||Empire» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions|
|- ||"The continent is not wide enough for us both": On the European competition for North American territory, 1699-1763|
|- ||A Letter from Benjamin Jones, on the defense of the Pennsylvania frontier, 1754|
|- ||Benjamin Franklin: The Interest of Great Britain Considered, With Regard to Her Colonies, 1760, excerpts |
||Power» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions|
|- ||"Liberty, once lost, is lost forever": a colonist's appeal to preserve colonial autonomy, 1721|
|- ||"They claim the right of directing themselves": a British official’s warning about managing the colonies, 1764|
||Rights» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions|
|- ||Religion: On preaching without a license, 1707|
|- ||Religion: On paying taxes for a minister, 1753|
|- ||Press: On printing "seditious libel" against the governor, 1738|
|- ||Press: On printing a "profane poem" against the legislature, 1751|
|- ||Women's Rights: Two poems, mid 1700s|
||Independence?» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions|
|- ||"It would be the height of madness for them to propose an Independency": on the colonies' rebelling from Great Britain; selections, 1705-1767|
|- ||"How far are we obliged to submit?": a clergyman's sermon on "unlimited submission," 1750, excerpts|
- Mark Catesby, "Aquila Capite Albo: The White-Headed Eagle, or Bald Eagle," illustration in The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (1731-1743), full and detail. University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. Permission pending.
- White-tailed sea eagle ("L'Aigle à Queuë blanche"), detail of illustration in Henry Ellis, Voyage de la baye de Hudson, fait en 1746 & 1747, pour la découverte du passage de nord-ouest [Voyage to Hudson Bay, made in 1746 & 1747, to discover a northwest passage], Paris, 1749. Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada, Rare Books Collection.
- Jan Velten, "American bald eagle," illustration in Wonderen der Natuur [Wonders of Nature], 1700. Courtesy of the Library of Congress and the National Library of The Netherlands (Repository: Plantage Library, Library of the University of Amsterdam), #ISBN 35401.