TeachingAmericanHistory.org is excited to share another resource for American history, government, civics, and social studies teachers. While you may be familiar with our 50 Core American Documents book, we are launching a new multi-volume document collection.
Each Core Documents volume will contain the following:
When complete, the series will be comprehensive and authoritative, and will present America’s story in the words of those who wrote it – America’s presidents, labor leaders, farmers, philosophers, industrialists, politicians, workers, explorers, religious leaders, judges, soldiers; its slaveholders and abolitionists; its expansionists and isolationists; its reformers and stand-patters; its strict and broad constructionists; its hard-eyed realists and visionary utopians – all united in their commitment to equality and liberty, yet so often divided by their different understandings of these most fundamental American ideas.
The documents are all about this – the still unfinished American experiment with self-government. In sum, our intent is that the documents and their supporting material provide unique access to the richness of the American story. We hope that you will find this resource to be intriguing and helpful for your classroom.
The American Mind – Essential American Texts
Education in America
The American Revolution
The American Founding
The Creation of the Constitution
Ratification of the Constitution
The Creation of the Bill of Rights
The First Amendment – Free Speech
Age of Democracy, Age of Jackson
Social Reform Movements – 1790 to 1850
Causes of the Civil War
Nationalism and Imperialism
Progressivism and Populism
World War I and the Roaring Twenties
The Great Depression and the New Deal
World War II
Vietnam and Social Change in the 1960s
Cold War America
The First Amendment – Religious Liberty
Race, Gender, Equality, and Civil Rights in America
American Foreign Policy, 1789 -1945
The American Presidency
The Judicial Branch
Political Parties, Campaigns, and Elections
Influential Supreme Court Cases
The Commercial Republic
Please contact Daniel Mitchell if you have any questions or would like more information about using the Core Documents Collections in your classroom or school.