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…

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…

Votes for Woman! The 19th Amendment

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

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…

How the West Was Settled: Remembering the Homestead Act

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

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…

Ralph Ellison

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

Contemporary Responses to the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater on April 14, 1865 brought an…

Planning Online Lessons for Students Working From Home—A Veteran Teacher’s Advice

When the school officials around the country began responding to COVID-19 concerns by proposing extended…

Jane Addams

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

Happy 200th, Susan B. Anthony!

This Saturday, February 15, 2020 marks the 200th anniversary of woman's rights advocate Susan B…

Loser Wins: William Jennings Bryan and the Legacy of Populism

History teachers rarely focus on the losers of presidential elections. Yet two men stand out…

The Long Controversy Over Alger Hiss

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

Women’s Rights & Roles: The Moral Reformers

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

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…

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…

Election Day 2019

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

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…

Women’s Rights & Roles: The Early Republic

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

Alexander Hamilton: Founding Father of the Commercial Republic

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

Women’s Rights & Roles: The American Revolution

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

Women’s Rights & Roles: Colonial America

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

Jonathan Edwards: Founding Father of American Evangelicalism

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