Topic: Reform

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Declaration of Independence by Stone

This document is a copy of the Declaration of Independence produced in 1823. As Secretary of State, John Quincy Adams came to believe that the original Declaration was...
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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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Eleanor Roosevelt Holding a Declaration of Human Rights Poster

Eleanor Roosevelt displays the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which the United Nations adopted in 1948. The idea of unalienable natural rights is central to this document, as...
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Female Pashtun after Voting

In 2005, a Pashtu woman displayed her inked finger to show she voted in Afghanistan’s election. Although no women and many men did not have the right to...
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Gandhi Addressing His Followers

Here Mahatma Gandhi speaks to thousands of supporters in Delhi at the beginning of India’s struggle for independence. By teaching non-violence as a means of protesting and ultimately...
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Oration, Delivered in Corinthian Hall

In this powerful July 5, 1852 speech given in Rochester, NY, African-American abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass compares the freedoms being celebrated by white citizens on July...
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Portrait of John Locke

John Locke (1632-1704) was an English philosopher and political theorist. His Enlightenment theories greatly influenced Thomas Jefferson and his writing of the Declaration of Independence. Locke’s portrait is...
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Speech Against the Stamp Act

William Pitt was George III’s minister during the French and Indian War. He crafted the strategy that insured Britain’s victory over France. Later, as a member of Parliament,...