November 18, 2022

Today in History: Pennsylvania

Last Updated on December 16, 2020

Today in History–December 12–the Library of Congress features Pennsylvania, which became the second state to ratify the U.S Constitution on this day in 1787, though it was not a unanimous decision. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to learn more about the culture and history of Pennsylvania through the lens of primary sources.

Pennsylvania stories from America’s Library

Pennsylvania primary source set with teacher’s guide

Pennsylvania resource guide

Pennsylvania maps

Pennsylvania images

Pennsylvania films

Pennsylvania books & articles

Pennsylvania correspondence, reports & other texts

Pennsylvania historical newspapers

Pennsylvania oral histories & songs

Pennsylvania sheet music

Pennsylvania legislation

Pennsylvania Guide to Law Online

More U.S. state primary source collections


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