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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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Finishing the Dream: Learning from the Civil Rights Era
Screenshot, Civil Rights Workers Slain in Mississippi, Finishing the Dream

This collection of short videos recognizes the civil rights movement as [...] »

CQ Historic Documents Series: Online Edition

From scientific findings to speeches, 100 documents represent each year [...] »

American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920
Photograph, Harry and Beatrice Houdini with the Welsh..., 1895, McManus-Young.

Follows the development of popular entertainment forms from the 1870s to the [...] »

History Quiz

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The Blue and the Grey (and Red and Green and Yellow)

What do you think Civil War uniforms looked like? They varied more than you [...] »

Potent Quotables: Every Vote Counts

After more than two centuries of citizenship, much has been said about [...] »

The Ice Cream Wars

Was there conflict in the past over one of our favorite summer treats?

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Slavery
Photo, "An ex-slave," 1897, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

What was it like to be a slave in 19th-century America? Accounts contrast. [...] »

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, [...] »

Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

Beginning in Europe, the Panic of 1873 quickly spread to the United States [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
National Center for Education Statistics
Marginalia, CHNM

Ever wondered about the numbers behind the latest teaching trends?

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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Negative, Victory Corps. . . , Alfred T. Palmer, September-October 1942, LoC

Did you know that there is a specific law enforcement agency for firearm [...] »

Federal Aviation Administration

The FAA regulates air safety and influences the development of civil [...] »

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How Did "Colonel" Become "Ker-nul"?
Colonels Washington, Mosby, and Lee

The pronunciation devil is in the historical details.

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