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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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American Photography: A Century of Images
Photo, Shrimp-pickers in Peerless Oyster Co., March 1911, Lewis Hine, LoC

How has photography altered our perception of and the actuality of reality [...] »

Thar's Gold in Them Thar Hills: Gold and Gold Mining in Georgia, 1830s-1940s
Photo, Men panning gold, c. 1900-1927, Lomen Bros., Library of Congress

Gold mining, though often portrayed as lawless, was, in some cases, big [...] »

The Tax History Project

Follows the history of American taxation through a collection of primary and [...] »

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African American History Month: Civil Rights Worldwide

These African American civil rights activists affected more than the U.S. [...] »

Give Me (Nuclear) Shelter

How much do you know about these iconic emblems of Cold War fears?

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Presidential Moments: Inaugural Addresses

Can you match these famous first words with their presidential speakers?

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Rise of the Automobile
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? [...] »

Causing the Civil War
Postcard, Train Load of Cotton for Export, South, 1902-1903, NYPL

Did King Cotton cause the Civil War? Or should you look further?

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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 [...] »

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U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Commemorate the lives of the millions of people murdered during the [...] »

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Photo, Kids watching rockets at the Summer Adventure, LANL site

Follow the development of Weapons of Mass Destruction through the protection [...] »

Architect of the Capitol

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

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The Origins of the Service Flag
Photography, Five Sullivan Brothers--They Did Their Part, c. 1941 - 1945, Wikime

Discover what the symbols on these flags stand for.

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