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.

Photograph of honey peddler reading newspaper in market, San Antonio, Texas 1944

Chronicling America

This feature shows teachers how to use Chronicling America, an archive of old American newspapers, in social studies and literature lessons.

Historian Henry Adams born

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American painter Grant Wood 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.

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"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.

Men dumping alcohol into sewer manhole after a Prohibition-era raid

How Teachers can make the most of Prohibition

The NEH-funded PBS documentary Prohibition, produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, presents a compelling saga of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment and the era that encompassed it.