In Association with

Click here to go to Palimpsest onLine!
Welcome to the Electronic Classics Series Great Political Documents Page!
From this site you can download important Political Documents in Adobe Portable File Format. 
You will need Adobe's ® Acrobat ® Reader to view these files: Click me for the latest version of the Reader.

Declaration of  Independence
US Constitution
Bill of Rights
Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!"
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
John Quincy Adams' "Orations"
"The Communist Manifesto"
The Mayflower Compact
Magna Carta
Thomas Paine's "Common Sense"
U.S. Presidents' Inaugural Addresses: Washington to Clinton
The Federalist Papers
The Maastrict Treaty (1992): 
The Treaty of European Uninty
The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
by The Manhattan Engineer Project 
June 29, 1946
The State of the Union Address by US Presidents
Personal Memoirs of US Grant
Woodrow Wilson:
"On Being Human"
"When a Man Comes to Himself"
"Why We Are at War"
The US Patriot Act of 2001
The 9/11 Commission Report
Clarence Darrow:
Crime: Its Cause and Treatment
Iraq Study Group Report 2006
The Food and Agricultural Department of the United Nations 2006 report:
Livestock's Long Shadow
PSU's Electronic Classic Series' FAQ "Family Jewels"
The CIA's declassified memo of
16 May 1973
(Note: 21 MB file.)
Congressional Budget Office Report:
Trends in the Distribution of Household Income Between 1979 and 2007
Pres. Obama's Job speech to congress 9-8-11
President Barack Obama's

Nobel Speech 12-9-09
In landsape format
In portrait format
U. S. Department of Justice Memo of
14 March 2003, on Torture (4 files)
Pages 1-19
Pages 20-39
Pages 40-59
Pages 60-81
A Review of the FBI's Involvement in and Observations of Detainee Interrogations in Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, and Iraq
U.S. Dep. of Justice
Office of the Inspector General
(Note:  28 MB file)
Report on Whether Public Statements Regarding Iraq by U.S. Government Officials Were Substantiated by Intelligence Information
Report on Intelligience Activities Relating to Iraq Conducted by the Policy Counterterrorism Evaluation Group and the Office of Special Plans within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 The CIA "Torture Memos"
August 1, 2002
May 10, 2005
May 10, 2005
May 30, 2005
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide
December 16, 2008
(Note:  File is 14 MB)

Return to Palimpsest onLine!
Return to Electronic Classics Series Site
This page created and maintained by Jim Manis 
Last updated October 27, 2011.

Copyright © 2011 The Pennsylvania State University