Essay Contest for High School Students

Attention, High School teachers! The Bill of Rights Institute is holding a scholarship essay contest…

Frederick Douglass Speaks to Civil Rights Mass Meeting

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, a milestone in building…

Lincoln’s Notes on Slavery

[caption id="attachment_1229" align="alignright" width="227"] Abraham Lincoln in 1858[/caption] One hundred and fifty years ago, Lincoln…

The Founding of the First National Anti-Slavery Organization

[caption id="attachment_1205" align="alignleft" width="225"] William Lloyd Garrison, an early spokesman for and eventual leader of…

Andrew Jackson Vetoes Re-Chartering the Bank of the United States

For those working through a survey of American history and reaching the Jacksonian era, we…

Regional Views of the War of 1812

[caption id="attachment_1178" align="alignright" width="365"] The northern theater of the War of 1812 (Wikimedia Commons)[/caption] The…