The 10 Commandments

The Ten Commandments are found in the Torah and the Bible (Exodus 20:2-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21). 1 I am The Lord your God: You shall not have strange gods before me. 2 You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain. 3 Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day....

The Mayflower Compact (1620 Agreement)

Below is the text of the Mayflower Compact, originally referred to as the 1620 agreement.  It was the legal document that bound the Pilgrims together when they crossed the Atlantic to arrive in New England.  CLICK HERE to read historical details about this founding...

Declaration of Independence

Note: The following text is a transcription of the Stone Engraving of the parchment Declaration of Independence (the document on display inthe Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.) The spelling and punctuation reflects the original.  CLICK HERE for details about...

The Bill of Rights

The Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the...

The United States Constitution

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and...