September 2, 2014

Today in History: U.S. Enters World War I

The daily Missourian., April 06, 1917, Image 1

Today in History–April 6–the Library of Congress features the United States entrance into World War I on this day in 1917 by declaring war on Germany. Learn more about the difficult decision to enter the war and how it transformed the nation by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access 1917 newspaper articles plus thousands more World War I primary source collections & teaching resources. 1917 historical newspaper coverage: U.S. war More historical … [Read more...]

Finding Tips for Chronicling America Historic Newspaper Collection

The Democratic banner. (Mt. Vernon, Ohio) 1898-192?, October 03, 1911, Image 1

The Teaching with Library of Congress blog provides some great tips for finding articles in the Chronicling America Historic Newspaper Collections and provides some teaching ideas as well. Be sure to check out, too, the following learning activity: Comparing Reports: Battle of Little Bighorn. Below is a list of topic guides by subject, each of which includes a list of important dates, search strategies, and sample articles. You can also scroll through these topics by date range or by … [Read more...]