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Spotlight on Elementary Education

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.


Website Reviews

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Sullivan Clinton Campaign, 1779-2005
Oil, Joseph Brant. . . , George Romney, 1776, http://cybermuse.gallery.ca

Explore the 1779 Sullivan-Clinton Campaign to destroy the Seneca, Cayuga, [...] »

Documents Relating to American Foreign Policy during the Cuban Missile Crisis
Photo, Soviet Ship Kasimov During the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962, NARA

From telegrams to meeting notes, this site catalogs Cuban Missile Crisis [...] »

Around the World in the 1890s: Photographs, 1894-1896
Lantern slide--hand colored, Street car, 1895, W. H. Jackson, LoC.

Explore this archive of over 900 images by American photographer, William [...] »

History Quiz

Test your history knowledge
Alien Invasions

For each pair of animal and plant species, identify the one that is not [...] »

Turkey Tracking

Thanksgiving—how much do you know about the history of this popular holiday [...] »

The Ice Cream Wars

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

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Beyond the Textbook

Question textbook narratives
The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

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

Women's Reform Movement
Print, A downright gabbler, or a goose that deserves to be hissed, 1829

The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments in 1848 reflected the voices of [...] »

Causing the Civil War
Postcard, Train Load of Cotton for Export, South, 1902-1903, NYPL

Did King Cotton cause the Civil War? Or should you look further?

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National Resources

Federal teaching resources
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Lithograph, [Patent medicine label for unnamed. . . ], 1830-1870, LoC

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has images of patents online [...] »

Federal Judiciary

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

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U.S. Coast Guard
Art, Auxliarist, Lew Jackson, U.S. Coast Guard

Who protects U.S. interests in international and domestic waters?

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True Americans in the Cold War
Confessed Communist spymaster Elizabeth Bentley

Looking for the Red in the Red, White, and Blue?

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