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Immigration is an important topic in American History. So, don't just talk about it! Allow your students to "connect" with the 19th century immigrant population by exploring structures like Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York. The website for this historic location offers a plethora of resources that will enable you to bring the past to life. FIND OUT MORE »

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Watercolor on paper, [Miner on horseback], 1900, J.J. Harley, Bancroft Library

View the early history of California through this collection of over 30,000 [...] »

Photo. Capt. Benjamin Prouty, Capt. Gustavus S. Dana, and Capt. Klein. VA Tech

Through these writings, you can see how soldiers saw themselves as actors in [...] »

Photo, People mending fishing nets at Fisherman's Wharf, 1905, SF Hist. Coll.

Imagine San Francisco as it would have been as early as 1850. [...] »

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Photo, [Woman in front of hat display], 1969, James Jowers, Flickr Commons

Do you have your mother's—and her mother's—fashion sense? [...] »

Print, Dividing the national map, 1860, Library of Congress

What can historical election maps tell us? Take a look at the electoral vote [...] »

Photo, Mrs. Nixon meeting with Big Bird, December 20, 1970

What about the other occupants of the White House? [...] »

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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? [...] »

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

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

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 [...] »

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Photo, Barking Frog, Mark A. Musselman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The government acts for fauna as well as society. When did this start? Why? [...] »

Photo, "Ms. Yavocka Wilson," March 11, 1997?, Anacostia Community Museum

What is community? What does it do for us, and how does it shape who we are? [...] »

Lithograph, "The Great Congressional Tramp. . . ," 1882, Mayer, U.S. Senate site

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Forcing Slavery Down the Throat of a Free Soiler, 1856

Forcing the issue in Bleeding Kansas. The Lecompton Constitution, slavery, and children born to slaves. [...] »

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