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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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Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819

Uncover novels, readers, hymnals, almanacs, diaries, maps, treaties, and [...] »

Political Thought Page
Photo, Socrates, February 17, 2009, Debby A, Flickr

Use the links on this website to explore political thought from the ancient [...] »

American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920
Photograph, Harry and Beatrice Houdini with the Welsh..., 1895, McManus-Young.

Follows the development of popular entertainment forms from the 1870s to the [...] »

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Voices in the Whirlwind

To each prophet, a certain way of speaking. Match civil rights leaders with [...] »

A Hoax Provokes Folks: Why Lie?

Peruse the news, but beware hot air? Examine famous U.S. hoaxes.

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Sand, Sea, and Oil: Operation Desert Storm

It's in the name: "Desert." How did the environment affect the Persian Gulf [...] »

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John Brown's Raid
Painting, John Brown, 1867, Thomas S. Noble, NYPL Digital Gallery

Did Northerners all respond the same way to Brown's infamous raid? [...] »

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 [...] »

Coal and the Industrial Revolution
Photo, At the close of the day, January 1911, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

How can the story of coal help students understand the nature of today's [...] »

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Preserve America

Preserve America is a White House initiative uniting the work of 11 federal [...] »

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, the nation's [...] »

National Atlas

Explore maps that enable you to better understand the country that you live [...] »

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Trade Routes and Emerging Colonial Economies
Print, Fairholt, F. W., 1814-1860, The case of the tobacco-merchants, NYPL

The direct and indirect impacts of various trade routes during the 16th [...] »