Chapter 6

A New Republic: 1750–1830

Benjamin Franklin, from Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin West, William Penn’s Treaty with the Indians (painting)

Paul Revere, The Able Doctor, or America Swallowing the Bitter Draught (cartoon)

Patrick Henry, Speech to the Second Virginia Convention

Thomas Paine, from The Age of Reason

Abigail and John Adams, Letters

Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Declaration of Sentiments

Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur, from Letters from an American Farmer

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, from The Federalist Papers

Alexander Hamilton

James Madison

Preamble to the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights

Judith Sargent Murray, from On the Equality of the Sexes

H. L. Mencken, from In Defense of Women

Benjamin Banneker, Letter to Thomas Jefferson with Response from Thomas Jefferson

Chief Tecumseh, Address to Governor William Henry Harrison

Francis Scott Key, The Star-Spangled Banner

Washington Irving, Rip Van Winkle

Conversation | The Myth of George Washington

Conversation | Religious Tolerance

Conversation | The Influence of Phillis Wheatley