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(1790-1828) Early National Period


19th Century Documents: The Avalon Project at Yale Law School
Yale University presents this impressive collection of major 19th century documents. The scope is significant: the War of 1812, the 1805 peace treaty with Tripoli, conventions regarding the slave trade, the peace treaty with Morocco in 1836, the Kansas Nebraska Act, the Louisiana Purchase, agreements with Native Americans, and the 1832 proclamation on nullification.
A Guide to the War of 1812
The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with the War of 1812, including manuscripts, broadsides, pictures, and government documents. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the War of 1812 that are available throughout the Library of Congress Web site.
Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record
"The hundreds of images in this collection have been selected from a wide range of sources, most of them dating from the period of slavery. This collection is envisioned as a tool and a resource that can be used by teachers, researchers, students, and the general public . . . little effort is made to interpret the images and establish the historical authenticity or accuracy of what they display . . . . Individual users of this collection must decide such issues for themselves." - Intro. The site is a project of The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the University of Virginia Library.
Discovering Lewis & Clark

Detailed overview, synopsis and chronology of the Lewis and Clark expedition, with contributions from many historians. Operated by the Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation.

History of the Erie Canal
The Erie Canal was the first great engineering project undertaken in the new United States. You'll find paintings, old prints, and postcards of the Erie Canal here as well as photos showing the remains of the old canal.
Journals of Lewis & Clark
A remarkable American adventure is recounted here in the journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark compiled during their 1804-1806 trek from Missouri to the Pacific Coast. The University of Virginia is responsible for the site.

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