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.

Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi assassinated

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Louis Brandeis nominated to Supreme Court

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Death of first African American Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall

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American statesman Daniel Webster born

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American statesman Alexander Hamilton born in the West Indies

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Richard M. Nixon born

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President Franklin Roosevelt delivers the Four Freedoms speech

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