December 11, 2018

Presidential Spotlight: Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover brief bioSecretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover: American Famine reliefCampaign song of Herbert Hoover 1829 presidential opponentHerbert Hoover 1930 judicial nomination of John ParkerHerbert Hoover inauguration primary source setHerbert Hoover: Executive Order 5398 – Establishing the Veterans’ Administration The American Presidency ProjectHerbert Hoover mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History collectionHerbert Hoover correspondence related to Orville … [Read more...]

Today in History: John Parker & the Minutemen

Today in History–July 13–the Library of Congress features minuteman John Parker, born in Lexington, Massachusetts on this day in 1729. Find out more about the first shots in the U.S. war for independence and those who fought by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources and learning resources.Statue of Captain Parker, on the green at Lexington, Mass.Captain Parker minute men historical newspaper coverageMinutemen primary source … [Read more...]