Documents-Historical & Political

Articles of Confederation, 1781 
Here is the first constitution of the U.S. that tried to bring the colonial states into a loose confederation.

Subject: Political Science--Documents--Historical Documents

The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy 
The Avalon Project, located at the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School, is a digital collection composed of law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy, and governmental documents from 4000BCE to the present.

Subject: Political Science--Documents; History--History by Topic--History of Law, Government & Political Science; History--Historical Documents and Sources

Center for the Study of Political Graphics 
The Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) is an "archive that collects, preserves, documents, and exhibits domestic and international posters relating to historical and contemporary movements for peace and social justice.".

Subject: Social Issues and Social Welfare; Ethnicity, Culture, and Race; Gender & Sexuality

Charter of the United Nations 
The founding document of the United Nations. In English.

Subject: Political Science--Documents--Constitutions & Treaties in Force; Government--International Government & Intergovernmental Groups--United Nations

GPO's Federal Digital System 
This is the official site of the United States Government Publication Office’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) which provides free online access to official  publications from all three branches of the Federal Government."

Subject: Libraries--On the Job--Law & Government Documents Libraries; Political Science--Documents; Government--US Federal Government

North American Free Trade Agreement 
This site contains the full text of NAFTA, as well as an overview of the agreement and some related documents and information, such as reports, news releases, and speeches. This site is published the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and it is also available in French.

Subject: International Business; Political Science--Documents--Constitutions & Treaties in Force

The North Atlantic Treaty 
Text of The North Atlantic Treaty, Washington D.C., April 4, 1949.

Subject: Political Science--Documents--Constitutions & Treaties in Force

On The Liberty of the Press 
Copy of David Humes’ 18th Century short essay concerning the importance of free press and government.

Subject: Political Science--Documents--Philosophical

Thomas Jefferson Papers 
The complete Thomas Jefferson Papers from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 27,000 documents. This is the largest collection of original Jefferson documents in the world. Document types in the collection as a whole include correspondence, commonplace books, financial account books, and manuscript volumes. ... 

Subject: Political Science--Documents--Historical Documents

Treaty of Westphalia: Peace Treaty between the Holy Roman Emperor and the King of France and their respective Allies 
Also referred to as "Peace of Westphalia," the document is regarded as the beginning of the nation-state system and is heralded as an important part of international relations theory.

Subject: Political Science--Documents--Historical Documents

Universal Declaration of Human Rights Home Page 
This website contains the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted and proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948 in Paris, FranceSubject: 

Social Issues and Social Welfare--Human Rights; Political Science--Documents--Philosophical

Wealth of Nations 
Here is Adam Smith's 1776 "inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations" broken down into hyper-linked chapters.

Subject: Political Science--Documents--Philosophical