CORE DOCUMENTS OF U.S. DEMOCRACY
Core documents chronicle historical events, people, places and ideas that continute to shape America and define our democratic society. These current and historical government publications are available in full-text from FDsys. Many of the documents are from the Library of Congress's American Memory Project. Many of these documents provide a digital record of American history and creativity. Discover the papers of Wilbur and Orville Write, or view the photos from the Civil War. The National Archives Web site will inclue Lincoln's draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, the draft of his second inaugural address, as well as the original copy of the Declaration of Independence.