June 17, 2019

Featured Source: Massachusetts Did It

What is the definition of radicalism? Do you agree with the cartoonist's choice to represent radicalism with a snake? Why or why not? Read the notes for this political cartoon. Do you think the elephant was a good choice to represent the G.O.P, or Republican party? Why or why not? Use the Primary Source Nexus search box to look for more information about Calvin Coolidge. What else did you learn about his political career? What other observations, reflections or questions does this … [Read more...]

Today in History: Arlington National Cemetery

Today in History–May 13–the Library of Congress features Arlington National Cemetery. On this day in 1864  a Confederate prisoner of war was buried on the grounds of Arlington House in Virginia, on the Potomac River opposite Washington, D.C. Today, the cemetery is the final resting place for soldiers from every war in which the United States has participated, including the American Revolution and each year Memorial Day is honored by placing a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns. In addition to … [Read more...]

Today in History: Charles Lindbergh

Today in History–June 11–the Library of Congress features pilot Charles Lindbergh, who received the first Distinguished Flying Cross on this day in 1927. Lindbergh made aeronautical history just a few weeks prior to the honor by flying solo and nonstop flight across the Atlantic. Find out more about this adventurous aviator by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access Lindbergh related primary sources. Lindbergh Received the Distinguished Flying Cross from … [Read more...]

Today in History: Good Housekeeping Debuts

Today in History–May 2–the Library of Congress features the debut of Good Housekeeping on this date in 1885. This popular women's magazine offered information about running a home and also provided opportunities for reader input (hey, it's social media 19th-century style). Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to delve into some fascinating primary sources. Good Housekeeping Magazine Debuts from America's Library Good Housekeeping image set Good … [Read more...]

Today in History: Calvin Coolidge

Today in History–August 3–the Library of Congress features Calvin Coolidge, sworn into office as President of the United States on this day in 1923 after the unexpected death of Warren Harding. During his six years as prosperity, Coolidge focused on business and the consumer economy grew rapidly. To learn more about Calvin Coolidge and the Coolidge era, visit the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more resources and primary sources. Calvin Coolidge Becomes … [Read more...]