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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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Photo, Front elevation, March 3, 1937, John P. O'Neill, Library of Congress.

Government organizations document historic sites in drawings, photographs, and [...] »

Painting, G. Washington at the Battle of Princeton New Jersey, 1777, The Papers.

An excellent introduction to the papers of George Washington, including [...] »

Handwritten book, Book of Gregorian chant, François-Xavier Borel, 1767

Explore French Louisiana, Canada, and the Great Lakes region. [...] »

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Photo, Jefferson Memorial with Red Tourists, Apr. 18, 2008, Tancread, Flickr

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Photo, George and Laura Bush during the 2005 Inaugural Parade, 2005

Can you match these famous first words with their presidential speakers? [...] »

Photo, Spc. Crisma Albarran UH-60 [...], March 14, 2010, U.S. Army, Flickr

Women have fought in every U.S. war, but only recently have they gained [...] »

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

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

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

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

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Photo, . . . Unemployed insured workers. . . , Franklin D. Roosevelt, NARA

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LSD, Featuring the Mad Hatter, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency

How did recreational drug use grow into a U.S. drug culture? How did it become [...] »

Photo, City Carrier, 1975, United States Postal Service

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The crew of the Memphis Belle complete their 25th mission. U.S. Air Force.

The last operational mission of a venerable World War II airplane. [...] »

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