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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, A soldier of the 198th Infantry Brigade's 5th..., The Vietnam Archive.

Browse through a multitude of resources on Vietnam and the Vietnam War, [...] »

Cartoon, Romeo (Seward) and Mercutio, Feb. 1, 1868, p. 76 Harper’s Weekly.

Search this archive from the Harper's Weekly for a firsthand view into Andrew [...] »

Photo, 4 of the US WASPs.., 1942-1945, Records of the Office of War Information.

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Print, Charon's Boat, Jul. 16, 1807, James Gillray, Library of Congress

Words constantly evolve and change over time. What did "witch" mean to these [...] »

Drawing, [Yellow Jack Monster], 1873, Matt Morgan, Library of Congress

Wherever people go, disease is sure to follow. Answer these questions about U.S [...] »

Photo, 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival Youth Poster Art Contest, SodexoUSA

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Dry plate negative, approx. 1920-1930, Jewish colonies and settlements, LOC

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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, Weavers at Colonial Williamsburg, May 29, 2010, animalvegetable, Flickr

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

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Screenshot, "U.S. History Topics," Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

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

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chromolithograph, A hard game of "follow your leader", 1900 July 18, Udo J. Kepp

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