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History has been shaped and influenced by the out come of ancient trials—such as the Trial of Socrates in 399B.C.—to Rosenberg Trial in the 1950s. This site offers a comprehensive look at 50 prominent court trials throughout history and its resources can be used to give young learners an introduction to the history of the modern judicial system. FIND OUT MORE »

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Image, The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project, 2008, George Washington University.

Primary source documents including 8,000 newspaper columns and lesson plans. [...] »

Photo, South County Dublin, Ireland, May 20, 2004, McGarry, Flickr, cc

Explore the Irish Famine of 1846 through the eyes of Irish and English [...] »

Photo, Panoramic photo on campus, turn of the last cent, 1899, Detroir Photo Co.

Discover the history of the University of California through primary sources. [...] »

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Print, The Etude, 1907, A.E. Dressler, Library of Congress

Before "pop" music reigned supreme, jazz and ragtime amassed great public [...] »

Photo, The Blue and the Gray at Gettysburg, 1913, LoC

What do you think Civil War uniforms looked like? They varied more than you [...] »

To legally exist, English colonies needed charters from the monarchy. Answer [...] »

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Photographic Print, Protest against child labor in a labor parade, 1909 May 1, L

The historical impact young girls had on the Progressive Era is often [...] »

photographic print, Quentin Roosevelt Planting a Tree, c1904, Edward S. Curtis,

The "go-green" movement is rampant in modern America. However, support for [...] »

Photo, Weavers at Colonial Williamsburg, May 29, 2010, animalvegetable, Flickr

Was colonial trade really triangular? What kinds of work did colonists do, and [...] »

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Photo, Secretary Arne Duncan visited. . . , 2010, U.S Department of Education

Use the resources offered by the Department of Education to help you become a [...] »

Screenshot, "U.S. History Topics," Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

More than 1,600 learning resources from the federal government sorted by [...] »

Photo, My neighborhood: Wooden Airplane, April 15, 2008, maureen lunn, Flickr

The FAA regulates air safety and influences the development of civil [...] »

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Photo, "Women are contributing their skills," Howard Hollem, Aug. 1942, LOC.

Websites that assist students in compiling information on WWII battles, veterans, and services for Veteran's Day projects. [...] »

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