The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy

Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Reviewed Websites
Date Posted: 9/18/2008

This website is an invaluable resource for teachers and students who are interested in locating, reading and researching important primary source documents in their entirety. The Avalon Project is committed to digitizing important documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government that have influenced American history and political thought. The collection is not limited to American documents, but also includes important documents from ancient and modern world history. It has been divided into chronological sections ranging from Pre-18th Century documents to 21st Century documents.


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