America’s Historical Documents

America's Historical Documents

The National Archives preserves and provides access to the records of the Federal Government. Here is a sample of these records, from our most celebrated milestones to little-known surprises .

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More Documents & Exhibits

  • Online Exhibits
    Online exhibits of photos, documents and more from the holdings of the National Archives.
  • The Charters of Freedom
    Explore the story behind the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution & the Bill of Rights.
  • Our Documents
    100 Milestone Documents of American History
  • Teaching with Documents
    Lesson plans and resources based on primary documents from the National Archives.
  • Traveling Exhibits
    See when our traveling collections will be near you.



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