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History Content

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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Criminal history, the Jazz Age, and the Red Scare all in one legal case. [...] »

Photo, Black Durham [Jourdan Transfer] [Folder 12 picture 1], Duke University

View photographs of a variety of urban landscapes. [...] »

Poster, We Are Still Here, 1977, Paul Davis, National Portrait Gallery

Think of all the celebrity advertisements you see everyday. Why pick that [...] »

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Photo, ". . . Children await inoculation," 1944?, Library of Congress

Have you had your shots? Which childhood diseases do these public health [...] »

Illustration, The Amusements of Fashionable Society. Competitors at a ‘Soap-Bubb

Fads, crotchets, crazes, rages, and cultural fevers. Test your knowledge of [...] »

Poster, You can help--American Red Cross, 1918, Wladyslaw T. Benda, LoC

Even humble, everyday artifacts have a rich place in history. [...] »

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Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

American historians have depicted the Tet Offensive as the turning point for U. [...] »

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 [...] »

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

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

Photo, [Plaster model of a Corinthian capital.], NYPL

Meet the largest governmental funder of humanities programs in the U.S. [...] »

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lithograph, Forcing slavery down the throat of a freesoiler, 1856,  J.L. Magee,

What were the origins of this infamous controversy? [...] »

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