Edward Everett Hale, abolitionist & short story writer, born

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George Caleb Bingham's painting, "The County Election"

Voting in the Young Republic: George Caleb Bingham's "The County Election"

George Caleb Bingham's painting, "The County Election," highlights the growth of democracy in America as pioneers moved into the interior of the continent.

Washington in Emmanuel Leutze's painting, "Washington Crossing the Delaware"

The Constitution of the United States of America

Constitution Day commemorates the signing of our supreme law in 1787. EDSITEment's resources cover the Constitutional Convention, the text of the Constitution, the federalist debates, and much more.

Lyndon Johnson delivers “We Shall Overcome” speech

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March 15, 1965
Lithograph of  Alexis Charles Henry de Tocqueville

Democracy in America: Alexis de Tocqueville's Introduction

A guide to Alexis de Tocqueville's landmark work surveying American republicanism in the 1830s.

Congress makes “Star Spangled Banner” official national anthem

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The novel “Native Son” by Richard Wright published

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

Electing America's President

EDSITEment looks at the history of American presidential elections from George Washington to the present.

Abraham Lincoln delivers Cooper Union speech

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February 27, 1860
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