Spotlight on Elementary Education

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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Website Reviews

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Rare Map Collection

Explore maps from throughout America's history, with a special focus on 19th [...] »

U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994

More than 355,000 items produced by the U.S. Senate and House of [...] »

Alcohol, Temperance, and Prohibition
Image, Alcohol, Temperance & Prohibition, Brown University Library Center...

More than 1,800 primary sources provide a window into the Temperance [...] »

History Quiz

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Socks to War

Even humble, everyday artifacts have a rich place in history.

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The Big Picture: Match the Ad to the Year

Be it the radio or the television, the slogans related to popular or [...] »

Columbus Day: Stories of Exploration

Which tales of daring exploration do you believe?

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Beyond the Textbook

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Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

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

Women's Reform Movement
Print, A downright gabbler, or a goose that deserves to be hissed, 1829

The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments in 1848 reflected the voices of [...] »

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, [...] »

National Resources

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U.S. Marine Corps

Why are the Marines known as "America's 911 Force"? Explore this division of [...] »

Architect of the Capitol

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

Military History
Photo, The Five of Hearts - Renault. . . , U.S. Army Center of Military History

The U.S. Armed Forces maintain multiple historical offices within each [...] »

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Architectural Homage
Apotheosis of Washington, Capitol Dome, Washington, DC, Library of Congress

American Reproductions and Appropriations of Old World Monumental [...] »