From Norman Rockwell's "Freedom of Speech"

The First Amendment

This page from EDSITEment features resources relating to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and presents information about the history and application of the amendment.

Edward Everett Hale, abolitionist & short story writer, born

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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.

Abraham Lincoln delivers Cooper Union speech

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Abolitionist Frederick Douglass dies

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Slavery by Another Name still

"Slavery by Another Name"

Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute, NEH-funded documentary challenging one of America's most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film is viewable online and the website enriched with an interactive map and timeline with text, videos, photos, a searchable selection of themes, enriched with clips, commentary, and more.

Men dumping alcohol into sewer manhole after a Prohibition-era raid

How Teachers can make the most of Prohibition

The NEH-funded PBS documentary Prohibition, produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, presents a compelling saga of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment and the era that encompassed it.

D.W. Griffith film “Birth of a Nation” premieres

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

PBS: “The Presidents”: EDSITEment’s Related Lesson Plans and Websites

For Presidents' Day, EDSITEment has collected lesson plans and websites covering the history of the presidency and some of its most famous office holders.