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History has been shaped and influenced by the out come of ancient trials—such as the Trial of Socrates in 399B.C.—to Rosenberg Trial in the 1950s. This site offers a comprehensive look at 50 prominent court trials throughout history and its resources can be used to give young learners an introduction to the history of the modern judicial system.

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The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II
Screenshot, Nuclear Test Film. . . , 1945, Department of Energy, Archive.org

What alternatives were suggested to dropping nuclear weapons on Japan? What [...] »

Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music

Scanned images of more than 18,000 pieces of sheet music, including covers, [...] »

Living Room Candidate: Presidential Campaign Commercials, 1952-2008
Video still, Convention, 1968, L. Garment and others, Nixon Presidential Library

More than 250 television commercials trace campaign issues and the selling [...] »

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Native American Heritage Month: Questioning Photos

Photographs capture how someone appeared at one moment in time. But who [...] »

Exploration and Innovation

Crossing vast oceans required specialized tools and knowledge. Discover more [...] »

Dueling Logic

Pistols at noon, or handbags at dawn? Decode the Code of Honor by answering [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

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Denmark Vesey
An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, 1822

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

The Modern Civil Rights Movement: A River of Purposeful Anger
Dynamics of Idealism- Volunteers for Civil Rights, 1965-1982 432x240

Textbooks are silent about defining race and racism, even though the modern [...] »

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

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

National Resources

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Federal Emergency Management Agency
Silkscreen, Disaster Broadcast. . . , 1941-1943, Edward T. Grigware, LoC

When the weather's not on our side, FEMA's there to lend a hand.

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National Institutes of Health
Photo, Dr. Thomas Starzl, 1960-1980, Office of History, NIH

Repository for the history of the federal agency, medical profession, and [...] »

National Museum of American History

See our history come to life within the expansive exhibits and educational [...] »

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The Possible Path of Barnard Bee
Digital image, Carol Highsmith, Confederates Marching, Library of Congress, 2010

Examination of counterfactual questions and how they are used in historical [...] »