Novelist James Fennimore Cooper born

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September 15, 1789
Contested Visions website main page image. Colonial painting

Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World

Contested Visions, funded in part by NEH and co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico, examines the significance of indigenous peoples within the artistic landscape of colonial Latin America. The exhibition offers a comparative view of the two principal viceroyalties of Spanish America—Mexico and Peru—from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries.

New Mexico Centennial Online Atlas of Historic Maps

Atlas of Historic New Mexico

NEH affiliate New Mexico Humanities Council's online Atlas of Historic New Mexico maps contains twenty historic maps of New Mexico, annotated with descriptions by the map makers and others people living, working, and exploring in New Mexico at that time.

Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States

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June 20, 1782
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KnowLA

KnowLA is a comprehensive, dynamic online reference guide to the history and culture of Louisiana. Discover artist and naturalist John James Audubon with The Birds of America image gallery and video.

  • Launchpad: The Albany Congress and Political Identity (North American Colonists)

    Created May 30, 2012

    Launchpad: The Albany Congress and Political Identity (North American Colonists)

    Examine the historic map by Emanuel Bowen of the British American Plantations below. Look at the Northeast and the area marked Iroquois:

    A Map of the British American Plantations, 1754, by Emanuel Bowen

  • Empire and Identity in the American Colonies

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    Empire and Identity: Join or Die

    In this lesson students will examine the various visions of three active agents in the creation and management of Great Britain’s empire in North America – British colonial leaders and administrators, North American British colonists, and Native Americans.

    Catholic mission in American southwest.

    How Teachers Can Make the Most of "When Worlds Collide"

    In this feature, Dan McDowell, AP World History teacher and consultant for the PBS film "When Worlds Collide" surveys the features of the companion website, indicating how the K-16 educational community can make the best use of these resources.

    Lyndon Johnson delivers “We Shall Overcome” speech

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    March 15, 1965