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History Content

This resource created by the Library of Congress is invaluable. It offers a digitized collection of over 7 million sources, as well as a collection of 140 lesson plans on a variety of topics in American history. A majority of the lessons are designed for grades 3 and up, however, they can be adapted for younger students. FIND OUT MORE »

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Image, Great Books Online.

A collection of American and European literary classics, made available free of [...] »

Photograph, After a session of the House hearings.., July 1974, Fred J. Maroon.

View the many faces of President Nixon as captured by photographer Fred Maroon. [...] »

Photo, Memorial Reflections 2, May 16, 2007, jon.t, Flickr

A valuable site filled with firsthand discussion on the conduct and effect of [...] »

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Veterans Day is for everyone who fought for the U.S.—including those who [...] »

Sheet music, Wanted - a substitute!, 1863, Frank Wilder, Library of Congress

Both the North and South instituted drafts during the Civil War. Popular music [...] »

Print, "Christopher Columbus," New York Public Library Digital Gallery

In 1492, what did Columbus really do? [...] »

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Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

Beginning in Europe, the Panic of 1873 quickly spread to the United States [...] »

Photo, Model A Ford in front of antique gas pumps, August 4, 2007, Flickr

Americans today take cars for granted. How did they change American life? [...] »

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.? [...] »

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Photo, Library of the Congress, July 21, 2008, Javi S&M, Flickr, cc

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

Photo, Cooper-Hewitt entrance, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Design embodies both artistic ingenuity and responses to everyday problems. [...] »

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

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

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Kutenai woman 1910

Different kinds of power in different cultures. Perceptions of dignified and proper work vary across time and place. [...] »

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