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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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Photomechanical print, The awakening, Feb. 20 1915, Henry Mayer, LoC.

Interested in using the Library of Congress to research women's history, but [...] »

Cartoon, The Immigrant: The .., April 25 1896, Frank Beard, The Ram's Horn.

Follow the contentious election of 1896 with close to 100 political cartoons [...] »

Envelope, Its thunder tones shall arouse.., 1861-65, Graphic Arts File-Civil War

This site houses more than 1,500 Civil War items, including letters, [...] »

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Print, "H.R.H. Princess Margaret," New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Daughters of rulers and subjects of history...are these statements on women of [...] »

Scroll painting, Sumo, c.1854-1906, Brown University Library

In 1854, Japan signed a treaty with the U.S. How did the U.S. and Japan see [...] »

Photo, African American baseball players, c.1899-1900, Library of Congress

Baseball might be America's favorite past time, but it has not always been [...] »

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Painting, John Brown, 1867, Thomas S. Noble, NYPL Digital Gallery

Did Northerners all respond the same way to Brown's infamous raid? Southerners? [...] »

Broadside, A card, New York, 1774, LoC, rbpe 10700100

What were the causes of the American Revolution? They were more complicated [...] »

Photo, Model A Ford in front of antique gas pumps, August 4, 2007, Flickr

Americans today take cars for granted. How did they change American life? [...] »

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Photo, NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)

Since its inception, NASA has accomplished many scientific and technological [...] »

Marginalia, CHNM

Ever wondered about the numbers behind the latest teaching trends? [...] »

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. [...] »

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Jackson Square, New Orleans, early 1900s

On the trail of French Calvinists—apocryphal stories and actual immigrant populations. [...] »

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