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Government Documents as Primary Sources: 1780-1789

A guide to government documents and publications useful for primary source research. Arranged by decade.

1780-1789

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Constitution of the United States

Constitution of the United States (1787)

President George Washington's First Inaugural Speech

President George Washington's First Inaugural Speech (1789)

Military Chaplains Pay

This resolution directed that military chaplains, appointed in abundance by Congress during the Revolutionary War, were paid at the rate of a major in the Continental Army.