Documents of freedom

Documents of Freedom

For centuries, humans have attempted to codify the rights, privileges, responsibilities, and freedoms each person has in a society. This Reading Set is a collection of some of the most important documents in this ongoing quest to form “a more perfect union.”

Reading Passages In This Set


1

The Mayflower Compact

by The Pilgrims

The Mayflower Compact was a document written and sig...

322 Words, 6th-8th Grades, 1300L +, Context Clues and Summary

2

The Declaration of Independence

by Second Continental Congress

The Declaration of Independence was the document ado...

379 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1300L +, Context Clues and Summary

3

The U.S. Bill of Rights

The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are called the Bill of Rights. These amendments were finally ratified in 1791...

489 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1300L +, Fact and Opinion and Summary

4

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, written in 1789, is the core document of the French Revolution, establishing ...

943 Words, 10th-12th Grades, 1300L +, Compare and Contrast

5

The Emancipation Proclamation

by Abraham Lincoln

In the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lin...

735 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1300L +, Main / Central Idea and Summary