Primary Source Learning: Being American Primary Source Sets

Americans All

This curated collection of primary sources was created to help students think critically about what it means to be an American by exploring and analyzing different perspectives and voices, particularly marginalized ones, over time. Thanks to the inspiration of Jen Reidel, 2019-2020 Library of Congress Civics Teacher in Residence, who suggested this theme.

Executive proclamations


Newspaper articles

Newspaper advertisements

  • Buy Bonds The Future Outlook, (Greensboro, N.C.), 15 May 1943
  • Royal Crown Cola The Future Outlook, (Greensboro, N.C.), 15 May 1943
  • Wimbish Insurance Agency The Future Outlook, (Greensboro, N.C.), 15 May 1943
  • War Bonds The Chronicle-Star combined with the Moss Point Advertiser, (Pascagoula, Miss.), 09 June 1944



Sheet music and song lyrics


Political cartoons

Audio recordings

Oral history


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