Topic: Protests

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Declaration of Independence by Tyler

This document is a copy of the Declaration of Independence. Producedin 1818 by Benjamin Owen Tyler of Washington, D.C., Tyler was the first engraver to publish a handwritten...
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Declaration of Sentiments

This document is the Declaration of Sentiments issued by the participants in the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848. At this gathering in upstate New York, 342 women and...
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Declaration of the Anti-Slavery Convention

This document is the Declaration of Sentiments issued in Dec. 1833 by the first meeting of the National Anti-Slavery Society. It was later published in William Lloyd Garrison’s...
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Ezra Stiles to Catharine Macaulay

Ezra Stiles, a Congregational minister and future president of Yale, wrote this letter to Catharine Macaulay, the famous historian of Great Britain. In 1775 many colonists began to...
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Fighting at the Hotel de Ville

This painting memorializes the revolution of July 1830 in Paris, which resulted in the creation of a constitutional monarchy. Another revolution established a republic in 1848; Louis Bonaparte...
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Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death

In this famous speech, Patrick Henry urges his fellow members of Virginia’s legislature to defend themselves against British tyranny. He warns that Britain’s actions over the past decade...
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Jefferson to John Randolph

In this letter, Thomas Jefferson writes to his fellow Virginian, John Randolph, who has fled to England. By this time in 1775, Americans had formed the Continental Congress...
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John Adams Diary Entry

In this diary entry, John Adams discusses the effects of the Stamp Act on the colonists. He notes that resistance to the Act was universal throughout the colonies....
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John Hancock’s Boston Massacre Oration

In 1774, John Hancock, a wealthy Boston merchant, was chosen to deliver the third annual oration to commemorate the Boston Massacre. Hancock warned his fellow colonists about British...
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La Destruction de la Statue Royale

This image, created in Europe, depicts the scene in New York City as it might have looked when inhabitants pulled down the statue of George III. After the...