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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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Conversations with History
Photo, Linus Pauling, c.1954, Library of Congress

Brush up on your understanding of international relations with these [...] »

FDIC Historical Studies
Logo. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

What do you know about the 1980s Savings and Loan crisis?

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National Security Action Memoranda of John F. Kennedy

Browse a wealth of memos from the Kennedy administration.

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History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Probing Probate

How do we know what people in the past owned and valued?

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Close Up on Hispanic American Heritage

Take a look at these fragments from U.S. history. What are they? Where do [...] »

Women in Blues (and Jazz)

In the early 20th century, the new music recording industry embraced [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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 [...] »

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

How exactly did U.S. Senator Huey Long intend to end poverty across the U.S [...] »

The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

American historians have depicted the Tet Offensive as the turning point for [...] »

National Resources

Federal teaching resources
National Museum of Natural History
Photo, . . . trephining [sic]. . . , 1926, Library of Congress

Don't let "natural history" scare you away! The museum covers anthropology [...] »

Preserve America

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

U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk

A comprehensive current and historical look at this legislative body and its [...] »

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Martha Ballard
Maine birches, 1906, Library of Congress, and text from Midwife's Monitor, 1800

Learning about the life of a midwife in 18th-century Maine through her diary [...] »