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Founders Online

Founders Online

Correspondence and Other Writings of Six Major Shapers of the United States:

George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams (and family), Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison. Over 119,000 searchable documents, fully annotated, from the authoritative Founding Fathers Papers projects.  NARA intends to add the papers of Benjamin Franklin before the end of 2013.  The site is a Beta Release, so some features may change over time.

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Sue Patrick
Sue Patrick (Faculty)
4 years ago

Those interested in using the documents located here for a particular assignment will have to do some searching.  A fun type of assignment for high school students or general education college students might be a sort of scavenger hunt involving finding letters written on particular dates or from particular places or about particular topics (or some combination thereof).

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