Martin Luther King portrait, from the website home page slide show

Natural Law, Natural Rights, and American Constitutionalism

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

 

Prince Among Slaves: The Cultural Legacy of Enslaved Africans

Website for the award-winning NEH-supported documentary film, Prince Among Slaves: The Cultural Legacy of Enslaved Africans. With the goal of deepening public understanding about the impact and legacy of American cultural and religious history in the antebellum era, and its influences on our pluralistic society today, the website features rich content expanding on three theme areas: identity, Muslims in early America, and the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Lessons included.

Author of “Roots” and co-author of “Autobiography of Malcom X,” Alex Haley, born

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Henry David Thoreau publishes “Walden”

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French writer and political thinker Alexis de Tocqueville born

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American painter James McNeill Whistler born

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Digital History Reader logo. 1960s

Digital History Reader

An online learning experience designed to help students develop the analytical skills employed by historians. It presents key events in U.S. and European history in the format of self-contained modules. Students learn by exploring data, evaluating conflicting accounts or interpretations, and developing conclusions based on the evidence.

Congress enacts Northwest Ordinance, excluding slavery from vast territories in midwest

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Guampedia

A free, authoritative source information about the history, politics, geography, and culture of Guam; updated regularly to ensure that the content is accurate and accessible. The editors are continually adding new entries, photographs, and maps, so check back frequently to see what's new.

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Encyclopedia Virginia: Battle of Manassas or Bull Run

The First Battle of Manassas, or Bull Run, fought on July 21, 1861, was the first major battle of the American Civil War (1861–1865). Find out more about this event in the first and ultimate online reference work about Virginia.