A Pageantry of Power: Planning Washington’s First Inauguration

The Library of Congress has created a fascinating online resource guide: U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: "I…

Saturday Webinar: Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells was a journalist, educator, and early Civil Rights leader, making her mark…

American Independence Begins on Favorable Terms: Continental Congress Ratifies the Treaty of Paris

This day, in a sense, marks the anniversary of the beginning of American independence. While…

Documents in Detail: Alexander Stephens’ “Cornerstone” Speech

Join us for another DiD webinar, on 17 FEB 2021 at 7pm ET, focusing on…

The Whiskey Rebellion

President George Washington and Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton stepped into a carriage on Market Street…

The Healthy -Bickering Brothers of Battle Creek

Each January, as the holiday parties end and the decorations are stored away, millions of…

Milestone Documents to Commemorate in 2021

This year, 2021, marks major anniversaries of several milestone documents in American history. Some—like the…

Documents in Detail: Andrew Jackson’s Bank Veto Message

 Join us for another DiD webinar, on 20 JAN 21 at 7pm ET, focusing…

400 Years Ago This Week: The Pilgrims Land at Plymouth (but not necessarily on a rock)

Although we remember the Pilgrims most commonly in November, it was actually in December of…

Madison and Jefferson Discuss the Bill of Rights

The first ten amendments to the Constitution, known to us as the  Bill of Rights,…

The Timing of Al Gore’s Concession in 2000

Election night on November 7, 2000, was confusing, especially for the press.  The Associated Press…

No Less Than a Miracle

Writing this series of posts about Teaching American History’s Core Document Collection: Documents and Debates…

Timely Ideas: Lincoln’s Lyceum Address, Part II

On 27 January 1838, notable local lawyer Abraham Lincoln addressed the Young Men’s Lyceum in…

Today In History: Crystal Eastman Points the Way Towards the ERA

100 years ago today, on December 1, 1920 Crystal Eastman--a leader in the National Woman's…

Saturday Webinar: The Grimke Sisters

The first in our "Remember the Ladies" webinar series for the Spring Semester of 2021,…

Truman’s Thankgiving Proclamation: “Liberty knows no race, creed, or class”

As every school child knows, the American tradition of Thanksgiving as a day of prayer…

On Horse-racing, Bank Runs, and Economic Collapse: What Caused the Great Depression

My favorite movie is Seabiscuit, the story of one broken horse and two broken men…

Preserving the Common Ground of American Citizenship: Jefferson’s First Inaugural, Part 2

Jefferson’s First Inaugural succeeded in its work of reconciliation, as the responses to it from…

What To Expect at a TAH Seminar

Teaching American History is best known for its impressive database of primary sources, all of…

Preserving the Common Ground of American Citizenship: Jefferson’s First Inaugural

The story of the election of 1800 is often told, because for those who cherish…

NARA Releases Newly Digitized Documents Related to Native American History

Teaching Native American history with documents presents several challenges to the historian: problems of perspective…

Special Webinar: Reform and the Pulpit – The Role of the Church in the Post-WW2 Civil Rights Movement

TAH.org has partnered with the Missouri Humanities Council to present two special webinars about the…

Documents in Detail: John C. Calhoun’s Fort Hill Address

  Our last DiD webinar for 2020, which aired live on 16 DEC 2020 at…

Equality for Whom: Revolutionary Considerations of Citizenship and Self-Government

In 2018, my wife and I attended a One Day University event in Charlotte, NC,…

Special Webinar: Reform and the Pulpit – Abolition and the American Church

 TAH.org has partnered with the Missouri Humanities Council to present two special webinars about…

Electing the US President: What Happens Between Election Day and the Final Announcement of the Results?

Many predicted a complicated national election in 2020, in large part due to the circumstances…

Election Day 2020

Saturday Webinar: Did the New Deal End the Great Depression?

Youtube archive coming soon The was the final episode in our "Enduring American Questions" webinar…

Understanding the Immigrant Experience Through History and Literature

Pam Cummings, 2018 Madison Fellow for Arkansas and a student in the Master of Arts…

Did American Imperialism Threaten American Values?

Today we continue our exploration of Teaching American History’s two-volume document collection, Documents and Debates in…

In Their Words — Interviews With Teachers On the Power of Primary Documents

We’re delighted to announce the launch of a new podcast featuring our teacher partners—dedicated professionals,…

Documents in Detail: Thomas Jefferson’s Letters to John Holmes and Henry Lee

 Our Documents in Detail episode for Wednesday 18 November 2020 will focus on two…

Flannery O’Connor’s Vision of the Modern South

Our Core Document Collection on the role of women in American religion includes an essay…

2020’s Complicated Election Process

During this pandemic year, far more voters than ever before are expected to use mail-in…

1774: The Year Between Resistance and Rebellion

Today we continue our exploration of Teaching American History's two-volume document collection, Documents and Debates…

Sneak Peak at our New Core Document Collections: Congress & Political Parties

Parties, political power and partisans, oh my! As Americans look ahead to Election Day 2020,…

Remembering Roger Williams

On October 9, 1635, Roger Williams was exiled from the colony of Massachusetts--banished for having…

Saturday Webinar: How Did the Progressives Differ from the Founders?

  This episode in our "Enduring American Questions" Saturday Webinar series will air live on…

Documents in Detail: James Madison’s “Property”

Join us for our October episode of Documents in Detail, during which we'll discuss James…

For “Classical Leadership Education,” TAH Document Collections Ground History Study

Miles Mathews teaches 11th grade US history at the John Adams Academy (JAA), a public charter…

New TAH Podcast: In Their Words

TAH is happy to announce the upcoming launch of a new podcast, In Their Words,…

The Four Eras of Congress’ Evolution—and Devolution

Professor Joseph Postell has edited a new volume in our Core Document Collection, Congress (now…

September 25, 1789: Congress Proposes a Bill of Rights

On September 25, 1789, the first Congress of the United States agreed on a set…

Justice Denied: The Eugenics Crusade

Today we continue our exploration of Teaching American History's two-volume document collection, Documents and Debates…

For Constitution Day: Gordon Lloyd on James Madison’s Record of the Constitutional Convention

September 17—Constitution Day—commemorates the final day of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, when the delegates…

Timely Ideas: Abraham Lincoln’s Lyceum Address

On 27 January 1838, notable local lawyer Abraham Lincoln addressed the Young Men's Lyceum in…

The First Parliament of the World’s Religions: September 1893

From September 11 – 28, 1893, the city of Chicago hosted what is now recognized as the…

Experimenting with Freedom of Conscience

Today we continue our exploration of Teaching American History's two-volume document collection, Documents and Debates…

Documenting Labor in American History

This weekend, Americans will enjoy an extra day off as the nation observes Labor Day.…
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