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Searching for a unique way to make meaningful connections between the past and the present? Check out this website that examines 19th-century children in America: what they read, what was written about them, and what was written for them. Perusal of this website should prove to be an informative and rewarding experience. FIND OUT MORE »

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Lithograph, Franklin's Reception at the. . . , c. 1860, Anton Hohenstein, LoC

Get to know Benjamin Franklin through his own writings, cartoons, and letters. [...] »

Offset lithograph, Television studio, 1935-1938, NYPL

Looking for a documentary related to your classroom unit? Check Snag Learning [...] »

Photo. Louis McDowell gives neighborhood girl a haircut as her mother looks on.

How does an industrial past shape current work and play? How does it affect [...] »

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Photo, Native american youth, May 8, 2011, thaths, Flickr

Photographs capture how someone appeared at one moment in time. But who [...] »

When and where was this photo taken? See what clues you can spot! [...] »

Photo, Mrs. Nixon meeting with Big Bird, December 20, 1970

What about the other occupants of the White House? [...] »

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Photographic Print, Protest against child labor in a labor parade, 1909 May 1, L

The historical impact young girls had on the Progressive Era is often [...] »

Postcard, Train Load of Cotton for Export, South, 1902-1903, NYPL

Did King Cotton cause the Civil War? Or should you look further? [...] »

photographic print, Second atomic bombing of Nagasaki, 1945 August, LOC

Controversial issues are often simplified in textbooks. Discover the facts [...] »

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Transparency, U.S. Capitol exteriors, c. 1920-1950, Theodor Horydczak, LoC

Represents historians across executive, judicial, and congressional government [...] »

Photo, Kids watching rockets at the Summer Adventure, LANL site

Follow the development of Weapons of Mass Destruction through the protection of [...] »

Photo, U.S. Capitol, Architect of the Capitol

What do our buildings tell us about ourselves? Take a spin around this website [...] »

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Photograph, Passports, from Ascot Advisory Services.

Being born in the United States was not always a guaranteed path to citizenship. [...] »

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