American author Upton Sinclair born

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Theodore Roosevelt becomes President on death of McKinley

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Thomas Nast, “Father of the American cartoon,” born

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Labor Day 2012

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Rupert Brooke, English WWI poet, born

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Tenement Museum

The Tenement Museum preserves and interprets the history of immigration through the personal experiences of the generations of newcomers who settled in and built lives on Manhattan's Lower East Side, America's iconic immigrant neighborhood.

Teddy Roosevelt gives famous speech on “muckraking”

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Susan B. Anthony asks, “Is it a Crime for a U.S. Citizen to Vote”?

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American Experience: "Triangle Fire"

PBS's American Experience series highlights the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history. A dropped match on the 8th floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory sparked a fire that killed over a hundred innocent people trapped inside and spurred calls for workplace reform.

Clockwise from top left: Presidents Roosevelt, Reagan, Truman, and Eisenhower

Electing America's President

EDSITEment looks at the history of American presidential elections from George Washington to the present.