American abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison born

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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.

First national Women’s Rights Convention held in Worcester, Massachusetts

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Yosemite National Park established

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Re-enactors, Battle of Tippecanoe. Courtesy of PBS (WNED, Buffalo/Toronto)

"The War of 1812"

Website for the PBS film War of 1812. Website includes short scholarly essays on the American, British, Canadian & Native American perspectives on the war, the role of black sailors and soldiers, diplomatic manouoers, James Madison’s leadership, and the military campaigns. Multiple lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school levels

U.S. Chief Justice John Marshall born

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Picturing America on Screen

Picturing America on Screen is an NEH-funded documentary film project produced by Channel 13, WNET, New York. A group of 25 films created by 9 talented directors presents a sampling of Picturing American art ranging from the mystery and beauty of Anasazi pottery to the sculptural poetry of contemporary artist Martin Puryear.

Sam Houston elected president of Republic of Texas

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U.S. History Resources

The U.S. History Resources assists students and teachers in high school U.S. history courses. For some, the understanding of the "big picture" gets lost in the sheer volume of facts, dates, people, and movements. When this happens, history can become more of a memorization exercise than a thoughtful analysis of how and why things occurred. This site attempts to simplify American history without making it simplistic.

Portrait of M.L. King from the website

Natural Law, Natural Rights, and American Constitutionalism

NEH funded online archive of educational resources on the history of natural law, natural rights and American Constitutionalism designed and written by scholars associated with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.