Our Documents
Our Documents: A National Initiative on American History, Civics, and Service

www.ourdocuments.govOur Documents is a national program promoting our nation's civic legacy through the study of key documents. One hundred of America's most important, milestone documents have been selected to encourage national reflection on the meanings of citizenship in a democratic republic. These documents reflect our diversity and our unity, our past and our future, and our commitment as a nation to strive to "form a more perfect union." Our Documents is an initiative of The National Archives and Records Administration and National History Day , in cooperation with the Corporation for National and Community Service and USA Freedom Corps .

To view all 100 milestone documents go to www.ourdocuments.gov or call the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum's education department at (845) 486-7751 to receive a free teacher sourcebook.

More than 10% of the documents featured on Our Documents relate to Franklin Roosevelt's presidency and come from the FDR Library.

bullet Tennessee Valley Authority Act , May 18, 1933
bullet National Industrial Recovery Act , June 16, 1933
bullet National Labor Relations Act (Wagner Act) , July 5, 1935
Social Security Act , August 14, 1935
President Franklin Roosevelt's Radio Address Unveiling Second Half of the New Deal , October 31, 1936
President Franklin Roosevelt's Annual Message to Congress (The "Four Freedoms" Speech), January 6, 1941
Lend Lease Act , March 11, 1941
Executive Order 8802: Prohibition of Discrimination in the Defense Industry , June 1941
Joint Address to Congress Leading to a Declaration of War Against Japan , December 8, 1941
Executive Order 9066, 1942
General Dwight D. Eisenhower's Order of the Day , June 6, 1944
bullet Servicemen's Readjustment Act (The G.I. Bill), June 22, 1944

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