April 20, 2019

NHD 2015: Leadership & Legacy Topic Ideas – The 1800s

Every year National History Day puts together a list of sample topic ideas. TPS-Barat went through that list and selected a subset of those topic ideas to create curated collections highlighting Library of Congress resources. All topic ideas are related to the 2015 NHD theme: Leadership & Legacy in History but the set below focuses on themes related to the 1800s. Links to more NHD follow this resource list. The Bloodless Revolution of 1800: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and the Legacy of … [Read more...]

Today in History: Siege of Fort Meigs

Today in History–May 9–the Library of Congress features the siege of Fort Meigs by Shawnee military leader Tecumseh and British general Henry A. Proctor on this day in 1813.  But the invaders were unsuccessful as General William Henry Harrison held onto the fort that he had ordered built on the Maumee River above Toledo, Ohio. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access primary sources related to Fort Meigs, William H. Harrison, and Tecumseh by … [Read more...]