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Immigration is an important topic in American History. So, don't just talk about it! Allow your students to "connect" with the 19th century immigrant population by exploring structures like Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York. The website for this historic location offers a plethora of resources that will enable you to bring the past to life. FIND OUT MORE »

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Photograph, U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, Coal Dock..., 1929, D. Franzen, LoC.

Listen to more than 12 hours of oral interviews taken in the first three months [...] »

Photo, Mr. Toshihiko Tanabe, Hiromi Tsuchida, Hiroshima Archive

View photo galleries of Hiroshima by esteemed photographer, Hiromi Tsuchida. [...] »

Photo, National Archives, January 15, 2006, katmere, Flickr

Learn about the history of the National Archives as well as how to start your [...] »

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Cover, Puck, Baby, kiss papa good-bye, Feb. 24, 1909, S.D. Ehrhart, LoC

Even American presidents were babies once! [...] »

Illustration, steak being cut

"Don’t Sell the Steak—Sell the Sizzle!" [...] »

Scroll painting, Sumo, c.1854-1906, Brown University Library

In 1854, Japan signed a treaty with the U.S. How did the U.S. and Japan see [...] »

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Print, A downright gabbler, or a goose that deserves to be hissed, 1829

The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments in 1848 reflected the voices of all [...] »

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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Cigarette card, Imaginary A plane, c. 1957-1958, NYPL Digital Gallery

Fly me to the moon became a famous Frank Sinatra line. NASA also made this a [...] »

Marginalia, CHNM

Ever wondered about the numbers behind the latest teaching trends? [...] »

Ink on paper, Kodak advertisement, c. 1942, National Postal Museum

When going postal is actually a good thing! Explore the Museum's extensive [...] »

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James Knox Polk

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