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primary sources:

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U.S. Federal Government

U.S. State and Local Government

U.S. Virginia Government

Foreign and International Governments




American Presidency Project.  Compilation of presidential documents.

Constitution Finder. Current and past constitutions, charters, amendments, and other related documents for nations around the world.

Founder's Constitution. Compilation of documents important to the development of constitutional government in the U.S.

Historic Documents. Texts and commentary on over 3,000 documents, ranging from "presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions

Lexis Nexis Serial Set Digital Collection. Contains congressional documents and reports dating from 1789 to 1969.

Making of America. Digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction

National Security Archive. Documents on topics pertaining to the national security, foreign, intelligence, and economic policies of the United States."

Our Documents. 100 milestone documents in U.S history from 1776 to 1965.

EuroDocs: Online Sources for European History. European primary historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated.