May 26, 2019

State Spotlight: Massachusetts

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State Spotlight: New York

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Today in History: New Jersey

Today in History–December 18–the Library of Congress features the state of New Jersey, which ratified the U.S. Constitution on this day in 1787; it was the third state to join the Union. Nicknamed the "Garden State" in the 19th century for its rolling farmlands, today New Jersey is known for its shoreline tourism and is also one of the most developed and industrialized states in America. Find out more about this revolutionary politico by visiting the Today in History section, then click the … [Read more...]

State Spotlight: Nebraska

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State Spotlight: Montana

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State Spotlight: Virginia

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State Spotlight: Utah

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State Spotlight: Kentucky

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Today in History: Maryland

Today in History–March 25–the Library of Congress features Maryland. On this date the state celebrates the 1634 arrival of the first colonists to the land chartered to Cecil Calvert, the second Lord Baltimore. One of the original 13 colonies, today Maryland is known as the "free" state. Learn more about this state on the Eastern seaboard by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to thousands of primary sources related to Maryland. Maryland stories from America’s … [Read more...]

Today in History: Idaho

Today in History–March 4–the Library of Congress features Idaho. On this date in 1863 President Lincoln signed an act creating Idaho Territory. The area burgeoned and was admitted to the Union as a state in 1890. Learn more about this gem of a state by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to thousands of primary sources related to Idaho. Idaho stories from America’s Library Idaho primary source set Idaho maps Idaho books & other texts Idaho … [Read more...]