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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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Letter. April or May 1775 -- Rachel Revere to Paul Revere

Aside from Benedict Arnold, how much do you know about Revolutionary War spies? [...] »

Pencil, Sketch of a woman's head. . . , 1864, William Winchester, NYPL

Learn about the role of three American women during the Civil War. [...] »

Photo, Zora Neale Hurston and three boys in Eatonville, Florida, June 1935, LoC

Read 10 unpublished Hurston plays based on her anthropological studies of the U [...] »

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Chromolithograph, "My first duel [frog with gun]," n.d., NYPL

Pistols at noon, or handbags at dawn? Decode the Code of Honor by answering [...] »

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

Benedict Arnold wasn't the only spy in the American Revolution. Take this quiz [...] »

Photo, Hirohito, Emperor of Japan, 1901-, 1926, Library of Congress

How would you have planned this photograph if you were General MacArthur? [...] »

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

What was it like to be a slave in 19th-century America? Accounts contrast. [...] »

Photo, At the close of the day, January 1911, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

How can the story of coal help students understand the nature of today's fossil [...] »

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 [...] »

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Screenshot, Marines exercising, Marines.com

Why are the Marines known as "America's 911 Force"? Explore this division of [...] »

Cigarette card, Imaginary A plane, c. 1957-1958, NYPL Digital Gallery

Fly me to the moon became a famous Frank Sinatra line. NASA also made this a [...] »

Negative, Victory Corps. . . , Alfred T. Palmer, September-October 1942, LoC

Did you know that there is a specific law enforcement agency for firearm [...] »

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CCC men after putting out a forest fire, 1933, NY State Digital Archives

The work of the Civilian Conservation Corps in central New York State. [...] »

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