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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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Photo, Armory Square Nurses, National Library of Medicine

What was life like for Amanda Akin, Civil War nurse in Washington, DC? [...] »

Photo of painting, John Adams, cliff1066™, February 22, 2009, Flickr

You probably know about John Adam's political career, but what of the Adams' [...] »

Photograph, Garvey in custody of U.S. marshals en route..., 1925, UCLA.

Presents the life and work of black activist Marcus Garvey, leader of the [...] »

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Photo, USAF aircraft of the 4th Fighter Wing [...], U.S. Air Force, Wikipedia

It's in the name: "Desert." How did the environment affect the Persian Gulf War? [...] »

Photo, "Sweet Potato Pie," February 27, 2006, monkeycat!, Flickr

Africa, Europe, and North America—mix, and serve. Explore the foods that [...] »

Cartoon, “On Margin," November 15, 1929, James Montgomery Flagg, Life

The Stock Market Crash of 1929 opened the curtain on the Great Depression. [...] »

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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? [...] »

Print, For the Sunny South. An Airship. . . , 1913, Library of Congress

The fight against segregation and its discriminatory practices does not begin [...] »

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Charts, "Educational Attainment," Bureau of Labor Statistics

Is your grandfather more likely to be working now than he would have been in [...] »

Photo, Secret Service Motorcycle, bowena, April 14, 2009, Flickr

How did the Secret Service begin protecting our leaders and solving crimes? [...] »

Photo, Cooper-Hewitt entrance, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Design embodies both artistic ingenuity and responses to everyday problems. [...] »

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colored photomechanical print, The bombardment of Port Hudson, 1902 Mar. 3, E. P

Warfare always results in casualties, however, there are ways to reduce loss of life by adhering to established standards. [...] »

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