• Having Fun in the 19th Century: Fall River Line

    Created September 30, 2010
  • Depression-Era Photographs: Worth a Thousand Words

    Created September 23, 2010
    Depression-Era Photographs: Woman at sowing machine

    Spend a day with a model American family and the photographer who molded our view of their lives.

    Launchpad: The Social Security Act

    The Social Security Act

    Activity 1, Group: A | B | C | D

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    Activity One, Group A: Debating the Social Security Act

    Review the Great Depression time line and the section entitled “The Stock Market Crash and The Great Depression” on The Historical Background and Development of Social Security page, and answer the questions below.

  • The Battle Over Reconstruction: Southern Recovery

    Created July 23, 2010
  • An Early Threat of Secession: The Missouri Compromise, 1820–1821

    Created July 18, 2010
  • The American Civil War: on the eve of the war

    Created July 17, 2010
  • Woodrow Wilson and Latin America: Map of Caribbean

    Created July 16, 2010

    “Black Tuesday”; Great Depression begins

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    October 29, 1929

    Henry Ford introduces Model T

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    Clockwise from top left: Presidents Roosevelt, Reagan, Truman, and Eisenhower

    The Presidents

    "The Presidents," part of the American Experience series on PBS, explores the lives and times of the individuals who have held the highest office in the land. One can look at the presidency in the 20th century and through its office see the drama of contemporary America—war, economic hardship, women's rights, race relations, our triumphs and our tragedies—it is all there. EDSITEment also has a companion feature/index that highlights video segments as they pertain to relevant EDSITEment content.