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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.

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Thomas Paine National Historical Association

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

France in America
Photograph, Wooden windmill, 1896, Harvey W. Wiley Collection.

In French and English, explore the history of the French in North America [...] »

Freedom Trail Foundation
Photo, Follow the Red Line, January 2, 2006, latca, Flickr

Studying the American Revolution? How about walking Boston's Freedom Trail? [...] »

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Carriages and Wagons

Trade in your old Cabriolet for a new 1876 Landau? Test your knowledge of [...] »

Celebrate More Than St. Patrick

The Irish contributed more to the U.S. than shamrocks and folktales.

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Textbook Twisters: Salem Witch Trials

Burn the witch! Discover how historical coverage of the Salem Witch Trials [...] »

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Coal and the Industrial Revolution
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 [...] »

Denmark Vesey
An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, 1822

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

Labor and Trade in Colonial America
Photo, Weavers at Colonial Williamsburg, May 29, 2010, animalvegetable, Flickr

Was colonial trade really triangular? What kinds of work did colonists do, [...] »

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Architect of the Capitol

What do our buildings tell us about ourselves? Take a spin around this [...] »

U.S. Air Force

From pilots to shuttle central command, how does the Air Force fulfill its [...] »

U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk

A comprehensive current and historical look at this legislative body and its [...] »

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Native American Customs of Childbirth
Madonna of the North, Inuit woman with papoose, 1912, Library of Congress

Native American women restricted their activity and took care with their [...] »