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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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Studs Terkel: Conversations with America

Meet Studs Terkel—oral historian, radio host, and Pulitzer Prize-winning [...] »

Economic Data, Fred II
Photo. Money bags and bars. Flickr

Get your historical national economical statistics right here.

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Harrisburg's Old 8th Ward
Detail, homepage

Visit the businesses and meet the people of Harrisonburg, PA's 8th Ward.

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History Quiz

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From War to Revolution

Can you answer these questions on figures who took part in the French and [...] »

Native American Heritage Month: Questioning Photos

Photographs capture how someone appeared at one moment in time. But who [...] »

Stamping Out Free Speech?

The Stamp Act of 1765 had colonists crying foul. Answer these questions [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

American historians have depicted the Tet Offensive as the turning point for [...] »

20th-century Jewish Immigration
Dry plate negative, approx. 1920-1930, Jewish colonies and settlements, LOC

Divided into two waves of immigration by textbooks, the continuity of [...] »

The Early Conservation Movement
photographic print, Quentin Roosevelt Planting a Tree, c1904, Edward S. Curtis,

The "go-green" movement is rampant in modern America. However, support for [...] »

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Federal Judiciary

Can’t tell an affadavit from an acquittal? Learn the legal lingo.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Official poster, Veterans Day, 2008, United Staes Department of Veteran Affairs

Learn about the men who fought for American ideals and survived.

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National Museum of African American History and Culture

What does it mean to be an American? Answer this question through the lens [...] »

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The Fighting Canadiens
Print, Battle of Blue Licks, 1859, NYPL Digital Gallery

Discover how French Canadians reacted to the American Revolution.

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