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American National Government: Democracy

Resources to help understand American political development.

Frederick Douglass

Frederick DouglassImage Credit: Collection of the New-York Historical Society



Martin Luther King

Kings Letter from Birmingham Jail

King in jail

CREDIT: "[Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., behind bars in jail in St. Augustine, Florida]." United Press International telephoto, 1962. Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.


Thomas Paine

John Locke

Library of Virginia: Political/Colonial Exhibit

Seneca Falls Convention

Shay's Rebellion