• Launchpad: “Chamberlain” by Michael Shaara

    Created April 2, 2013

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

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    March 30, 1870

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

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    March 21, 1863

    Statue of Freedom set atop the Capitol Dome in Washington DC

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    December 2, 1863

    Confederacy approves use of black soldiers

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    March 13, 1865
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    Daniel Webster delivers speech in support of Union and Constitution

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    March 7, 1850

    What is Chronicling America?

    EDSITEment Resources for National History Day 2013/14: Rights and Responsibilities in History

    The Theme for National History Day 2013–2014 is “Rights and Responsibilities in History”:  a fascinating subject with lots of potential for a really unique and winning project—if you have the resources to carry it out.

    EDSITEment staff has been putting together the best humanities resources for over sixteen years with substantial, timely lessons built around primary sources, websites created and vetted by experts in the field, award-winning films, and databases like Chronicling America.

    Karl Marx publishes the Communist Manifesto

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    February 21, 1848

    Women’s rights advocate Susan B. Anthony born

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    What is Chronicling America?

    Leadership and Legacy in History: How to Use Chronicling America for National History Day Project 2015

    Chronicling America: A Unique Collection of Primary Sources

    You may already know about Chronicling America, the long standing partnership between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, which provides free access to almost 8 million digitalized pages of America’s Historic Newspapers from 1836–1922. But did you know what unique types of primary source information this collection contains?