December 13, 2017

NHD 2016: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Power, Authority, and Governance

Below you will find Library of Congress resources curated by TPS-Barat that relate to National History Day 2016 topic ideas from the Chicago Metro History Education Center. This set specifically focuses on power, authority, & governance but all topic ideas are related to the 2016 NHD theme: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History. More CMHEC topics will be referenced in subsequent posts. Interest in this area involves the way that government functions, how politicians lead, laws made … [Read more...]

Today in History: Stephen A. Douglas

Today in History–April 23–the Library of Congress features Stephen A. Douglas, born on this day in 1813. This politician, known as the "little giant",  served as a U.S. congressman, senator, and presidential candidate. Find out more about the man who went toe to toe with Abraham Lincoln by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access primary sources about Douglas. Stephen Douglas primary source set Stephen Douglas sheet music Stephen Douglas … [Read more...]