D-Day: What if it had failed?

General Dwight Eisenhower was the most powerful man in the world in early June, 1944,…

The Bill of Rights

TAH has produced some new content and resources about the Bill of Rights, and we've…

Constitution Day Lecture: “The Least Dangerous Branch”

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library as part of the commemoration of the 231st anniversary of the…

Core American Documents: Reconstruction

"Reconstruction is one of these times in American History where you can learn the limits…

The Declaration of Independence: Full Reading

TAH.org is doing a trial run of making recorded readings of essential original documents available…

Core Documents Collection: Religion in American History and Politics

"You can't understand American History without understanding the role of religion in our history and…

Teaching the American Founding and the Constitutional Convention

Over the course of 100 days in 1787, American history would be made in a…

Core Documents: 2 Volume “Documents and Debates” now available

The latest volumes of  our Core American Documents Collections – Documents and Debates – are…

Fifth Volume of Core Documents Collection – The Cold War Now Available!

The latest volume of  our Core American Documents Collections – the Cold War – is…

Fourth Volume of Core Documents Collections – World War II Now Available!

The fourth volume of the American History and Government Core Documents Collections – World War…

Third Volume of Core Documents Collections – The Constitutional Convention OUT NOW!

The third volume of the American History and Government Core Documents Collections – the Constitutional…

TAH.org Feature Change: Standards Search Tool

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

Bill of Rights Anniversary

The

New Resource: First Volume of Core Documents Collection Now Available!

TeachingAmericanHistory.org is excited to share another resource for American history,  government, civics, and social studies…

Documents in Detail: Monroe Doctrine

18 October's Documents in Detail program focused on the Monroe Doctrine - that which gave…

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…

Students “Unlock” Clues in Primary Documents, Finding Constitution Booklet

Joe Welch, an American history teacher at North Hills Middle School near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, relies…

Second Roots of Liberty National Essay Contest is Underway!

TAH.org is once again excited to support the Roots of Liberty National Essay Contest. This…

Saturday Webinar 2016-17 Season: Landmark Supreme Court Cases

Announcing the 10 LANDMARK SUPREME COURT CASES Webinar Series Building on the success of our…

Plessy v. Ferguson: May 18th, 1896

Plessy v. Ferguson, in which the doctrine of "equal, but separate" was affirmed by the…

United States Colored Troops Lesson Plan

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

Session 30 pt2: The Reagan Era and the New Deal Legacy; George W. Bush’s Founding Faith

Focus Reagan seemed to campaign against Roosevelt's legacy, but delighted in pointing out that he…

Session 30 pt1: Martin Luther King, Jr; Malcolm X

Focus Does King's proposal for a "Bill of Rights for the Disadvantaged" indicate a shift…

Session 29: Brown v. Board of Education; Martin Luther King, Jr., Non-Violent Resistance, and the American Dream

Focus In Brown v. Board of Education (1954), the Supreme Court briefly traces the history of public…

Session 28: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP

Focus What role did Thurgood Marshall play in the Civil Rights Movement? What was his…

Session 27: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Democratic Leadership

Focus The political and constitutional legacy of Franklin D. Roosevelt is impressive. What was his…

Session 26: The Progressive Reform and Self-Government

Focus The Progressives fought for reform at the turn of the century. What principled form…

Session 25: Booker T. Washington; W.E.B. Du Bois

Focus What did Washington believe were the most urgent priorities for blacks at the close…

Session 24: The Modern Era Confronts the American Founding

Focus What did the American founding and Civil War look like to politicians and public…

Presidential Academy: MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech and Modern America

TeachingAmericanHistory.org is proud to offer the third and final part of our Presidential Academy documents-based…

Session 23: Frederick Douglass – Reconstruction and the Future of Black Americans

Focus How did Douglass answer the question, "What Country Have I?" What was his critique…

Session 22: “A New Birth of Freedom” and Lincoln’s Re-Election

Focus Why does Lincoln call "all men are created equal" a "proposition" instead of a…

Session 21: Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation

Focus The Emancipation Proclamation did not free a single slave under the authority of the…

Session 20: Lincoln and Civil Liberties

Focus Lincoln claimed to be fighting a war that would lead to "a new birth…

Session 19: Lincoln’s Election, Secession, and the Civil War

Focus As Lincoln recounts the early history of the federal government, what authority did it…

Session 18: The Rights and Wrongs of Secession

Focus What reasons did Southern secession commissioners give for seceding from the Union? What reasons…

Session 17: The Causes of the Civil War

Focus Why did the South secede? Why did secession lead to war? For a half…

Session 16: Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858

Focus Contrast Lincoln's understanding of the relation between public opinion and political rule with that…

Session 15: Lincoln Confronts Stephen Douglas’s Popular Sovereignty

Focus What does Stephen Douglas mean by "popular sovereignty"? Why does Lincoln view the Kansas-Nebraska…

Session 14: Abolitionism and Constitutional Self-Government

Focus According to Garrison, what is wrong with gradual abolition of slavery? Does he think…

Session 13: The Rule of Law, Slavery, and the Future of Self-Government

Focus What is "reverence for the laws" and why does Lincoln think it is so…

The Constitutional Convention as a Four-Act Drama: Act 4

This course consists of four session, each rooted in a video presentation by Dr. Lloyd…

Session 12: Lincoln and 21st-Century America

Focus In the face of modern-day critics from both the Right and the Left, does…

Dr. Gordon Lloyd’s Constitution Day Presentation

Dr. Gordon Lloyd, Professor Emeritus of Pepperdine University and Senior Fellow at the Ashbrook Center,…

Presidential Academy: The Gettysburg Address and the Civil War

TeachingAmericanHistory.org is proud to offer the second part of our Presidential Academy documents-based survey course…

The Constitutional Convention as a Four-Act Drama: Act 3

This course consists of four session, each rooted in a video presentation by Dr. Lloyd…

Session 11: The Federalist Papers – Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches

Focus What qualities did Publius expect or take for granted in the American people who…

The Constitutional Convention as a Four-Act Drama: Act 2

This course consists of four session, each rooted in a video presentation by Dr. Lloyd…

Session 10: The Federalist Papers – The Sum of Power and the Separation of Powers

Focus What is "delicate" about the two questions raised at the end ofFederalist 43? "The time…

The Constitutional Convention as a Four-Act Drama: Act 1

This course consists of four session, each rooted in a video presentation by Dr. Lloyd…
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