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Whether you are interesting in teaching your students more about Colonial Williamsburg or offering insight into 18th century life in general, this website is a handy tool. The site allows visitors to virtually explore buildings in Colonial Williamsburg, "meet" famous historical figures, play games, and participate in a number of other activities. FIND OUT MORE »

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Sketch, Pending the Ordinance, David Hunter Strother, Library of Virginia

Trace Virginia's route to secession in the Civil War with more than 200 primary [...] »

Screenshot, Founding fathers using compromise, Center on Congress

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Postcard. Greetings from Washignton. History Link

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Letter, Henry Clinton to John Burgoyne, August 10, 1777, Henry Clinton, Clements

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Photo, Lincoln Inaugural Bible, 2008, Michaela McNichol

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The Stamp Act of 1765 had colonists crying foul. Answer these questions about [...] »

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Photo, "An ex-slave," 1897, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

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Dynamics of Idealism- Volunteers for Civil Rights, 1965-1982 432x240

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photographic print, Second atomic bombing of Nagasaki, 1945 August, LOC

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

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Photo, Weighing and counting - Coiner's. . . , c. 1897, Library of Congress

A magician may be able to pull coins out of thin air, but most of us can't. [...] »

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

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