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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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Photo, The Thomas Paine Memorial Building, Thomas Paine National Historical Ass.

Explore the life and works of one of the most famous revolutionaries— [...] »

Photo, Lewis & Clark Trail Sign, January 3, 2008, g_walter, Flickr

Visit the companion site to the Ken Burns documentary which chronicles the [...] »

Print, [Women and a man in a room, United States, 1841], New York Public Library

Peruse this website to explore comments made by Tocqueville, Beaumont, and [...] »

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Ad, Goodrich, 1935

An Exciting Whiff of Danger or La Belle Dame sans Merci? [...] »

Cover, Puck, Baby, kiss papa good-bye, Feb. 24, 1909, S.D. Ehrhart, LoC

Even American presidents were babies once! [...] »

Photo, Shoveling snow away from the movie entrance, Chillicothe, Ohio, Feb. 1940

When was this winter photo taken? See what clues you can spot! [...] »

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Stereograph, U.S. Senator Huey Long, c.1933, Keystone View Company

How exactly did U.S. Senator Huey Long intend to end poverty across the U.S.? [...] »

Postcard, Train Load of Cotton for Export, South, 1902-1903, NYPL

Did King Cotton cause the Civil War? Or should you look further? [...] »

An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, 1822

Tried and executed in 1822, along with many other slaves, for a plotted [...] »

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Photo, victorian homes post office, 2006, laurascudder, Flickr, cc

Preserve America is a White House initiative uniting the work of 11 federal [...] »

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

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

Oil, Portrait of Felix Albrecht Harta, 1909, Oskar Kokoschka, Hirshhorn

Modern art isn't impossible to understand. Approach it as the product of its [...] »

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The original stone Conococheague Bridge at Wilson, MD, Scenes from the old Natio

How do you pronounce (and spell) Conococheague and how do we know? [...] »

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