Historian Henry Adams born

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The Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

This feature gives students a history of the Statue of Liberty and the waves of immigration to the U.S. around 1900.

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.

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.

African American Union soldier, Civil War

EDSITEment's Guide to Black History Month Teaching Resources

In this special revised and updated feature for Black History Month, teachers, parents, and students will find a collection of NEH-supported websites and EDSITEment-developed lessons that tell the four-hundred-year old story of African Americans from slavery through freedom and citizenship to the presidency.

Alaska becomes 49th State

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American writer Stephen Crane survives the sinking of The Commodore off the coast of Florida

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Death of Chief Sitting Bull

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Gudea of Lagash, ca. 2012 BCE

World History for Us All

World History for Us All is a powerful, innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools.