Selected Primary Source documents from U.S. History (1754-1800). This packet works with Unit 3 in the new AP U.S. History curriculum. The file has been designed so that there are large margins on each page to allow for student annotation of documents. Documents will work for students in grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.
PDF is 26 pages in length, and most of the sources have been edited for student use.
Two Accounts of the Boston Massacre; John Tudor, a Boston merchant, & General Thomas Gage, a British General
Images: Boston Massacre by Paul Revere & 19th Century Lithograph of the Boston Massacre
John Locke’s The Second Treatise of Civil Government 1690
Declaration of Independence
Articles of Confederation
George Washington Letter to Henry Knox, February 3, 1787
Daniel Gray Grievances (1786)
Pro Slavery Petition from Virginia (1784)
The European Magazine and London Review, December 1784
Image: Federal Pillars
Benjamin Franklin Letter to George Washington
The Federalist Papers : No. 10
The Federalist Papers : No. 51
Farewell Address (1796) by George Washington