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Government Primary Source Resources (subscribed by APSU)
Government Primary Source Resources (free to all)
100 Milestone Documents
100 milestone documents, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration, and drawn primarily from its nationwide holdings. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965.
American Memory: A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation, U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates 1774-1875
Features the text of documents, journals, and debates of the Continental and Federal Congress from 1774 to 1875.
Core Documents of U.S. Democracy (via GPO Access)
Provides access a core group of current and historical government publications including the Bill of Rights, presidential inauguration speeches and other judicial and regulatory documents.
includes U.S. history textbooks, essays, multimedia exhibits, historical maps, speeches and images. It also includes primary source materials on slavery, Mexican American, Asian American and Native American histories, as well as audio-visual resources, including historic music, photographs and art works, and film trailers.
Historical Census Reports
Contains historical census reports in PDF for 1790-1860, 1990, and 2000
On Regulations.gov, you can find and comment on proposed regulations and related documents published by the U.S. Federal government. The types of regulations include Proposed Rules and Rules, as well as Notices from the Federal Register.
The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public. Documents include: Bills, Resolutions, Congressional Records, Presidential Nominations, and Treaties
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