

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

The Reasonableness of Christianity by John Locke

The Spirit of the Laws by Baron de Montesquieu

The Story of Liberty by Charles Carleton Coffin

Two Treatises of Government by John Locke

Utopia by Thomas More

Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

The Constitution

An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution by Noah Webster

Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States – Abridged Version by Joseph Story

Elementary Catechism of the Constitution by Arthur J. Stansbury

Essays on the Constitution of the United States Edited By Paul Leicester Ford

Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison

Notes of the Secret Debates of the Federal Convention of 1787 by Robert Yates

Principles of Constitutional Interpretation

The Anti-Federalist Papers Special Edition

The Constitution of the United States

The Essential Anti-Federalist Papers

The Essential Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers by Hamilton, Madison and Jay

Quotes

The Essential Abigail Adams

The Essential Alexander Hamilton

The Essential Anti-Federalist Papers

The-Essential-Abigail-AdamsThe Essential Benjamin Franklin

The Essential Federalist Papers

The Essential Founding Fathers

The Essential James Madison

The Essential John Adams

The Essential Thomas Jefferson

The Essential Thomas Paine

The Wisdom of George Washington by Bill Bailey

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