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NHD 2017: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Politics, Law, Economy, Arts, Culture

Last Updated on October 16, 2021

NHD 2017: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Politics, Law, Economy, Arts, Culture

These curated resource lists coincide with the order of the topic ideas listed in the Chicago Metro History Fair (formerly CMHEC) NHD 2017 theme-related topic ideas. The links lead to resources from the Primary Source Nexus and the Library of Congress ( unless otherwise noted. Note: U.S. historic newspaper coverage is from 1789-1922 unless otherwise noted.

Albert Parsons Inside/Outside Politics

Uncovering the Murder of Fred Hampton

Democratic National Convention (DNC) of 1968

Citizen Muhammad Ali primary source set

Abner Mikva House legislation sponsored or cosponsored by Abner J. Mikva

Clarence Darrow background & primary sources

Paul Robeson in Chicago primary sources

Robert McCormick’s Fight for a Free Press

Miranda rights

Hull House Riot

The Economy for Whom: Gold vs Silver: the Bimetallism

Henry Demarest Lloyd: Gadfly

AMA’s Fight to defeat national health care

New Deal for Workers: Public Employment to Build the Economy

Ending Black Codes, Recognizing African-American Citizenship

Cairo’s Civil Rights Era

Margaret Burroughs

For Public Support of the Arts—WPA

More NHD 2017 CMHEC topic ideas (Illinois / Chicago focus)

NHD 2017 topic ideas (U.S., European, & World History)

NHD 2017: Selecting a Topic for a History Project

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