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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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Brittingham Family Lantern Slide Collection
Photo, Madison, Wis. Grandpa and a squirrel, 1908, University of Wisconsin

Catch a glimpse of wealthy turn-of-the-century Wisconsin life and travel in [...] »

Politics of a Massacre: Discovering Wilmington 1898

This site contains sources covering and reacting to the deplorable 1898 [...] »

Seattle Power and Water Supply Collection
Photo, Man standing below generator unit. . . , n.d., University of Washington

Take a gander at Washington state hydroelectric engineering feats of the [...] »

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Textbook Twisters: Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis was one of the greatest conflicts between the US [...] »

Mapping the Past

A map can tell you more than east, west, north, and south.

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Reading Photographs: MacArthur and Hirohito

How would you have planned this photograph if you were General MacArthur? [...] »

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Girls’ Labor and Leisure in the Progressive Era
Photographic Print, Protest against child labor in a labor parade, 1909 May 1, L

The historical impact young girls had on the Progressive Era is often [...] »

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 [...] »

The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

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

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U.S. Marine Corps

Why are the Marines known as "America's 911 Force"? Explore this division of [...] »

National Museum of African American History and Culture

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

Military History
Photo, The Five of Hearts - Renault. . . , U.S. Army Center of Military History

The U.S. Armed Forces maintain multiple historical offices within each [...] »

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All Wrapped Up in the Flag
weisgerber painting

Flinging the first American flag to the breeze.

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