Lincoln's first inaugural address

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March on Washington photograph by James Karales

Created Equal

The NEH Created Equal project uses the power of documentary films to encourage public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in America. The four films that are part of this project tell the remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo, from slavery to segregation.

Lincoln's Writings: Multimedia Edition

The Multi-Media Edition the “House Divided Project” at Dickinson College offers 150 of Abraham Lincoln's most teachable documents organized around five major themes and designed provide key alignments with the Common Core State Standards.

Visual Culture of the American Civil War

Produced by the American Social History Project, City University of New York, and funded through NEH's Summer Seminars Program, this resource provides multimedia presentations by historians, art historians, and archivists that are accompanied by archival images; primary documents illuminating aspects of the subject; and a bibliography of books, articles, and online resources.

EDSITEment in the College-Ready History Classroom: Visual Literacy and Cross-Text Analysis

As students analyze historical documents, they will begin to appreciate the differences between North and South and the changes afoot in the United States that contributed to the developing conflict.

Abraham Lincoln nominated by Republican Party for President

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  • Launchpad: “Chamberlain” by Michael Shaara

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    The 15th amendment to the Constitution, giving black men the right to vote, declared in effect

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    Frederick Douglass delivers "Men of Color, To Arms" speech

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    Statue of Freedom set atop the Capitol Dome in Washington DC

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