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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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Illustration, The Storming of the Engine House, F. Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly.

A comprehensive collection of primary source materials which cover the infamous [...] »

Watercolor, Sam in a knife-fight, 1840s, S Chamberlain, U.S.-Mexican War.

More than 5,500 transcribed newspaper articles related to the Mexican-American [...] »

Photograph, Mark Twain 1835-1910, April 30 1910, Harper's Illustrated Weekly.

Focuses on Mark Twain's life and career, including creation of his popular [...] »

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Photo, "Peace Plaza. . . ," 2008, Old Shoe Woman, Flickr Commons, cc

Answer these questions about memorials to the life and ideals of MLK. [...] »

Photo, 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival Youth Poster Art Contest, SodexoUSA

The cherry trees in Washington, DC were a gift from Japan. What does their [...] »

Print, Giddap!, Mar. 14, 1914, Gordon Grant, Library of Congress

There’s more to it than Seneca Falls. [...] »

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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 [...] »

An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, 1822

Tried and executed in 1822, along with many other slaves, for a plotted [...] »

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, Crew members man-the-rails. . . , 2009, Tiffini Jones Vanderwyst, Navy

Learn the basic steps to building and commissioning a Navy vessel. [...] »

Photo, A papier-mache cow. . . , 1944, Herald Newspaper, Flickr Commons

Why did George Washington start gathering national data on agriculture? [...] »

Lithograph, [Patent medicine label for unnamed. . . ], 1830-1870, LoC

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has images of patents online back [...] »

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