Great Documents in U.S. History

This item is consumable. Either reproduce or purchase one per student.

There are many ways to study U.S. History. One of the most exciting is by looking at and thinking about the written and spoken materials have shaped our past. Great Documents in U.S. History examines the words we have used to frame our nation. This volume provides historical context, a glossary, and a range of questions to help students understand both the documents and their importance. Volume I covers Early Settlement to Reconstruction (1620-1870). Among the critical documents and topics from this era:
  • The Mayflower Compact
  • Common Sense
  • George Washington’s Farewell Address
  • The Trail of Tears
  • The California Gold Rush
  • “The Nature of Slavery” …and 14 more.


You can view a sample of this book (along with the Table of Contents) here.