1st Boston Marathon run

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President Wilson asks for Declaration of War against Germany

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President Wilson learns of Zimmermann Telegram hastening U.S. entrance into World War I

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William Frederick Cody, “Buffalo Bill,” born

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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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The American Temperance Society, the first national organization to advocate prohibition, founded

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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) founded

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What is Chronicling America?

Rights & Responsibilities in History: How to Use Chronicling America National History Day Projects 2013/2014

Chronicling America: A Unique Collection of Primary Sources

You may already know that Chronicling America provides free access to over 6.5 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?

Historian Carter G. Woodson establishes “Negro History Week”

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