The Vision of Columbus
Federalist and Anti-Federalist Contentions
The Federalist No. 10 (James Madison)**
The Federalist No. 6 (Alexander Hamilton)**
Speech in the Convention**
The Indian Burying Ground**
from Letter to James Madison, Dec. 20, 1787
Letter to Peter Carr [Young man's education]**
Milcah Martha Moore
The Female Patriots. Address'd to the Daughters of Liberty in America, 1768**
Life of Junípero Serra**
from Chapter LVIII: "The Exemplary Death of the Venerable Father Father Junipero"
from Chapter XXII: "The Expeditions Arrive at the Port of Monterey—The Mission and Presidio of San Carlos Are Founded"
Constitutional Convention approves U.S. Constitution; sent to states for ratification.
Black Methodists in Philadelphia start the congregation that would become the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Northwest Ordinance outlaws slavery in northwest territories and north of Ohio River.