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.…

Documents in Detail: Madison’s Speech on the Amendments to the Constitution

On 23 SEP 20 we looked at James Madison's Speech on the Amendments to the…

Teacher of the Year Takes on New Challenge: the Hybrid, Synchronous Classroom

As the 2020 school year begins in Florida, a months-long pandemic continues, putting new demands…

Saturday Webinar: Did Slavery Cause the Civil War?

Join teachers from across the country on Saturday, 3 October 2020 for our discussion of…

Tips for Teaching Online During the Pandemic

At TAH, we know plans for the return to school this fall remain in flux…

Big Trouble in a Company Town: The Pullman Strike

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

Special Webinar: What Can We Learn From the Election of 1980?

TAH.org's last of a three-episode series on pivotal presidential elections, tonight's focus was Ronald Reagan…

Votes for Woman! The 19th Amendment

On 18 August 1920 Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment, the…

Saturday Webinar: Why Are Both the Constitution and Bill of Rights Necessary?

Why are both these documents essential to establishing and, hopefully, contributing to the maintenance of…

The Diminished Yet Necessary Role of Political Parties

With attention now turning to the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, we offer today an…

Saturday Webinar: Was the American Revolution Really a Revolution?

Our first Saturday Webinar for the 20-21 school year, and also the first in our…

Special Webinar: What Can We Learn from the Election of 1860?

If you missed our partner webinar with the Missouri Humanities Council, on 11 August 2020,…

Documents in Detail: Brutus II

Join us for the first Documents in Detail webinar of the 20-21 school year, and…

Chapter 3 Documents and Debates: Labor, Servitude and Slavery

Today's post is the latest in a series of articles highlighting the print and audio…

“The Starting Point” of the Abolitionist Movement: Morgan Godwyn’s Plea to Evangelize Slaves

Frederick Douglass, in one of his last speeches, drew attention to a little-known book published…

Special Webinar: What Can We Learn from the Election of 1800?

The first in our three-episode series of webinars about Presidential Elections and Campaigns, this episode…

Meet Our Teacher Partners: Lindsay Peterson

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

Fall Saturday Webinars: Open for Registration!

We’ve decided to do something different with our Saturday Webinars for this school year, splitting…

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

On May 29, 1868, General Ulysses S Grant accepted the Republican nomination for president in…

What John Lewis taught me about forgiveness

The tributes to Congressman John Lewis have flooded the airwaves and filled the newspapers since…

Committed to War: The First Battle of Bull Run

Although Union and Confederate forces had traded shots in some small skirmishes after Abraham Lincoln's…

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

Join citizens and teachers from across Missouri as the Missouri Humanities Council and TeachingAmericanHistory.org present…

Remembering Seneca Falls

[caption id="attachment_40295" align="alignleft" width="294"] Report of the Woman's Rights Convention, held at Seneca Falls, New…

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

Angus McDougall, a teacher from Hiram, Ohio, enrolled in the Master of Arts in American…

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

Among speeches denouncing slavery, perhaps the most effective ever delivered is Frederick Douglass’s “What to…

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…

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…

On the 65th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education II: Implementing a Sweeping Change

This year’s high school seniors understandably feel cheated by the cancellation of graduation ceremonies and…

Cholera in 19th Century America: Lessons for the Current Pandemic?

When Rebecca McGinnis chose the recurrent cholera epidemics of the nineteenth century as the focus…

How the West Was Settled: Remembering the Homestead Act

On May 20, 1862 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act. This piece of legislation…

Introduce Your Students to the TAH Experience Through our Summer Academies

Did you know that Teaching American History's home institution, the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University,…

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

While the seventeenth century is in the news again this week thanks to the 1619…

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

Teachers enroll in our Master of Arts in American History and Government (MAHG) program to…

The 75th Anniversary of VE Day

8 May 1945 was declared "Victory in Europe Day," after the remaining leaders of Nazi…
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