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Government Documents as Primary Sources: 1800-1809

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



Territorial Expansion of the United States

1800 - "Territory Northwest of the Ohio" Divided and the Western Part Organized as "Indiana Territory" (top)
1802-1804 Ohio Admitted as a State and the Remainder of the Territory Northwest of the Ohio Attached to Indiana Territory (1802). ---Georgia Cedes Her Western Territory to the Union (1802), and this Area and the Unorganized Territory South of Tennessee were Incorporated with Mississippi Territory (1804).(bottom)

Plan of the City of Washington, in the Territory of Columbia, ceded by the States of Virginia and Maryland to the United States of America, and by them established as the seat of their government, after the year MDCCC.

Plan of the City of Washington, D.C.