Ratification: The Great Debate, State by State

The 2020–21 school year is the most difficult year of teaching in decades. Only the…

Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address: Good Winners and Bad Losers

When Lincoln became president on March 4, 1861, white citizens of seven slaveholding states no…

How to spend a MAHG weekend? – Visit Kent State

Ashland University's Masters in American History and Government has announced that its graduate programs will…

The Story of the Constitutional Convention: as James Madison Wanted It Told

Americans seeking to understand how the founders developed our Constitutional framework of government have faced…

When Will I Be Blown Up? Balancing Security and Civil Liberties in the Cold War

In accepting the Nobel Prize for literature in 1950, William Faulkner said: "problems of the…

What’s Your Favorite American History Story?

Do you have a favorite American history story? One that seems too good to be…

The Case that Defined the School Desegregation Remedy

When people think of desegregation remedies, busing is likely the first thing to come to…

Teaching Lincoln’s Decision-Making

Today is the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's death. Instead of a story about Lincoln, we're…

Documents and Debates: The Nullification Crisis

High above the football stadium at Clemson University sits Fort Hill, the stately antebellum home…

Documents in Detail: Lincoln’s Resolution Submitting the 13th Amendment to the States

Access the podcast here Our April episode of Documents in Detail, focused on Abraham Lincoln's…

Documents in Detail: Frederick Douglass’ Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln

Our final Documents in Detail webinar for the 2020-21 school year, and the last in…

The Civil Rights Act of 1866: A First Attempt to Protect the Rights of African Americans

Today we are pleased to feature a post by Stacy Moses, a teacher at Sandia…

Slavery and Its Consequences—A New Core Document Collection

Slavery and its Consequences was recently released in Teaching American History’s Core Document Collection. We…

Remembered as a Rebel, Instead of a Scientist

Beginning on April 12th, 1861, Confederate guns around Charleston Harbor opened fire on Ft. Sumter,…

Saturday Webinar: Sandra Day O’Connor

Access the podcast here. Our final 'Remember the Ladies' webinar for Spring 2021, focusing on…

Wilson’s War Message

President Woodrow Wilson, on April 2nd, 1917, spoke before a special joint session of Congress,…

Friendships Begun in MAHG Lead to Classroom Collaboration

Teachers attending Teaching American History programs find new colleagues—educators who may live far away, yet…

110 Years Ago Today: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, A Disaster that Inspired Lasting Reforms

At approximately 4:40 pm on Saturday, March 25, 1911, the eighth floor of the Asch…

Containment and the Truman Doctrine: Documents and Debates

Like many youngsters interested in history, I read only books about presidents and generals as…

Documents in Detail: 13th Amendment Resolution

Join us on 21 April 2021 at 7pm ET for our discussion of the resolution…

John Brown’s Legacy: From Kansas to the Classroom

I have a confession to make. In my years teaching American history, I did an…

Historical Reads: Patton’s Third Army Crosses the Rhine

On March 22nd, 1945, elements of the United States' Third Army, under the command of…

Saturday Webinar: Fannie Lou Hamer

 Our April Saturday Webinar was about 20th Century American social and political activist and…

The Market Revolution and (The Myth of?) Free Labor

What historical sites are on your bucket list? Fortunately, I have visited several of mine…

Special Podcast: Core Documents Editors’ Roundtable

TAH has published almost 20 Core Documents collections over the last few years - all…

Women’s Voices Collection Documents the Visionary Work of Women

Today we feature a conversation with Sarah Morgan Smith, Teaching American History’s Director of Faculty…

Documents in Detail: Final Emancipation Proclamation

 Our Documents in Detail webinar for  17 March 2021 focused on Abraham Lincoln's Final…

How Second-Generation Immigrants Develop the Skills and Convictions of Citizens

Today we feature Kevin Barney, a graduate of our Master of Arts in American History…

Documents and Debates: The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb

On July 16, 1945, the USS Indianapolis slipped away from its moorings on Mare Island,…

The Battle of Verdun 105 Years Later

February 21 will mark the 105th anniversary of the commencement of the Battle of Verdun,…

Documents in Detail: Alexander Stephens’ “Cornerstone” Speech

 Our Documents in Detail webinar for 17 February 2021 focused on Confederate States of…

The Right of the Disenfranchised to Petition

The First Amendment protects five distinct freedoms: religious freedom, freedom of speech, freedom of the…

Documents in Detail: Final Emancipation Proclamation

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

Springfield Bids Goodbye to President-Elect Abraham Lincoln

Few of us enjoy particular attention on the day before our birthdays. Yet on the…

The Hartford Convention: Secession or Reform?

Rumors were swirling throughout New England. What were the delegates, gathered in secret, doing? Were…

Forts Henry and Donelson: U.S. Grant Takes the Stage

On February 4th and 16th, the Confederate forts Henry and Donelson, respectively, surrendered to Union…

Saturday Webinar: Susan B. Anthony

 Join us on 6 March 2021 for our 'Remember the Ladies' webinar about Susan…

The Convention—and the Cause—that Organized the Confederacy

A critical step precipitating the Civil War was taken 160 years ago this month. On…

How History Illuminates Literature, and Literature Deepens History

Why might teachers seeking a Masters’ degree in history and government take time to read…

The New Deal: Social Security

Most Americans employed in the private sector have experienced this moment. They looked at their…

The Ox-Bow Incident: Walter Van Tilburg Clark’s Critique of the Western

The American “western,” in the novels of Owen Wister, the stories of Zane Grey, and…

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…
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