Protesting the Louisiana Purchase

For most teachers and students of American history the decision seems like the no-brainer of…

162nd Anniversary of Dred Scott v. Sandford

March 6th is the anniversary of the infamous Missouri History Museum today - "

Teaching America’s Founding

How do you make a country from scratch? Leaders during the American Founding, the  period…

TAH.org Feature Change: Standards Search Tool

For the last few years, TAH.org has incorporated a search tool into our American History…

Find Free Resources for Your American History Classroom!

If you’re like most teachers, you can’t help but put your students first. In fact,…

Bill of Rights Anniversary

The

World War I and the Founding of the Disabled American Veterans

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the entry of the United States into World War…

September 17th, 2017: the Constitution’s 230th Anniversary

Constitution Day in 2017 marks 230 years since the Founders signed the Constitution and released…

Recreating Teaching American History Colloquium, Teacher Helps Students Learn about African American Experience in World War I

Love of history and an interest in helping young people drew Jotwan Daniels away from…

United States Colored Troops Lesson Plan

Paul LaRue, a teacher at Washington High School in Washington Court House, Ohio and the

New, easier way to get to TeachingAmericanHistory.org

You can now reach TeachingAmericanHistory.org by typing TAH.org into your browser's URL window. We think…

Veto Message of the Bill on the Bank of the United States

New Teaching Resources on the Federalist Papers

[caption id="attachment_1749" align="alignright" width="134"] Roots of Liberty[/caption] The Cornerstone Project has just introduced The Roots…

New Resources for Catholic School Teachers

If you teach in a Catholic school you may want to be aware of a…

Martin Luther King, Jr, and Nonviolent Resistance

"I have consistently preached that nonviolence demands that the means we use must be as…

Crafting Freedom

CraftingFreedom.org is a new resource exploring the African American experience during the era of slavery.…

New! Ashbrook’s 50 Core American Documents in paperback

You've likely seen Ashbrook's 50 Core American Documents project

Bill of Rights Day resources

Bill of Rights Day, the day on which the first ten amendments to the constitution…

Could Lincoln Be Elected Today?

FlackCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, has…

Daniel Webster Urges Sectional Compromise

[caption id="attachment_1285" align="alignleft" width="212"] Daniel Webster (Library of Congress)[/caption] As a result of the War…

New Resource from the Bill of Rights Institute

Our friends at the Bill of Rights Institute have introduced a new documentary resource written…

150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address: A Few Well-Chosen Remarks

When Abraham Lincoln was invited in the fall of 1863 to speak at the dedication…

The Founding of the First National Anti-Slavery Organization

[caption id="attachment_1205" align="alignleft" width="225"] William Lloyd Garrison, an early spokesman for and eventual leader of…

“Created Equal”–a new NEH Resource

From our friends at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), we’ve learned that Created…

Heroes & Villains – A new resource from the Bill of Rights Institute

Our friends at the Bill of Rights Institute have developed a new resource to help…

On Constitution Day, an Essay on Federalist 51

Last week we posted links to a number of representative documents in the debate between…

The Federalist-Antifederalist Debate

After the Constitutional Convention finalized a plan of government in September 1787,  a long public…

Why the Founders Called a Constitutional Convention

During the Revolutionary War and in the first years following independence, the new American states…

American Military History resources

The Foreign Policy Research Institute, in collaboration with the First Division Museum at Cantigny, has…

Churchill and the Common Core

Looking for ways to integrate Common Core Literacy standards into your social studies classroom? NEH…

New EDSITEment blog features Common Core

Looking for resources for your classroom that support the Common Core initiative?  The National Endowment…

MLK Day

"I have consistently preached that nonviolence demands that the means we use must be as…

Happy Birthday Common Sense

The Thomas Paine version that is. This pamphlet was originally published anonymously, and advocated independence…

Emancipation Proclamation at 150

As the new year dawns another Civil War sesquicentennial can be celebrated with the Emancipation…

Woodrow Wilson and the Versailles Treaty

On this day in 1918, President Woodrow Wilson arrived in France to take part in…

12/12/1787 and Ratification

On this day in 1787, Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the Constitution, by…

Pearl Harbor +71

[gallery] Pearl Harbor Day is sadly fading from being commemorated in many U.S. classrooms. For…

Edsitement: The Gettysburg Address

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="220" caption="An artist's rendition of Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address"][/caption] The quality…

Teaching American History: The Gettysburg Address

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Lincoln (highlighted) at Gettysburg, 1863"][/caption] The previous installation of this blog…

Teaching American History: Lincoln on the Nature of the War

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="214" caption="Movie Poster for Stephen Spielberg's 2012 flim "Lincoln""][/caption] The release of…

Civil War Animated: The Battle of Fredericksburg

  [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="484" caption="The Battle of Fredericksburg by Kurz and Allison"][/caption] The release…

C-SPAN: The Electoral College

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="The White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue--the prize yielded by the…

PBS: The Electoral College

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="447" caption="The Electoral College certainly provides political pundits the opportunity to hypothesize…

Edsitement: Presidential Inaugurations

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="364" caption="The 2009 Presidential Inauguration: President Obama being led through the oath…

Election of 1824: Corruption in Presidential Elections?

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Henry Clay: Recipient of Spoils in a Corrupt Bargain?"][/caption] Edsitement provides…

Bare-knuckle Politics: The Election of 1824

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="483" caption="Is this scene as confrontational as it seems when viewed in…

Politics of Fear in Presidential Elections: 1984

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="400" caption=""There is a bear in the woods. For some people, the…

Politics of Fear in Presidential Elections: 1964

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="441" caption="1964 LBJ Campaign Ad, Peace Little Girl"][/caption] For teachers who enjoy…

The American Presidency Project: Presidential Approval Ratings

Is it not amazing how a president can be very popular during his time and…

The American Presidency Project: Electoral College and Popular Vote Data

The American Presidency Project is a very detailed web resource for all manners of subjects…
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