The Story of the Constitutional Convention: as James Madison Wanted It Told

Americans seeking to understand how the founders developed our Constitutional framework of government have faced…

When Will I Be Blown Up? Balancing Security and Civil Liberties in the Cold War

In accepting the Nobel Prize for literature in 1950, William Faulkner said: "problems of the…

What’s Your Favorite American History Story?

Do you have a favorite American history story? One that seems too good to be…

The Case that Defined the School Desegregation Remedy

When people think of desegregation remedies, busing is likely the first thing to come to…

Teaching Lincoln’s Decision-Making

Today is the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's death. Instead of a story about Lincoln, we're…

Documents and Debates: The Nullification Crisis

High above the football stadium at Clemson University sits Fort Hill, the stately antebellum home…

Documents in Detail: Lincoln’s Resolution Submitting the 13th Amendment to the States

Access the podcast here Our April episode of Documents in Detail, focused on Abraham Lincoln's…

Documents in Detail: Frederick Douglass’ Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln

Our final Documents in Detail webinar for the 2020-21 school year, and the last in…

The Civil Rights Act of 1866: A First Attempt to Protect the Rights of African Americans

Today we are pleased to feature a post by Stacy Moses, a teacher at Sandia…

Slavery and Its Consequences—A New Core Document Collection

Slavery and its Consequences was recently released in Teaching American History’s Core Document Collection. We…

Remembered as a Rebel, Instead of a Scientist

Beginning on April 12th, 1861, Confederate guns around Charleston Harbor opened fire on Ft. Sumter,…

Saturday Webinar: Sandra Day O’Connor

Access the podcast here. Our final 'Remember the Ladies' webinar for Spring 2021, focusing on…

Wilson’s War Message

President Woodrow Wilson, on April 2nd, 1917, spoke before a special joint session of Congress,…