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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, NARA: U.S. Electoral College, NARA.

Uncover the inner workings and history of the US Electoral College. Click here [...] »

Photograph, Sitting down, 1930's, the Flint Sit-Down Strike.

Provides a multimedia introduction to "the greatest strike in American history." [...] »

The Capital and the Bay. 1600-1925 The Chesapeake illustrated. LOC

What picture have people painted of the Washington, D.C. in written works? [...] »

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Photo, Sea Lion performance, c.1971-1982, http://www.floridamemory.com/

How did explorers describe the plants and animals they discovered in America? [...] »

Up to the 20th century, whalers provided oil for the industrial revolution. How [...] »

Photo, Colored School at Anthoston, 1916, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

Equality requires more than a Proclamation. Try to answer these questions on [...] »

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Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

Beginning in Europe, the Panic of 1873 quickly spread to the United States [...] »

Print, A downright gabbler, or a goose that deserves to be hissed, 1829

The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments in 1848 reflected the voices of all [...] »

Print, For the Sunny South. An Airship. . . , 1913, Library of Congress

The fight against segregation and its discriminatory practices does not begin [...] »

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Photo, Hani at work, Ed Yourdon, 2009, Flickr, creative commons

From John Jay to Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court is the final word in law. [...] »

Photo, . . . Unemployed insured workers. . . , Franklin D. Roosevelt, NARA

Explore both the history of the SSA itself and that of the Social Security [...] »

Lithograph, Blackburn, 2002, Ron Adams, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Approach African American history and culture through African art. [...] »

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map of 1776 British attack on Charleston

"She had outwitted the British and oh how they hated her." [...] »

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