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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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Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800

Looking for a one-stop spot for all your quick 1639-1800 research needs?

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Madison: Celebrating 150 Years
Photo, Street Carnival, 1902, William G. Barckhan, Madison. . . site

Learn about Madison, WI, from early settlement through its time as the " [...] »

The Uses & Abuses of the Constitution

What role did the Constitution play in the Clinton impeachment, women's [...] »

History Quiz

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Constitution Day

Securing the blessings of liberty for ourselves and for posterity—answer [...] »

Back to the Future . . .

In the year 1900, what did Americans think the next century would bring?

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First Impressions: The U.S. and Japan

In 1854, Japan signed a treaty with the U.S. How did the U.S. and Japan see [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Coal and the Industrial Revolution
Photo, At the close of the day, January 1911, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

How can the story of coal help students understand the nature of today's [...] »

Jim Crow Segregation: The Difficult and Anti-Democratic Work of White Supremacy
Print, For the Sunny South. An Airship. . . , 1913, Library of Congress

The fight against segregation and its discriminatory practices does not [...] »

The Modern Civil Rights Movement: A River of Purposeful Anger
Dynamics of Idealism- Volunteers for Civil Rights, 1965-1982 432x240

Textbooks are silent about defining race and racism, even though the modern [...] »

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U.S. Navy

Who defends our seas, and how do they do it? Explore primary sources and [...] »

National Endowment for the Arts

Watch videos on jazz and opera history, courtesy of the National Endowment [...] »

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census counts everyone! It creates a current image of the nation [...] »

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Presidential Death During the Election Process
Vice-President James Schoolcraft Sherman

Unforeseen events and potential crises forced politicians and lawmakers to [...] »