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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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The Primeline Midi Library

Browse more than 630 ragtime Midi files.

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Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia 1876
Photo, Main Building-France, 1876, Centennial Photo Co., Free Library of Phil.

Primary sources from Philadelphia's 1876 Centennial Exhibition provide a [...] »

Pictures of the American City

See the U.S. grow before your eyes with this collection depicting two [...] »

History Quiz

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Remembering All Veterans

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

Practicing Medicine on the Presidents

When the presidents' maladies threatened to affect their performance.

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Mapping the Past

A map can tell you more than east, west, north, and south.

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Beyond the Textbook

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

What were the causes of the American Revolution? They were more complicated [...] »

Slavery
Photo, "An ex-slave," 1897, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

What was it like to be a slave in 19th-century America? Accounts contrast. [...] »

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? [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Photo, Barking Frog, Mark A. Musselman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The government acts for fauna as well as society. When did this start? Why [...] »

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. [...] »

U.S. Marine Corps

Why are the Marines known as "America's 911 Force"? Explore this division of [...] »

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The American Civil War: Total or Just?
colored photomechanical print, The bombardment of Port Hudson, 1902 Mar. 3, E. P

Warfare always results in casualties, however, there are ways to reduce loss [...] »