The Methodist Church in America Asserts its Independence: The Christmas Conference of 1784

The Methodist Church in America dates its independence to a “Christmas Conference” held 235 years…

Seminar Discussions Inspire a Teacher to Reevaluate the Founding

Derek Collins discovered his deeper vocation after beginning his job at Latta Public School near…

Documents in Detail: Abraham Lincoln’s Fragment on the Constitution and Union

Abraham Lincoln's short, powerful Fragment on the Constitution and Union (1861) was the focus of…

Debacle at Fredericksburg, December, 1862

  Riding something of a wave of optimism after the mixed victory at Antietam, Union…

Saturday Webinar: Frederick Douglass

American Minds Webinar Live show aired at 11am, Saturday, 11 JAN 2020, exploring the ideas,…

Booker T. Washington’s Christmas Story

In “The Problem of the South” (July 11, 1900), Booker T. Washington uses a folksy…

The Contested Understanding of Religious Liberty In Supreme Court Jurisprudence: An Interview with Ken Masugi

Bill of Rights Day is celebrated on December 15, the anniversary of the day in…

What’s New at Teaching American History – Resources

As you look ahead to planning your lessons in 2020, we want to draw your…

The Attack on Pearl Harbor in Two Documents

December 7th, 1941, marked the forced entry of the United States into World War II.…