William Cullen Bryant opposes the protective tariff, 1876

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William C. Bryant to Hamilton A. Hill, February 11, 1876. (GLC02595)During the Civil War, the United States needed to raise funds urgently.

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FDR urges NAACP support before WWII, 1940

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Franklin D. Roosevelt to Arthur B. Spingarn, June 14, 1940 (GLC04477)On June 14, 1940, Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote to Arthur B.

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Politics and the Texas Revolution, 1836

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Henry W. Smith, “Texas Expects Every Man to Do His Duty,” February [28], 1836 (GTexas’s fight for independence from Mexico was an uphill battle from the very beginning.

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Preventing labor discrimination during World War II, 1942

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This poster, published by the War Manpower Commission in 1942, highlights the need to draw laborers from all segments of the American population. 

“Americans All” poster, War Manpower Commission, Washington DC, 1942. (GLC09530)

“Americans All” poster, War Manpower Commission, Washington DC, 1942. (GLC09530)
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Buying Frederick Douglass’s freedom, 1846

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Hugh Auld to Anna Richardson, October 6, 1846 (GLC07484.04)After he had escaped from slavery in 1838, Frederick Douglass became a well-known orator and abolitionist.

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Franklin Roosevelt’s Good Neighbor Policy, 1936

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Franklin D. Roosevelt, Address at Chautauqua, NY, August 14, 1936. (GLC04599)On August 14, 1936, President Franklin D.

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Conscientious objectors: Madison pardons Quakers, 1816

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In 1816, seven Quakers in Baltimore, Maryland, petitioned President James Madison for pardons after refusing to serve in the militia or pay the exemption fee. Secretary of State James Monroe requested additional information to determine whether the case merited the President’s attention.

James Monroe to Thomas Rutter, November 13, 1816, on the Quakers’ petition for a

James Monroe to Thomas Rutter, November 13, 1816, on the Quakers’ petition for a
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Receipt for land purchased from the Six Nations, 1769

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This document records that the representatives of the Six Nations, who signed using totems to designate individuals and tribes, received $10,000 as payment from the Penns for land the tribes had ceded in the Treaty of Fort Stanwix in 1768.

Receipt for land purchased from Six Nations by Pennsylvania, 1769. (GLC02548)

Receipt for land purchased from Six Nations by Pennsylvania, 1769. (GLC02548)
Receipt for land purchased from Six Nations by Pennsylvania, 1769. (GLC02548)
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A report from Spanish California, 1776

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Fernando de Rivera y Moncada, military commander of Alta California, wrote this letter as he was returning to his headquarters at the Presidio of Monterey after a nine-month stay at the Presidio of San Diego. There he had supervised the hunt for the leaders of an Indian uprising that had destroyed Mission San Diego in November 1775. 

Fernando de Rivera y Moncada to Antonio de Bucareli y Ursua, October 20, 1776.

San Diego, California, c1904. Detroit Publishing, Library of Congress
Fernando de Rivera y Moncada to Antonio de Bucareli y Ursua, October 20, 1776.
Fernando de Rivera y Moncada to Antonio de Bucareli y Ursua, October 20, 1776.
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