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Historical Documents • Federalist Papers • Issue Resources • Links

The National Legal Foundation, as a constitutional litigation firm, believes the documents and political debates of this nation's founding era are crucial to a proper understanding of American law.  We will continue to add both documents and commentary to this section of our website.  Currently, the following historical documents and debates are available:

Declaration Nec. to take up Arms
Declaration 1st Const. Cong.
The Emancipation Proclamation
The Mayflower Compact
The Monroe Doctrine
Northwest Ordinance
Res. of Stamp Act Cong.
The Virginia Declaration of Rights



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