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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University of Missouri-Columbia: Digital Library Collections

A hodge podge of history: England, Missouri, and the greater U.S.

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Do History: Martha Ballard's Diary Online
Color engraving, A View of Hallowell, 1878, A. Ruger, Madison, WI: J.J. Stone.

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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 [...] »

Labor and Trade in Colonial America
Photo, Weavers at Colonial Williamsburg, May 29, 2010, animalvegetable, Flickr

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Causes of the American Revolution
Broadside, A card, New York, 1774, LoC, rbpe 10700100

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Federal Judiciary

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National Postal Museum
Ink on paper, Kodak advertisement, c. 1942, National Postal Museum

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Society for History in the Federal Government
Transparency, U.S. Capitol exteriors, c. 1920-1950, Theodor Horydczak, LoC

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Broadcasting Longevity
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