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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Jim Crow Segregation: The Difficult and Anti-Democratic Work of White Supremacy
Print, For the Sunny South. An Airship. . . , 1913, Library of Congress

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

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Denmark Vesey
An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, 1822

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U.S. Army
Photo, The 101st Airborne troops move out of Bastogne. . . , 1944, U.S. Army

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You Must Be This Old to Govern
Painting, "Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States," 1940,

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