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Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address (1865)

Petition of Colored Citizens, Alexandria, VA (1865)

The Reconstruction Amendments to the Constitution (1865-1870)

Little Bear's Account of the Sand Creek Massacre (1864)

Andrew Carnegie, "The Gospel of Wealth" (1889)

Supreme Court Decision, Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

Preamble to the People's Party Platform (1892)

Tom Watson, "The Negro Question in the South (1892)

William Jennings Bryan, "Cross of Gold" Speech (1896)

Firsthand Account of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's Assassination (1914)

The Zimmerman Telegram (1917)

George Creel, "How We Advertised America" (1920)

Sen. Lodge's Objections to the League of Nations (1919)

Claude McKay, Poems (1920s)

Huey Long, "Share Our Wealth" (1935)

Supreme Court Decision, U.S. v. Butler (1936)

Franklin D. Roosevelt, "America, the Arsenal of Democracy" (1940)

Franklin D. Roosevelt, "The Four Freedoms" (1941)

The Truman Doctrine (1947)

The Marshall Plan (1947)

NSC-68 (1950)

Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" (1963)

Stokely Carmichael, "What We Want" (1966)

Lyndon B. Johnson, "Proposal for a Nationwide War on Poverty" (1964)

Vietnamese Declaration of Independence (1945)

Lyndon B. Johnson, "Peace Without Conquest" (1965)

Col. Robert D. Heinl, Jr., "The Collapse of the Armed Forces" in Vietnam (1971)

Peter Schrag, "The Forgotten American" (1969)

Thomas Wolfe, "The Me Decade"

Pres. Reagan's First Inaugural Address (1981)

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