The Long Controversy Over Alger Hiss

When Alger Hiss was convicted of perjury on January 17, 1950, it was, in one…

Documents in Detail: Plessy v. Ferguson

Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) will be the focus of the 19 FEB 2020 Documents in…

Women’s Rights & Roles: The Moral Reformers

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women…

The League of Nations Begins, the United States Abstaining

One hundred years ago this month, forty-one nations became founding members of the League of…

Historical Reads: The Battle of Midway

I am interested in a variety of topics and eras in history, although I am…

A Weekend That Changed Everything

In 2020, Teaching American History will offer twenty free multi-day colloquia for social studies teachers. These…

Saturday Webinar: William Jennings Bryan

American Minds Webinar Live show to air at 11am, Saturday, 1 FEB 2020, exploring the…

The Methodist Church in America Asserts its Independence: The Christmas Conference of 1784

The Methodist Church in America dates its independence to a “Christmas Conference” held 235 years…

Seminar Discussions Inspire a Teacher to Reevaluate the Founding

Derek Collins discovered his deeper vocation after beginning his job at Latta Public School near…

Documents in Detail: Abraham Lincoln’s Fragment on the Constitution and Union

Abraham Lincoln's short, powerful Fragment on the Constitution and Union (1861) was the focus of…

Debacle at Fredericksburg, December, 1862

  Riding something of a wave of optimism after the mixed victory at Antietam, Union…

Saturday Webinar: Frederick Douglass

American Minds Webinar Live show aired at 11am, Saturday, 11 JAN 2020, exploring the ideas,…

Booker T. Washington’s Christmas Story

In “The Problem of the South” (July 11, 1900), Booker T. Washington uses a folksy…

The Contested Understanding of Religious Liberty In Supreme Court Jurisprudence: An Interview with Ken Masugi

Bill of Rights Day is celebrated on December 15, the anniversary of the day in…

What’s New at Teaching American History – Resources

As you look ahead to planning your lessons in 2020, we want to draw your…

The Attack on Pearl Harbor in Two Documents

December 7th, 1941, marked the forced entry of the United States into World War II.…

Harriet Beecher Stowe

The theme of this year’s Teaching American History Saturday webinars is American Minds. Prominent scholars…

Women’s Rights & Roles: The Abolitionists

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women…

What’s New at Teaching American History – Programs

TAH offers much more than a top-notch collection of primary documents --TAH helps teachers across…

Documents in Detail: John C. Calhoun’s Speech on the Oregon Bill

Due to a technical failure, we were unable to record a significant part of the…

Why Should We Teach Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address?

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered "a few appropriate remarks" at the dedication…

What’s New at Teaching American History – Documents

Did you know that as part of the Teaching American History community, you’re just a…

Stunning End to Cold War: The Fall of the Berlin Wall

November 9 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This momentous…

Core Documents Collection: Causes of the Civil War

https://cdc-volumes.s3.amazonaws.com/CDC+Causes+of+the+Civil+War+Stevens.mp3 Teaching American History's latest Core Documents Collection, Causes of the Civil War explains the…

Saturday Webinar: Harriet Beecher Stowe

American Minds Webinar Our Saturday Webinar for 7 DEC 2019, explored the life, ideas, letters,…

Election Day 2019

Today is Election Day -- remind your students that voting is not only a right…

What’s New at Teaching American History?

We hope you have been enjoying the new Teaching American History website. We have the…

Henry Clay: The Great Compromiser

The theme of this year’s Teaching American History Saturday webinars is American Minds. Prominent scholars…

Emma Lazarus, Poet of Exiles

When the Statue of Liberty was officially dedicated on October 28, 1886, President Grover Cleveland…

A Valley Forge Week-End Wrap Up

Most professional development takes place inside schools and school district offices, and good teachers glean…

Documents in Detail: The Webster-Hayne Debates

The Webster-Hayne Debates (1830) were the focus of the 20 NOV 2019 Documents in Detail…

Women’s Rights & Roles: The Early Republic

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women…

How the Framers Understood Impeachment—And How Party Politics Altered Their Intent

With current news focusing on the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry, we asked Jeremy D.…

MacArthur’s Return to the Philippines

On 20 October 1944, American forces under General Douglas MacArthur landed in the Philippines, establishing…

Does the Presidency Function as the Founders Intended?

[caption id="attachment_36053" align="alignleft" width="307"] Professor Stephen F. Knott[/caption] In his new study of the presidency,…

As the SCOTUS Term Begins: Teaching What Free Speech Means

The first Monday in October traditionally opens the Supreme Court’s yearly term. To mark this…

Alexander Hamilton: Founding Father of the Commercial Republic

The theme of this year’s Teaching American History Saturday webinars is American Minds. Prominent scholars…

Saturday Webinar: Henry Clay

Live show aired at 11am, Saturday, 2 NOV 2019, with a focus on Henry Clay,…

Documents in Detail: Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address

Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural Address (1801) was the focus of the 23 OCT 2019 Documents…

Constitution Day Lecture from Professor Gordon Lloyd

Professor Gordon Lloyd, Senior Fellow at the Ashbrook Center, author of TAH's four Exhibits on…

Junípero Serra, Gaspar de Portolá, and the Spanish Conquest of California

Father Junípero Serra (1713–1784) founded the first Catholic “mission” in what is now present-day California…

Women’s Rights & Roles: The American Revolution

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women…

For Constitution Day: Teaching the Blessings of Liberty

We rely on teachers of American history, government and civics to do the most critical…

The Constitutional Convention Online Exhibit – A Great Resource for Teachers and Students

In anticipation of Constitution Day (September 17), TAH invites you to take a look through…

Meet Our Teacher Partners: Melanie Stuthard

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

Saturday Webinar: Alexander Hamilton

Live show aired at 11am, Saturday, 5 OCT 2019, exploring the compelling, controversial, and inspired…

Forgotten Stories in American History: The Battle of Peleliu

This is the first in a series of posts we’re calling Forgotten Stories in American…

Meet Our Teacher Partners: Alan Vitale

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

African Americans Resist the Racial Violence of 1919: An Interview with David Krugler

A century ago, in the wake of a rapid demobilization of soldiers returning from World…
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