The Province of Massachusetts Bay requests aid from Queen Anne, 1708

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A Memorial of the State of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England to QQueen Anne’s War (1702–1713) was the second of four great wars for empire fought among France and England and their Indian allies.

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Davy Crockett on the removal of the Cherokees, 1834

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David Crockett to Charles Schultz, December 25, 1834 (Gilder Lehrman CollectIn this letter, written in December 1834, Davy Crockett complains about President Andrew Jackson’s forced removal of the Cherokees from their homes to Oklahoma.

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Surrender of the British General Cornwallis to the Americans, October 19, 1781

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Map of Yorktown, Virginia, October 1781 (Gilder Lehrman Collection)These three documents—a map, a manuscript, and a print—tell the story of the surrender of British commander Charles Cornwallis to American General George Washington.

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Death of a soldier, 1863: Paul Semmes

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Paul Jones Semmes to Emily J. Semmes, July 9, 1863 (Gilder Lehrman Collection)The Civil War was the bloodiest in the nation’s history, with 618,000 Union and Confederate soldiers perishing in the war.

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JFK on the containment of Communism, 1952

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John F. Kennedy, [Portion of an address], ca. August 12, 1952 (GLC02313)In August 1952, as he was campaigning for the US Senate, John F.

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Map of the New World, with European settlements and American Indian tribes, 1730

A primary source by Matthew Seutter
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Recens Edita totius Novi Belgii [New Netherland - New York], 1730. (Gilder Lehrm

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Columbus reports on his first voyage, 1493

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Christopher Columbus’s letter to Ferdinand and Isabella, 1493. (GLC01427)On August 3, 1492, Columbus set sail from Spain to find an all-water route to Asia.

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Proclamation of 1763, 1763

A primary source by George III, King of Great Britain
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King George III, Proclamation of 1763, 1763. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)At the end of the Seven Years’ War in 1763, France surrendered Canada and much of the Ohio and Mississippi valleys—two-thirds of eastern North America—to England.

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Declaration of Independence, 1776

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Declaration of Independence, Charleston, South Carolina, August 2, 1776. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

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Don’t Buy a Ford Ever Again, ca. 1960

A primary source by Citizens Council of Greater New Orleans
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 “Don’t Buy A Ford Ever Again” broadside, ca. 1960. (GLC08259)New Orleans in 1960 was sharply divided over the practice of segregation. The schools were ordered to desegregate, which angered many white people.

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