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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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Photo, IN FINANCIAL AREA: Hard-hatted construction workers..., 1970, NY Times

Learn about the Hard Hat Riots of New York with this innovative website. [...] »

Cartoon, He's Getting Fractious. . . , 1916, Sewall-Belmont House Museum

Allow the National Woman's Party to show you their collection on women's [...] »

Image, Jack London, Jack London Stories.

From White Fang to short stories and speeches, read more than 40 works by [...] »

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Cigarette card, Chinese opera faces (masks), New York Public Library Digital Gal

Through performing art, U.S. minorities assert their identities. Answer these [...] »

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

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

Lithograph, "The Witch No. 1," February 29, c1892,  Joseph E. Baker, LoC

Burn the witch! Discover how historical coverage of the Salem Witch Trials has [...] »

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Painting, John Brown, 1867, Thomas S. Noble, NYPL Digital Gallery

Did Northerners all respond the same way to Brown's infamous raid? Southerners? [...] »

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 [...] »

An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, 1822

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

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National Resources

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Photo, The 101st Airborne troops move out of Bastogne. . . , 1944, U.S. Army

Increase your knowledge of the people, past, and technology of the United [...] »

Screencap, home page, NMAAHC

What does it mean to be an American? Answer this question through the lens of [...] »

Photo, My neighborhood: Wooden Airplane, April 15, 2008, maureen lunn, Flickr

The FAA regulates air safety and influences the development of civil [...] »

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Photo, Historiography Storyboards, September 16, 2009,  snjr22, Flickr

"Historian" wasn't always a career path—only in the 19th century did it become a full-time academic occupation. [...] »

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