Mayflower Compact

On December 18, 1620, the British ship Mayflower docked at modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, and its…

Teaching American History: Alexander Stephens

In the newest Spielberg movie, titled Lincoln, the Confederacy's vice president makes a cameo appearance. …

Woodrow Wilson and the Versailles Treaty

On this day in 1918, President Woodrow Wilson arrived in France to take part in…

12/12/1787 and Ratification

On this day in 1787, Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the Constitution, by…

Teaching American History: Calhoun and the Declaration of Independence

As Christian Pascarella blogged in August of this year, Lincoln saw a concrete link between…

The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln

In 1953, the Abraham Lincoln Association published The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, a multi-volume…

Pearl Harbor +71

Pearl Harbor Day is sadly fading from being commemorated in many U.S. classrooms. For students…

Edsitement: The Gettysburg Address

The quality of lessons found at Edsitement continues to amaze me.  If you are looking…

Teaching American History: The Gettysburg Address

The previous installation of this blog focused on Lincoln's view of the nature of the…

What So Proudly We Hail

The new book What So Proudly We Hail: The American Soul in Story, Speech, and…