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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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Carrie Chapman Catt Girlhood Home and Museum
Photograph, Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

A useful gateway site for materials on Carrie Chapman Catt and the women's [...] »

Readex Digital Collections

This site offers a cornucopia of documents spanning four centuries of [...] »

The Lincoln Institute

Explore Lincoln's presidency; and access related classroom resources, [...] »

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Remembering All Veterans

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

The Ice Cream Wars

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

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Monuments to a Dream: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorials

Answer these questions about memorials to the life and ideals of MLK.

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Denmark Vesey
An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, 1822

Tried and executed in 1822, along with many other slaves, for a plotted [...] »

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 [...] »

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, [...] »

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Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Photo, Jason Tully, a CDC laboratorian. . . , ID# 7294, 2004, James Gathany, CDC

For when those historical figures suffered conditions you don't recognize. [...] »

National Museum of African Art

Approach African American history and culture through African art.

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National Institutes of Health
Photo, Dr. Thomas Starzl, 1960-1980, Office of History, NIH

Repository for the history of the federal agency, medical profession, and [...] »

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Native American Customs of Childbirth
Madonna of the North, Inuit woman with papoose, 1912, Library of Congress

Native American women restricted their activity and took care with their [...] »