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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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Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers

Read about Wilbur and Orville Wright's triumphs and setbacks as they [...] »

Jewish Women and the Feminist Revolution
Photo, Doll and buggy parade winner. . . , 1938, Flickr Commons

What roles have Jewish women played in the Second Wave of feminism?

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University of Washington Libraries: Moving Image Collection

Northwest educators—need some unconventional primary sources? Check out 65 [...] »

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Remembering All Veterans

Veterans Day is for everyone who fought for the U.S.—including those who [...] »

Earth Day: Lost to History

Human history affects more than human beings.

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Past Rebel Lines

Benedict Arnold wasn't the only spy in the American Revolution. Take this [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
John Brown's Raid
Painting, John Brown, 1867, Thomas S. Noble, NYPL Digital Gallery

Did Northerners all respond the same way to Brown's infamous raid? [...] »

The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

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

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? [...] »

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National Park Service
Screencapture, FDR Memorial, National Park Service homepage

Lesson plans, essays, multimedia, activities, and artifacts of U.S. heritage [...] »

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

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

U.S. Secret Service

How did the Secret Service begin protecting our leaders and solving crimes [...] »

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All Wrapped Up in the Flag
weisgerber painting

Flinging the first American flag to the breeze.

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