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

https://s3.amazonaws.com/document-readings/Declaration+of+Independence+Podcast.mp3 TAH.org is doing a trial run of making recorded readings of essential original documents…

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 documents library…

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…

Session 27: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Democratic Leadership

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+27+Kesler.mp3 Focus The political and constitutional legacy of Franklin D. Roosevelt is impressive. What was…

Session 26: The Progressive Reform and Self-Government

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+26+Kesler.mp3 Focus The Progressives fought for reform at the turn of the century. What principled…

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

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+25+Morel.mp3 Focus What did Washington believe were the most urgent priorities for blacks at the…

Session 24: The Modern Era Confronts the American Founding

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+24+Morel+and+Kesler.mp3 Focus What did the American founding and Civil War look like to politicians and…

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

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+23+Morel.mp3 Focus How did Douglass answer the question, "What Country Have I?" What was his…

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

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+22+Morel.mp3 Focus Why does Lincoln call "all men are created equal" a "proposition" instead of…

Session 21: Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+21+Guelzo.mp3 Focus The Emancipation Proclamation did not free a single slave under the authority of…

Session 20: Lincoln and Civil Liberties

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+20+Morel.mp3 Focus Lincoln claimed to be fighting a war that would lead to "a new…

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

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+19+Guelzo.mp3 Focus As Lincoln recounts the early history of the federal government, what authority did…

Session 18: The Rights and Wrongs of Secession

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+18+Morel.mp3 Focus What reasons did Southern secession commissioners give for seceding from the Union? What…

Session 17: The Causes of the Civil War

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+17+McPherson.mp3 Focus Why did the South secede? Why did secession lead to war? For a…

Session 16: Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+16+Guelzo.mp3 Focus Contrast Lincoln's understanding of the relation between public opinion and political rule with…

Session 15: Lincoln Confronts Stephen Douglas’s Popular Sovereignty

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+15+Guelzo.mp3 Focus What does Stephen Douglas mean by "popular sovereignty"? Why does Lincoln view the…

Session 14: Abolitionism and Constitutional Self-Government

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+14+Guelzo.mp3 Focus According to Garrison, what is wrong with gradual abolition of slavery? Does he…

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

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+13+Morel.mp3 Focus What is "reverence for the laws" and why does Lincoln think it is…

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

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+12+Morel+and+Guelzo.mp3 Focus In the face of modern-day critics from both the Right and the Left,…

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

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+11+Flannery.mp3 Focus What qualities did Publius expect or take for granted in the American people…

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

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+10+Morel.mp3 Focus What is "delicate" about the two questions raised at the end ofFederalist 43? "The…

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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