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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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National Security Archive: The Pentagon Papers
Photo, President Reagan meeting with.., Feb. 2, 1981, Reagan Presidential Lib.

In 1971, the "Pentagon Papers" formed the center of a legal debate over [...] »

Getting the Message Out! National Political Campaign Materials, 1840-1860

What were common presidential campaign strategies between 1840 and 1860?

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Famous Trials

Presents balanced treatments of over 50 prominent court trials, including [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Voices of Women's Reform

There’s more to it than Seneca Falls.

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Early Telephone Etiquette

Should you leave your hat on when you talk on the telephone?

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Food 50 Years Ago

Is your favorite food a recent invention?

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
Causing the Civil War
Postcard, Train Load of Cotton for Export, South, 1902-1903, NYPL

Did King Cotton cause the Civil War? Or should you look further?

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The Early Conservation Movement
photographic print, Quentin Roosevelt Planting a Tree, c1904, Edward S. Curtis,

The "go-green" movement is rampant in modern America. However, support for [...] »

Women's Reform Movement
Print, A downright gabbler, or a goose that deserves to be hissed, 1829

The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments in 1848 reflected the voices of [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
U.S. Secret Service

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

National Archives and Records Administration
Letter, . . . Flag Design Suggestion, 10/1958, Sheryl Byland, NARA

With more than 10 billion items addressing U.S. history, you're bound to [...] »

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

Looking for a way to fund graduate education related to teaching the U.S. [...] »

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The Gaming Evolution
Screencap, Merlin's Castle, 17 Jan 2010, Aimee Daniells, Flickr CC

From text-based to modern multiplayer interaction—even video games have [...] »