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This interactive website examines the history of New England from the 16th to the 20th century. In addition to its enormous collection of primary sources, the website also has approximately 100 activities designed specifically for student use. Peruse this website today and discover a wonderful survey of New England culture! FIND OUT MORE »

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Photo, Johnson Museum, July 21, 2010, /\ \/\/ /\, Flickr, creative commons

Look into how historical sites are researched, prepared, and made public. [...] »

Photograph, R. Carter's signature, The Diary, Correspondence, and.., 1701-1732.

Offers letters and diary entries by Robert "King" Carter (1663–1732), [...] »

Photo, Colonial Williamsburg: At The Parade..., May 2008, Bill Barber, Flickr

Learn about the history of the United States up to 1815 with this website [...] »

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Photo, Boxers Marty Cutler and Jack Johnson in ring [...] Library of Congress

These African American athletes drew crowds with their skill and determination [...] »

Photo, Colored School at Anthoston, 1916, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

Equality requires more than a Proclamation. Try to answer these questions on [...] »

Illustration, "Karpfenschuppige Taube. . . ," 1880s, NYPL

For each pair of animal and plant species, identify the one that is not native [...] »

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An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, 1822

Tried and executed in 1822, along with many other slaves, for a plotted [...] »

photographic print, Quentin Roosevelt Planting a Tree, c1904, Edward S. Curtis,

The "go-green" movement is rampant in modern America. However, support for [...] »

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

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

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Lithograph, Blackburn, 2002, Ron Adams, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Approach African American history and culture through African art. [...] »

Photo, victorian homes post office, 2006, laurascudder, Flickr, cc

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

Screenshot, Splash graphic, Students Abroad

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Print, Decatur's conflict with Algerine at Tripoli, 1877, Alonzo Chappel, NYPL

Believe it or not, the U.S. wasn't always particularly supportive of increasing naval strength. [...] »

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