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Lunch in insurrecto camp near Juarez--Mexican War
The Mexican Revolution of 1910 was the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century. See the faces of the...
United States Supreme Court building

Explore the history of the Supreme Court, get a behind-the-scenes view of its workings from interviews with Justices, test...

Lincoln and his family, painted by S.B. Waugh; engraved by William Sartain.

Even the Lincoln household was not immune to the fissions that split the country during the Civil War.

Time Warp Trio, Napoleon

Developed for the Discovery Kids Channel, this NEH-supported site lets kids explore eras of history through online...

The Valley of the Shadow Project

See the Civil War from the perspective of two American communities-- one Northern and one Southern-- through the letters,...

Walt Whitman, illustration from Leaves of Grass

Browse the vast collection of poetry and letters written by America’s most influential poet, complemented by...

The War

Read, watch, and hear testimony from those who witnessed World War II from the battlefield and the homefront, and explore...

1910 painting by Edward Percy Moran of Battle of New Orleans

For two and a half years, Americans fought against the British, Canadian colonists, and native nations in a war that...

George Washington, in the French and Indian War, by Charles Willson Peale, 1772

An interactive timeline, maps, and biographical essays bring to life the French and Indian War, which began in the...

Poster, Col. Wm. F. Cody, Buffalo Bill

See the expansion and growth of the American West through the eyes of famous showman Buffalo Bill with this online archive...

Dante Alighieri's portrait by Sandro Botticelli, 1495

Let this compendium of translations, music, and art inspired by Dante’s epic poem be your guide through the Divine...

The Writing Code
From Egyptian hieroglyphs to modern mass media– Consider the wonder of our greatest invention: writing.