Willa Cather dies

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John Rolfe and Pocahontas marry in the English colony of Jamestown, Virginia

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Frederic-Auguste Bertholdi, Statue of Liberty sculptor, is born

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Apache warrior

American Experience: We Shall Remain

This NEH-funded five-part television series on PBS is a provocative multimedia project which spans four centuries and gives Native American voice to the national experience from the Mayflower to the Wounded Knee occupation of 1973.

King Philip's War begins

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Statue of Liberty arrives in New York City harbor

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Abraham Lincoln delivers "House Divided" speech

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  • Building Suburbia: Highways and Housing in Postwar America

    Created June 10, 2010
    Building Suburbia: Diebenkorn's City Scape

    This lesson highlights the changing relationship between the city center and the suburb in the postwar decades, especially in the 1950s. Students will look at the legislation leading up to and including the Federal Highway Act of 1956. They will also examine documents about the history of Levittown, the most famous and most important of the postwar suburban planned developments.

    Emigration and Immigration to the United States, 1789–1930

    Collection of selected historical materials from Harvard's libraries, archives, and museums that documents voluntary immigration to the U.S.

  • Lesson 4: Abraham Lincoln, the 1860 Election, and the Future of the American Union and Slavery

    Created July 19, 2010
    Abraham Lincoln at the time of his historic debates with Stephen A. Douglas.

    This lesson plan will explore Abraham Lincoln's rise to political prominence during the debate over the future of American slavery. Lincoln's anti-slavery politics will be contrasted with the abolitionism of William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass and the "popular sovereignty" concept of U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas.