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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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The American Experience

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John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Inaugural Ball, 20 January 1961 Washington, D. C., National Guard Armory

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Integrated Public Use Microdata Series
Image, Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, Minnesota Population Center.

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Voices in the Whirlwind

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Textbook Twisters: Cuban Missile Crisis

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Huey Long
Stereograph, U.S. Senator Huey Long, c.1933, Keystone View Company

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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 [...] »

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. [...] »

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Voice of America

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Small Business Association

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Presidents of the United States

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Robert Gould Shaw

Where does the glory of Robert Shaw and the men of the 54th Massachusetts [...] »