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Historic Documents - Indexed Chronologically

Historic Documents
A - K

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L - Z

Historic Documents
By Year


 

 Year

 

Name of the Document

     
     
     

 449/8 BC

 

Peace of Kallias (Callias)
(Peace between Athens and Persia, negotiated by Athenian ambassador Kallias. Disputed)
 

     
     

 421 BC

 

Peace of Nicias
 

     
     

 445 BC

 

Thirty Years' Treaty
 

     
     

 386 BC

 

Peace of Antalcidas (King's Peace)
 

     
     

 205 BC

 

Peace of Phoenice
 

     
     

 188 BC

 

Treaty of Apamea
 

     
     

212

 

Edict of Caracalla
 

     
     

 435

 

Treaty of Margus
 

     
     

 843

 

Treaty of Verdun
 

     
     

 870

 

Treaty of Mersen
 

     
     

1086

 

Domesday Book
 

     
     

1167

 

Lombard League
 

     
     

1183

 

Peace of Constance
 

     
     

1215

 

Magna Carta
 

     
     

1229

 

Treaty of Paris
 

     
     

1259

 

Treaty of Paris
 

     
     

1320

 

Declaration of Arbroath
 

     
     

1360

 

Treaty of Bretigny
 

 

 

Treaty of Calais
 

     
     

1397

 

Kalmar Union
 

     
     

1420

 

Treaty of Troyes
 

     
     

1435

 

Treaty of Arras
 

     
     

1444

 

Truce of Tours
 

     
     

1494

 

Treaty of Tordesillas
 

     
     

1541

 

Catherine Howard's letter to Thomas Culpepper
 

     
     

1559

 

Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis
 

     
     

1562

 

Edict of January
 

     
     

1598

 

Edict of Nantes
 

     
     

1605

 

Treaty of London
 

     
     

1616

 

Shakespeare's Will
 

     
     

1617

 

Treaty of Stolbovo
 

     
     

1620

 

Mayflower Compact
 

     
     

1628

 

Petition of Right
 

     
     

1648

 

Peace of Westphalia
 

     
     

1657

September 19

Treaty of Wehlau (also called Treaty of Welawa)
 

     
     

1658

 

Peace of Roeskilde
 

     
     

1659

November 7

Treaty of the Pyrenees
 

     
     

1660

 

Treaty of Oliva
 

     
     

1661

 

Treaty of Cardis
 

     
     

1668

May 2

Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle
 

     
     

1678

 

Treaty of Nijmegen
 

     
     

1679

 

Habeas Corpus Act
 

     
     

1686

 

League of Augsburg
 

     
     

1689

 

Bill of Rights (British)

Grand Alliance

Toleration Act

Treaty of Nerchinsk
 

     
     

1694

 

Triennial Act
 

     
     

1697

 

Treaty of Rijswijk
 

     
     

1699

 

Peace of Carlowitz
 

     
     

1701

 

Act of Settlement
 

     
     

1711

 

Peace of the Prut
 

     
     

1713

 

Pragmatic Sanction

Treaty of Utrecht / Treaties of Utrecht
 

     
     

1714

March 6

Treaty of Rastatt (Rastadt)
 

 

September 7

Treaty of Baden
 

     
     

1718

 

Peace of Passarowitz
 

     
     

1719

 

Treaties of Stockholm 1719-1720
 

     
     

1720

 

Treaty of Frederiksborg
 

     
     

1727

 

Treaty of Kyakhta
 

     
     

1738

 

Treaty of Vienna
 

     
     

1743

 

Treaty of Åbo
 

     
     

1748

October 18

Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle
 

     
     

1754

 

Albany Plan
 

     
     

1762

November 3

Treaty of Fontainebleau

Treaty of Fontainebleau - Transcript

Preliminary Articles of Peace

     
     

1763

February 10

Treaty of Paris
 

 

February 15

Treaty of Hubertusburg
 

 

October 7

Proclamation of 1763
 

     
     

1765

 

Stamp Act
 

     
     

1776

June 12

Virginia Declaration of Rights
 

 

July 4

Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence - Transcript

     
     

1781

January 

Compte rendu au roi

English Translation:
   
Report to the King

     
     

1783

 

Peace of Paris

September 3, 1783
1. Paris:
Final treaty
(Britain and United States)

