100 Milestone Documents

Stock Photo of the Consitution of the United States and Feather QuillTake a walk through United States history using the National Archives and Records Administration’s “100 Milestone Documents.”  The website, www.ourdocuments.gov, provides PDF access to documents from 1776 – 1965.

In addition to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, there are several documents that have both historical and legal significance.  Below is a list of a few documents contained in the 100 Milestone Documents that may be of interest to law students:

  • Bill of Rights (1791)
  • Marbury v. Madison (1803)
  • Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
  • Executive Order 9981: Desegregation of the Armed Forces (1948)
  • Armistice Agreement for the Restoration of the South Korean State (1953)
  • Executive Order 10730: Desegregation of Central High School (1957)
  • Voting Rights Act (1965)

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