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Browse Examples of Historical Thinking

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What is the key line in Franklin D. Roosevelt's second inaugural address? Historian David Kennedy gives his answer. [...] »

Photo, 1932, U.S. Senate Historical Office

What can a photograph of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932 reveal? Donald A. Ritchie looks at the people captured in this photograph. [...] »

Maine Results. Herblock cartoon, 1932

Donald A. Ritchie, Historian of the U.S. Senate, asks how a political cartoon captures a moment of change in the 1932 presidential campaign. [...] »

Watch J. Douglas Smith discuss the Massive Resistance policy enacted by U.S. Senator, Harry F. Byrd, Sr., in 1956. [...] »

Watch Smithsonian curator Barbara Clark Smith discuss John Smith’s Map of Virginia published in London in 1612. [...] »

John Brown

Chandra Manning discusses the song “John Brown's Body,” and how music can be an important source in discovering the past. [...] »

The Declaration of Independence. NARA

Historian Rosemarie Zagarri reads the Declaration of Independence closely, taking time to define its context and its effects. [...] »

A letter from Jasper Barney, LOC

Historian Chandra Manning analyzes Civil War letters from black and white Union soldiers and a Confederate soldier. [...] »

Congress discussing the Bill of Rights

Whitman Ridgway outlines some of the context in which the Bill of Rights was created and arguments surrounding its creation. [...] »

There is a flock of yellows birds above her head, HarpWeekly

Absolving the guilty and punishing the innocent. Historian Elizabeth Reis looks at primary sources recording testimony in witchcraft trials. [...] »