2. Versailles: Final treaty
(Britain and France)

3. Versailles: Final treaty
(Britain and Spain)

May 20, 1784
Paris:
Final treaty
(Britain and United Provinces)

 

     
     

1787

February 22 - May 25

Assembly of the Notables / Assemblée des Notables

Assembly of the Notables / Assemblée des Notables - Minutes / Procès-verbal (French, PDF)

     
     

 

 

Constitution of the United States

Constitution of the United States - Transcript

     
     

1788

 

Dolben Act

     
     

1788

November 6 - December 12

Assembly of the Notables / Assemblée des Notables

Assembly of the Notables / Assemblée des Notables - Minutes / Procès-verbal (French, PDF)

     
     

1789

June 17 Proclamation of the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale)
     

 

August 26

Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

Declaration des Droits de l'Homme et du Citoyen

     
     

1790

July 16

Residence Act
 

     
     

1790

August 14

Treaty of Värälä
 

     
     

1791

August 27

Declaration of Pillnitz 1791

     
     

1791

December 15

Bill of Rights (United States)

Bill of Rights (United States) - Transcript
 

     
     

 1792

February 7

Austro-Prussian Alliance against France
 

     
     

1792

December 25

Last Will of Louis XVI
 

     
     

1793

April 22

Neutrality, Proclamation of
 

     
     

1793

June 8

British Order-in-Council
 

     
     

1793

November 6

British Order-in-Council
 

     
     

1794-1992

 

United States Constitution - Amendments 11-27
 

     
     

1794

November 19

Jay Treaty

Jay Treaty: Appendix

Jay Treaty: Transcript

     
     

1795

February 17

Treaty of La Jaunaye (Traité de La Jaunaye)
 

 

April 5

Peace of Basel
 

 

April 9

Treaty of Mabilais
 

 

October 27

Pinckney Treaty (Treaty of San Lorenzo)

     
     

1796

August 19

Treaty of San Ildefonso
 

     
     

1797

April 17

Treaty of Leoben
 

 

October 17 

Treaty of Campo Formio
 

     
     

1798

July 14

Sedition Act
 

     
     

1800

September 30

Treaty of Morfontaine
 

 

October 1

Treaty of San Ildefonso
 

     
     

1801

January 1

Act of Union
 

 

February 9

Treaty of Luneville

Treaty of Luneville - French Transcript

Treaty of Luneville - English Translation of French Transcript
 

 

March 21

Convention of Aranjuez
 

 

July 15

Concordat of 1801
 

     
     

1802

 

Treaty of Amiens
 

     
     

1803

February 19

Act of Mediation
 

 

February 25

Final Recess of the Reichsdeputation
 

 

April 30

Louisiana Purchase
 

     
     

1804

 

Napoleonic Code
 

     
     

1805

May

Essex Decision
 

 

December 15

Treaty of Schönbrunn
 

 

December 26

Treaty of Pressburg
 

     
     

1806

November 21

Berlin Decree
 

 

December 31

Monroe-Pinkney Treaty
 

     
     

1807

January 7

Order in Council
 

 

March 25

Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade
 

 

July 7 / 9

Treaties of Tilsit
 

 

October 27

Treaty of Fountainebleau
 

 

November 11

Order in Council
 

 

December 17

Milan Decree
 

 

December 22

Embargo Act
 

     
     

1808

January 1

  Slave Trade Act
 

     
     

1809

March 1

  Non-Intercourse Act
 

 

April 19

  Erskine Agreement
 

 

October 14

  Treaty of Schönbrunn
 

     
     

1810

March 23

  Rambouillet Decree
 

 

May 1

  Macon's Bill No. 2
 

 

August 5

  Trianon Decree
 

 

October 27

  Presidential Proclamation (Annexation of West Florida)
 

     
     

1813

 

Treaty of Gulistan
 

     
     

1814

March 9

Treaty of Chaumont
 

 

May 30

First Treaty of Paris
 

 

July 20

Treaty of Paris (with Spain)
 

 

December 24

Treaty of Ghent

Treaty of Ghent: Original

Treaty of Ghent: Transcript
 

     
     

1815

June 9

Final Act of the Congress of Vienna
 

 

July 3

A Convention to Regulate the Commerce between the Territories of The United States and of His Britannick Majesty
 

 

September 26

Holy Alliance
 

 

November 20

Second Treaty of Paris
 

 

November 20

Quadruple Alliance
 

     
     

1818

October 9

Quintuple Alliance
 

     
     

