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Let Us Have Peace: Reconstructing the West, Grant’s Peace Policy

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Committed to War: The First Battle of Bull Run

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Special Webinar Series: Presidential Elections and Campaigns: What Can We Learn From History?

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Remembering Seneca Falls

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Under Construction: Merchants and Morality in Colonial Massachusetts

Almost every American can close their eyes and picture the scene. A small ship arrives…

Engaging Students in America’s Past and Future

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Truths Held in Tension: Frederick Douglass’s “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”

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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

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Documents and Debates: Reconstructing the South

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

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A Perspective on the Battle of Bunker Hill

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

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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!

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Special Webinar: D-Day+76 Years and the Liberation of Europe

Ashbrook and TeachingAmericanHistory presented  another special webinar, this time about Operation OVERLORD, more widely known…

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How the West Was Settled: Remembering the Homestead Act

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Introduce Your Students to the TAH Experience Through our Summer Academies

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Female Education in the Early Republic

Although May and June are often seen as  the "end" of the school year in…

1688: The Germantown Quakers Protest Slavery

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How MAHG Made Me a Better Teacher—Even During a Pandemic

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“Emergencies are crucibles that contain and reveal the daily, slower burning problems of medicine and…

Special Webinar: Heroes of American Business

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Special Webinar: Heroes of the American Founding

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Special Webinar: Heroes of American Medicine

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Special Webinar: American War Heroes

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American Heroes Special Webinar Series

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Insights from History: The Power of the Pulpit in Times of Crisis: From the American Revolution to the Coronavirus

Examine the role of religion and religious activity during times of crisis through a series…

Beyond the Amistad: The antislavery legislative career of John Quincy Adams

On February 21st, 1848 Representative John Quincy Adams rose on the House floor to vote…

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Insights from History: The American Family in Times of Crisis: Education, Health Care, and the Trade-offs of Coming Home

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Insights from History: Fire in a Crowded Theater – Civil Liberties in Times of Emergency

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Documents in Detail: Herbert Hoover’s Speech on the New Deal

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Resources for Teaching Online: Webinars on Great Speeches

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Insights from History: Bad Medicine? The Effects of Economic Emergencies on Liberty, Democracy, and Prosperity

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