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.

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.

 

Afropop Worldwide

Afropop Worldwide — PRI

This PRI series explores the vast variety of music that has African roots or influences, including Francophone nations as well as many Caribbean and Latin American countries. The series includes webcasts.

Panama Canal opens

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Mexican poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz born

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Historic St. Augustine

Part of the University of Florida Digital collections, the NEH-funded Historic St. Augustine Collection contains primary sources including historic interpretation notes, architectural sketches, drawings, archaeological field reports, maps and photographs related to properties in the historic district.

1968 Exhibit

The Minnesota Historical Society, in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, the Chicago History Museum and the Oakland Museum of California, curated a major exhibit documenting this pivotal year. The year saw the peak of the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy, riots at the Democratic National Convention, assertions of Black Power at the Olympic Games and feminist demonstrations at the Miss America pageant.