US Historical Documents 4+
Workman Consulting LLC
Designed for iPad
This app contains over 400 of the most influential documents, laws, speeches, and court cases in U.S. history. See the dramatic items which shaped our nation’s history in this extremely readable and convenient format.
Sort the documents chronologically or by type of document and importance.
Search for words or phrases in all documents, or in specific documents.
Besides just reading documents, this app has many useful features, available on an easy-to-use graphical toolbar. Includes:
-Add (and remove) notes anywhere in the document
-Highlight useful words or phrases
-Email any documents (including your notes)
-Save your changes for later viewing
-Remove customizations and go back to "original" document
All documents are stored locally on your iPhone / iPad, for easy reference.
-Declaration of Independence
-Articles of Confederation
-Complete collection of the Anti-Federalist Papers
-Complete collection of the Federalist Papers
-Many more Colonial, pre-colonial, and founding fathers’ documents.
- Gettysburg Address
-Star Spangled Banner
-Important Federal Laws (including Federal Judiciary Act, Alien and Sedition Acts, Interstate Commerce Act , Lend-Lease Act , and many more)
-Important Speeches by Presidents and other leaders (including Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Patrick Henry, Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, and more)
-Important Civil Rights milestones (including Emancipation Proclamation, Civil Rights Act and more)
-War documents (including Declaration of War in WWI and WWII, Surrender of Japan, Surrender of Germany, and more)
-Famous Court Cases (including Brown v. Board of Education, Marbury v. Madison, Miranda v. Arizona, District of Columbia v. Heller, and more)
-Treaties shaping our nation’s history (including Treaty of Paris, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Treaty of Fort Laramie, and more)
-Influential Executive Orders (Desegregation, Peace Corps, and more)
-MANY MORE DOCUMENTS!
Added additional documents:
-latest inaugural address
-Thomas Paine's The American Crisis
Fixed edit bar spacing bug
Ratings and Reviews
Although these documents are available from open sources, the app organizes them in a way that makes it easy to search for them and quickly display them. I don’t use it super often, but it’s the first place I look when I need one of the documents it includes.
One minor quibble is that the formatting makes for slow reading. It’s straight text, kinda jammed together. I suspect (don’t really know) that it’s a result of the developer’s reliance on a database engine rather than on something like MS Word, which would allow for nicer formatting.
But that’s a small thing. I’ve had this app for many years throughout its updates, and always make sure it’s downloaded to any new iOS device I’ve upgraded to.
Pay no attention to the negative comment left by George Orr, who was apparently seeking something entirely different and then downgraded it for not meeting his expectations. I found it to supply a rich collection of documents fundamental to the formation and understanding of the United States. Although the interface could be more made a bit flexible regarding things like font size and background, it is truly is a bargain for $.99.
Important US documents in one place
Great way to learn US history. When I have a few minutes or just want a break. Beats spending time on social media. Want to set my adult and college-age children up with this. So happy to find this app!
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- Workman Consulting LLC
- 19.4 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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- © 2021 Workman Consulting LLC
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.