Introduction to World Politics

Historical Documents

This is a listing of some of the more important historical documents I have acquired thus far. All pdf files (pdf) require Adobe Acrobet Reader of at least version 4.

General Course-Related Documents

Year Title / Author
pdf
 
1974
 
Cargo Cult Science
          Richard Feynman
pdf
 
2007
 
APSA References How-To
          Ole J Forsberg
pdf
 
2007
 
What is Science?
          Ole J Forsberg

Historical Documents

Year Title / Author
pdf
 
1090
 
The Constitution of the Iroquois Confederation
          The Iroquois Confederation
pdf
 
1164
 
The Constitutions of Clarendon
          King Edward I
pdf
 
1215
 
The Magna Carta
          King John Lackland
pdf
 
1494
 
The Letter to the King and Queen of Spain
          Christopher Columbus
pdf
 
1513
 
The Prince
          Niccolo Machiavelli
pdf
 
1620
 
The Mayflower Compact
          William Bradford
pdf
 
1644
 
A Plea for Religious Liberty
          Roger Williams
pdf
 
1645
 
On Liberty
          John Winthrop
pdf
 
1679
 
The Habeas Corpus Act
          English Parliament
pdf
 
1689
 
The English Bill of Rights
          Prince William of Orange and Princess Mary
pdf
 
1741
 
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
          Jonathon Edwards
pdf
 
1754
 
The Albany Plan of Union
          Benjamin Franklin
pdf
 
1775
 
The Liberty Speech
          Patrick Henry
pdf
 
1775
 
Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms
          Second Continental Congress
pdf
 
1776
 
The Crisis
          Thomas Paine
pdf
 
1776
 
The Declaration of Independence
          Thomas Jefferson
pdf
 
1776
 
The Virginia Declaration of Rights
          George Mason as principal author
pdf
 
1777
 
The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union
          Second Continental Congress
pdf
 
1783
 
The Treaty of Paris
          Various Diplomats
pdf
 
1786
 
The Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom
          Thomas Jefferson
pdf
 
1787
 
Federalist No. 6
          Alexander Hamilton
pdf
 
1787
 
Antifederalist No. 6
          Centinel
pdf
 
1789
 
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
          Marquis de Lafayette
pdf
 
1789
 
The US Constitution
          The United States in Congress
pdf
 
1791
 
Rights of Man
          Thomas Paine
pdf
 
1796
 
The Treaty of Tripoli
          Various Diplomats
pdf
 
1798
 
The Sedition Act
          An Act of the US Congress
pdf
 
1823
 
The Monroe Doctrine
          James Monroe
pdf
 
1848
 
The Manifesto of the Communist Party
          Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
pdf
 
1849
 
On Civil Disobedience
          Henry Thoreau
pdf
 
1854
 
Slavery in Massachusetts
          Henry Thoreau
pdf
 
1863
 
The Emancipation Proclamation
          Abraham Lincoln
pdf
 
1863
 
The Gettysburg Address
          Abraham Lincoln
pdf
 
1918
 
The Fourteen Points
          Woodrow Wilson
pdf
 
1941
 
The Atlantic Charter
          Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill
pdf
 
1945
 
Statements from the Yalta Conference
          Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin
pdf
 
1946
 
The Iron Curtain Speech
          Winston Churchill
pdf
 
1946
 
The Long Telegram
          George F. Kennan
pdf
 
1947
 
The Truman Doctrine
          Harry S. Truman
pdf
 
1961
 
Special Address to Congress
          John F. Kennedy
pdf
 
1993
 
The Arusha Peace Accords
          Anastase Gasana and Pasteur Bizimungu
pdf
 
1994
 
Cable Response to Roméo Dallaire
          Kofi Annan
pdf
 
1994
 
Cable to Kofi Annan
          Roméo Dallaire
pdf
 
1999
 
Constitution of the Swiss Confederation
          Federal Assembly of the Swiss Confederation
pdf
 
2001
 
The USA PATRIOT Act
          The US Congress
pdf
 
2007
 
Petraeus Report
          Gen. David H. Petraeus

Laws And Legal Documents

Year Title / Author
pdf
 
1090
 
The Constitution of the Iroquois Confederation
          The Iroquois Confederation
pdf
 
1164
 
The Constitutions of Clarendon
          King Edward I
pdf
 
1215
 
The Magna Carta
          King John Lackland
pdf
 
1679
 
The Habeas Corpus Act
          English Parliament
pdf
 
1776
 
The Declaration of Independence
          Thomas Jefferson
pdf
 
1777
 
The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union
          Second Continental Congress
pdf
 
1783
 
The Treaty of Paris
          Various Diplomats
pdf
 
1789
 
The US Constitution
          The United States in Congress
pdf
 
1796
 
The Treaty of Tripoli
          Various Diplomats
pdf
 
1798
 
The Sedition Act
          An Act of the US Congress
pdf
 
1863
 
The Emancipation Proclamation
          Abraham Lincoln
pdf
 
1993
 
The Arusha Peace Accords
          Anastase Gasana and Pasteur Bizimungu
pdf
 
1999
 
Constitution of the Swiss Confederation
          Federal Assembly of the Swiss Confederation
pdf
 
2001
 
The USA PATRIOT Act
          The US Congress

Fictional Stories And Writings

Year Title / Author
pdf
 
1839
 
The Fall of the House of Usher
          Edgar Allan Poe
pdf
 
1842
 
The Masque of the Red Death
          Edgar Allan Poe
pdf
 
1855
 
The Song of Hiawatha
          Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Miscellaneous Documents

Year Title / Author
pdf
 
2004
 
The 9/11 Commission Report
          The 9/11 Commission
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