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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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Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project
Photograph, The Children's crusade & the Role of Youth..., AP/Wide World Photos.

More than 1,400 speeches, sermons, and other writings of Martin Luther King [...] »

Documents from the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention
Painting, Decl. of Independence, 1920-1950, T. Horydczak, Library of Congress.

274 sources focusing on the work of the Continental Congress and the [...] »

iCivics
Screenshot, People's Pie, iCivics

Games can be more than mindless fluff. When content-rich, they can engage [...] »

History Quiz

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The Royal We: Princesses of the Past

Daughters of rulers and subjects of history...are these statements on women [...] »

Plays You Won't See in the Superbowl

Football has always been a great American sport, but how much do you know [...] »

Memorializing Memorials

How do we relate to national memorials? Photographs can show us how we want [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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? [...] »

Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

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

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. Secret Service

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

U.S. Senate Historical Office
Lithograph, "The Great Congressional Tramp. . . ," 1882, Mayer, U.S. Senate site

Political cartoons, photos, oral histories, artifacts, essays, and facts. [...] »

Architect of the Capitol

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

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Burr-Hamilton Duel
Burr-Hamilton duel, from Martha Lamb, History of the City of New York, 1896

Was it illegal? Was it dishonorable? Was it a duel or was it murder?

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