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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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RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope

Examine the impact of Robert F. Kennedy's anti-apartheid trip to South [...] »

River of Song

Follow the evolution of American music along the Mississippi.

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Labor Arts
Arkansas farmers building a cooperative syrup mill on FSA. 1940

What role has art had in the depiction and reality of U.S. labor?

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Advice for Beachgoers

Long before sunblock, boogie boards, or bikinis...did ladies wear corsets to [...] »

Early American Artifacts

What did people living in what is now known as North America leave behind? [...] »

Back to the Future . . .

In the year 1900, what did Americans think the next century would bring?

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Beyond the Textbook

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Huey Long
Stereograph, U.S. Senator Huey Long, c.1933, Keystone View Company

How exactly did U.S. Senator Huey Long intend to end poverty across the U.S [...] »

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 [...] »

National Resources

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U.S. Mint

A magician may be able to pull coins out of thin air, but most of us can't [...] »

Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery

American art makes the interpretive nature of historical knowledge clear. [...] »

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

Looking for a way to fund graduate education related to teaching the U.S. [...] »

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Civil War Convicts: Unraveling a Misconception
stereograph, Officers of 3d Regiment Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, 1865, LOC

Did criminals fight during the Civil War? Not exactly, but some soldiers [...] »