There are many documents pertaining to the founding of our great land that give us insights into the men, their values and vision for the country. Before then, and since that time there have been others that have recorded milestones or set the course of our history. Reading the source documents will give you a better understanding than simply relying on history books with questionable agendas. Some of these are PDF files. If you cannot open them, there is a link to download a free PDF reader at the bottom of the page.