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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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Albert and Vera Weisbord Archives
Screen Capture, The Albert & Vera Weisbord Archives, Passaic.

Learn about American radicalism and the communist movement with this [...] »

Slavery in New York

Nine galleries explore the history of slavery in New York City.

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Photographs from the Chicago Daily News: 1902-1933

Presents more than 55,000 Chicago Daily News photographs taken in [...] »

History Quiz

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Pre-Modern Pop Music

Before "pop" music reigned supreme, jazz and ragtime amassed great public [...] »

The Ice Cream Wars

Was there conflict in the past over one of our favorite summer treats?

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Theatre of the People

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

Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
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 Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
photographic print, Second atomic bombing of Nagasaki, 1945 August, LOC

Controversial issues are often simplified in textbooks. Discover the facts [...] »

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

Federal teaching resources
National Museum of Natural History
Photo, . . . trephining [sic]. . . , 1926, Library of Congress

Don't let "natural history" scare you away! The museum covers anthropology [...] »

U.S. Army
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 [...] »

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Negative, Victory Corps. . . , Alfred T. Palmer, September-October 1942, LoC

Did you know that there is a specific law enforcement agency for firearm [...] »

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Booth's Reason for Assassination
The gun Booth used to kill Lincoln, Ford's Theatre, 2007.

In an attempt to salvage a failed Confederate agenda, John Wilkes Booth [...] »