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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

American Presidency Project

Presidential documents are important in legal research especially executive orders, proclamations, and bill signing statements. These sources can now be found free in full text on the American Presidency Project website at http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/. The following sources are among those available from this database:
  • Executive Orders (1826-2010)
  • Inaugural Addresses (1789-2009)
  • The Messages and Papers of the Presidents (1789-1913)
  • Presidential Signing Statements (1929-2010)
  • Proclamations (1789-2010)
  • The Public Papers of the Presidents (1929-1993)
  • Radio Addresses (1982-2010)
  • State of the Union Addresses (1790-2010)
  • Statements of Administrative Policy (1997-2010)
  • Various documents from Presidential Elections (2000 and 2008)
  • The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (1993-2009)

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