Eisenhower and the Origins of the “Military-Industrial Complex”

Less than a week before he left office, President Eisenhower delivered his final speech to…

SNEAK PEEK @ The American Revolution: Core Documents

On July 4, 2020, The American Revolution—the latest volume in Ashbrook’s Core Document Collections—will be…

Documents and Debates: Reconstructing the South

South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union when a convention in…

Until This Day: Juneteenth and the End of Slavery in the United States

The hour was late when Frederick Douglass rose to speak to more than fifty African-American…

Meet Our Teacher Partners: Amy Parker

At Teaching American History, we focus on telling America's story through historical documents because history…

A Perspective on the Battle of Bunker Hill

On June 13th, 1775, American troops around Boston learned of a British plan to occupy…

Documents and Debates: Chapter 1: Early Contact

Frequent visitors to Teaching American History.org tell us we are their go-to site for primary sources. We…

The American Revolution: Professor Robert McDonald’s New Core Document Collection

On July 4, 2020, the 244th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, a new volume…

Presenting U.S. History in the words of those who ARGUED it!

My high school American history students loved class debates. Their parents told me it was…