Mayflower Compact

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

Teaching American History: Alexander Stephens

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="475" caption="Jackie Earle Haley playing Alexander Stephens in Spielberg's newest movie."][/caption] In…

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

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="241" caption="A homely and somewhat terrifying visage of John C. Calhoun."][/caption] As…

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

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

Edsitement: The Gettysburg Address

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="220" caption="An artist's rendition of Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address"][/caption] The quality…

Teaching American History: The Gettysburg Address

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Lincoln (highlighted) at Gettysburg, 1863"][/caption] The previous installation of this blog…

What So Proudly We Hail

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