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 17 November 2020 will focus on two short…

Flannery O’Connor’s Vision of the Modern South

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

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 7…

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.…

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…
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