December 14, 2017

Today in History: Indian Citizenship Act

Today in History–June 2–the Library of Congress features the Indian Citizenship Act, enacted on this date in 1924. The act finally granted official U.S. citizenship to to all Native Americans born in the U.S. But because voting rights were governed by state law, some Native American citizens were barred from voting in political elections until 1957. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more stories and primary sources related to Indian, or … [Read more...]

Today in History: Acadia National Park

Today in History–February 26–the Library of Congress features Acadia National Park in Maine. On this day in 1919, Congress approved an Act to Establish the Lafayette National Park at Mt. Desert Island. Ten years later this coastal Maine park expanded and was renamed Acadia National Park. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section then discovering the primary source linked to below. Acadia National Park image set Acadia National Park : carriage road user's map 2000 More Acadia … [Read more...]

Today in History: Maine

Today in History–March 15–the Library of Congress features Maine, which became the twenty-third state in the Union on this day in 1820. Learn more about the pine tree state well known and loved for its dense woodlands and beautiful, often rugged coastline by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more primary source treasures about this most northeastern state. Maine stories from America's Library Maine primary source … [Read more...]