August 23, 2014

State Spotlight: Iowa

Galbraith's railway mail service maps, Iowa

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State Spotlight: Georgia, USA

At a Georgia campmeeting

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State Spotlight: South Carolina

Chicora the original name of Carolina

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Primary Source Spotlight: Great Seal of the United States

E pluribus unum

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State Spotlight: New Hampshire

The State of New Hampshire. Compiled chiefly from actual surveys.

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Today in History: Tennessee Secedes

Lookout Mountain, Tennessee: and the Chattanooga Rail Road

Today in History–June 8–the Library of Congress features Tennessee, which voted in favor of secession by two-to-one on this date in 1861. Tennessee resident and future president Andrew Johnson broke with his party over this issue. Find out more about about this era by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access thousands of Tennessee state primary sources from the Library. Tennessee stories from America's Library Tennessee primary source set Tennessee … [Read more...]

Today in History: Grover Cleveland

The White House Wedding

Today in History–June 2–the Library of Congress features President Grover Cleveland, who married Frances Folsom in a White House ceremony on this date in 1886. A lawyer, Cleveland began his political career as mayor of Buffalo, New York, becoming governor of the state the following year and President of the United States just a few years later. Cleveland won the popular vote in 1888 but failed to win a majority of the electoral college, thus losing the office to Benjamin Harrison. Four years … [Read more...]

Today in History: Montana

See America Welcome to Montana

Today in History–May 26–the Library of Congress features Montana, which first became a territory on this date in 1864 approximately four years after gold was discovered. Twenty-five years later, in 1889, Montana became the forty-first state. Numerous Native American tribes called Montana home and many still do. Learn more about big sky country by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more primary source treasures related to this mountainous … [Read more...]

State Spotlight: California

I'm going back to California

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Presidential Spotlight: Warren G. Harding

President Warren G. Harding and his cabinet posed on the White House Lawn, with photographers

Ask students to deduce which man in the picture above is President Warren G. Harding, using specific details from the image to support their answer. Warren G. Harding 1921 presidential inauguration primary source set Warren G. Harding images from American Memory More Warren G. Harding images Featured Source: Biggest Business in the World President Harding and Calvin Coolidge film President Warren Harding’s Love Letters webcast President Harding’s Letters Open to the … [Read more...]