The American Revolution
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The Albany Plan of Union (unsuccessful), developed by Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Hutchinson in 1754.
You can read Benjamin Franklin's autobiography on-line.
The Boston Non-Importation Agreement of 1768.
The Association of the Sons of Liberty in New York, 1773.
The Continental Congress statement of 20 October 1774, declaring "the Association" of colonies who would boycott British goods.
Parliament's repeal of the Stamp Act, 18 March 1766.
The Continental Congress, Petition to the King, 8 July 1775, known as the Olive Branch Petition.
The Virginia Declaration of Rights, 12 June 1776.
An essay on the "Stylistic Artistry of the Declaration of Independence."
The Articles of Capitulation under which British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered to the allied American and French forces.