The Whiskey Rebellion

President George Washington and Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton stepped into a carriage on Market Street…

400 Years Ago This Week: The Pilgrims Land at Plymouth (but not necessarily on a rock)

Although we remember the Pilgrims most commonly in November, it was actually in December of…

No Less Than a Miracle

Writing this series of posts about Teaching American History’s Core Document Collection: Documents and Debates…

On Horse-racing, Bank Runs, and Economic Collapse: What Caused the Great Depression

My favorite movie is Seabiscuit, the story of one broken horse and two broken men…

NARA Releases Newly Digitized Documents Related to Native American History

Teaching Native American history with documents presents several challenges to the historian: problems of perspective…

Equality for Whom: Revolutionary Considerations of Citizenship and Self-Government

In 2018, my wife and I attended a One Day University event in Charlotte, NC,…

Justice Denied: The Eugenics Crusade

Today we continue our exploration of Teaching American History's two-volume document collection, Documents and Debates…

Timely Ideas: Abraham Lincoln’s Lyceum Address

On 27 January 1838, notable local lawyer Abraham Lincoln addressed the Young Men's Lyceum in…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Documents and Debates: Reconstructing the South

South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union when a convention in…

A Perspective on the Battle of Bunker Hill

On June 13th, 1775, American troops around Boston learned of a British plan to occupy…

Documents and Debates: Chapter 1: Early Contact

Frequent visitors to Teaching American History.org tell us we are their go-to site for primary sources. We…

Federalism and Pandemics: A National Teachable Moment

“Emergencies are crucibles that contain and reveal the daily, slower burning problems of medicine and…

Beyond the Amistad: The antislavery legislative career of John Quincy Adams

On February 21st, 1848 Representative John Quincy Adams rose on the House floor to vote…

Contemporary Responses to the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

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

The Supreme Court Debates Religious Freedom: A Conversation with Ken Masugi

Professor Ken Masugi has edited a new core document collection, the first in a planned…

The Attack on Pearl Harbor in Two Documents

December 7th, 1941, marked the forced entry of the United States into World War II.…

Why Should We Teach Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address?

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered "a few appropriate remarks" at the dedication…

MacArthur’s Return to the Philippines

On 20 October 1944, American forces under General Douglas MacArthur landed in the Philippines, establishing…

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”

Professor Gordon Lloyd gave the attached address at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library as part…

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…

Bill of Rights Anniversary

The Bill of Rights was adopted on 15 December, 1791, and is made up of…

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

May 18th is the anniversary Plessy v. Ferguson, in which the doctrine of "equal, but separate"…

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

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+30+pt2+Kesler.mp3 Focus Reagan seemed to campaign against Roosevelt's legacy, but delighted in pointing out that…

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

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+30+pt1+Morel.mp3 Focus Does King's proposal for a "Bill of Rights for the Disadvantaged" indicate a…

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

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+29+Morel.mp3 Focus In Brown v. Board of Education (1954), the Supreme Court briefly traces the history of…

Session 28: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+28+J+Williams.mp3 Focus What role did Thurgood Marshall play in the Civil Rights Movement? What was…
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