1819

February 22

Adams-Onis Treaty
(also called Transcontinental Treaty or Florida Purchase)

Adams-Onis Treaty: English Transcript

Adams-Onis Treaty: Spanish Transcript

     
     

1820

March 6

Missouri Compromise
 

     
     

1823

 

Monroe Doctrine
 

     
     

1830

May 28

Indian Removal Act
 

     
     

1832

 

Reform Act of 1832

Reform Act of 1832 - Original Document

Reform Act of 1832 - Transcript


Treaty of Constantinople
 

     
     

1833

August 28

Abolition of Slavery Act
 

     
     

1848

 

Communist Manifesto
 

  February 2 

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 1848 - Transcript

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 1848 - Transcript - PDF

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 1848 - Original Document: First Page

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 1848 - Original Document: Last Page
 

  April 27 

Decree on the abolition of slavery in French colonies and possessions

Décret relatif à l'abolition de l'esclavage dans les colonies et les possessions françaises 

     
     

1850

September 18

Fugitive Slave Act
 

     
     

1853

 

Gadsden Purchase
 

     
     

1854

May 30

Kansas-Nebraska Act
 

     
     

1856

March 30 

Treaty of Paris
 

     
     

1859

November 10

Treaty of Zurich
 

     
     

1860

March 24

Treaty of Turin
 

     
     

1863

January 1

Emancipation Proclamation

Emancipation Proclamation: Transcript

     
     

1864-1949

 

Geneva Conventions
 

     
     

1865

December 6

Thirteenth Amendment
 

     
     

1867

 

Reform Act of 1867
 

     
     

1871

September 28

Law of the Free Womb
 

     
     

1873

October 30

Birth Certificate Francisco Madero
 

     
     

1878

March 3

Treaty of San Stefano
 

 

July 13

Treaty of Berlin
 

     
     

1883

 

Pendleton Civil Service Act
 

     
     

1884

 

Reform Act of 1884
 

     
     

1886

 

Treaty of Bucharest
 

     
     

1898

December 10 

Treaty of Paris
 

     
     

1902

 

Peace of Vereeniging
 

     
     

1905

 

August Manifesto
 

 

 

Treaty of Portsmouth
 

 

 

October Manifesto
 

     
     

1906

 

Vyborg Manifesto
 

     
     

1908

 

Creelman-Diaz Interview

Creelman-Diaz Interview - En Español

Creelman-Diaz Interview - PDF (Huge: 11MB)
 

     
     

1909

January 22

The Conservation of Public Lands Message
 

     
     

1910

October 5

Plan of San Luis Potosí
 

     
     

1911

May 21

Treaty of Ciudad Juarez
 

 

June 20

El Imparcial Newspaper
 

 

June 22

El Pais Newspaper
 

 

October 14

Telephony - The American Telephone Journal

 

 

November 25

Plan of Ayala
 

     
     

1914

September 5

Treaty of London
 

 

September 30

Manifesto for the Mexican People
 

     
     

1915

 March 18

Constantinople Agreement
 

     
     

1917

 

Order No. 1
 

     
     

1918

 

Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
 

     
     

1919

 

Treaty of Versailles


Treaty of Saint Germain

Treaty of Saint Germain - PDF
 

     
     

1920

August 10

Treaty of Sevres (Treaty of Sèvres)

     
     

1925

 

Gildardo Magana Papers
 

     
     

1933

March 23

Enabling Act
(In German: Ermächtigungsgesetz)

 

     
     

1934

June 18

Indian Reorganization Act
 

     
     

1938

September 30

Munich Agreement
 

     
     

1939

 

Pact of Steel
 

     
     

1941

December 8

Japanese War Declaration WWII
 

     
     

1942

April 24

The Tribune - Manila, Philippines
 

     
     

1949

 

North Atlantic Treaty
 

     
     

1953

July 27

Panmunjom Armistice
 

     
     

1964

July 2

Civil Rights Act
 

     
     

1972

 

SALT I
 

     
     

1979

 

SALT II
 

     
     

1981

October 9

Abolition of the Death Penalty France
 

     
     

1991

 

START I
 

     
     

1993

 

START II
 

     
     

1994

June 9

Convention of Belem Do Para
 

     
     

1998

November 9

Human Rights Act
 

 

November 19

Statute Law (Repeals) Act
 

     
     

2009

January 29

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
 

 

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