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Free Books for the Fourth of July

As you enjoy a long holiday weekend, don’t forget to remember the books, documents and writers that helped build our country.

Below, we’ve linked to free editions of classic books by our Founding Fathers. They contain a mix of history and politics, enough to keep you reading the rest of the summer.

Follow these links to explore more free eBooks at Project Gutenberg: our 50 Free eBooks To Be Thankful For list, our Free Books for Halloween collection, our Free Herman Melville books list, our Free Edgar Allan Poe books collection, our Downton Abbey poetry reading list, our Free Bram Stoker collection and our Free Books That Inspired David Foster Wallace list and Free Books Neil deGrasse Tyson Thinks Everybody Should Read.

1. The Declaration of Independence of The United States of America

2. The Constitution of the United States of America

3. The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison

4. Orations of John Adams

5. The Writings of Samuel Adams

6. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

7. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson

8. The Journal of the Debates in the Convention which Framed the Constitution of the United States by James Madison

9. Common Sense by Thomas Paine

10. George Washington’s Rules of Civility

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