African American abolitionist Maria W. Miller Stewart delivers speech at Franklin Hall

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Congress passes Fugitive Slave Law

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Third Lincoln–Douglas debate

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

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Frederick Douglass makes his dramatic escape from slavery in Maryland

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Henry David Thoreau dies

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George Caleb Bingham's painting, "The County Election"

Voting in the Young Republic: George Caleb Bingham's "The County Election"

George Caleb Bingham's painting, "The County Election," highlights the growth of democracy in America as pioneers moved into the interior of the continent.

Painting of Andrew Jackson

"Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency" on PBS

This classroom guide assists teachers who wish to use PBS's documentary film "Andrew Jackson," with accompanying lessons and other resources.

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.