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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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Democratic Vistas: The William Clyde DeVane Lecture Series

Look to the past to consider the prospects of democracy in the U.S.

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Remembering Jim Crow

This site offeres 30 interview excerpts and 130 photographs that examine Jim [...] »

Perfessor Bill Edwards Ragtime/Old-time Piano Gallery
Photo, Irene and Vernon Castle, full-length, in dancing position

Introduce yourself to ragtime music and the time which gave birth to it.

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History Quiz

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Classroom Glory

Does the movie "Glory" depict historical accuracy or wholesale fiction?

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First Ladies' Firsts

What about the other occupants of the White House?

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Fly Away Jim Crow

Equality requires more than a Proclamation. Try to answer these questions on [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
The Early Conservation Movement
photographic print, Quentin Roosevelt Planting a Tree, c1904, Edward S. Curtis,

The "go-green" movement is rampant in modern America. However, support for [...] »

The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

American historians have depicted the Tet Offensive as the turning point for [...] »

Jim Crow Segregation: The Difficult and Anti-Democratic Work of White Supremacy
Print, For the Sunny South. An Airship. . . , 1913, Library of Congress

The fight against segregation and its discriminatory practices does not [...] »

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Anacostia Community Museum
Photo, "Ms. Yavocka Wilson," March 11, 1997?, Anacostia Community Museum

What is community? What does it do for us, and how does it shape who we are [...] »

Federal Judiciary

Can’t tell an affadavit from an acquittal? Learn the legal lingo.

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National Postal Museum
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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Divided Loyalties?
Which one is our star?

How citizenship determines eligibility for the U.S. presidency.

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