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Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress

Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
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Digital Classroom | Home Welcome to one of the largest online collections of primary sources and historical periodicals about the women's suffrage movement. This learning module investigates how the suffragists embraced the First Amendment as a tool to help achieve their goal. From the early national conferences to the founding of publications dedicated to women's rights, suffragists exercised all five freedoms and pioneered new forms of dramatic protest. As you explore, you'll develop a deeper understanding of the women's suffrage movement that goes beyond the famous names and iconic images to reveal the roots of today's social and political movements. This site includes: There's more to see and do!

Civil War Photos Select Audiovisual Records National Archives and Records AdministrationWashington, DC 20408 Engineers of the 8th N.Y. State Militia, 1861. No. Ill-B-499. Cropped from Select List # 5.View larger image Contents: The War Between the States was the first large and prolonged conflict recorded by photography. The name Mathew B. The pictures listed in this publication are in the Still Picture Branch of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Photographs included in this leaflet have been listed under one of four main headings: activities, places, portraits, and Lincoln's assassination. At the end of this leaflet, there are instructions for ordering photographs. Sandra Nickles and Joe D. Activities Army Life 1. 2. 3. 4. Army Units 5. 6. 7. 8. Cavalry 9. 10. 11. Civilians 12. 13. 14. Communications and Intelligence 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Councils 21. 22. 23. Engineering 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. Foreign Observers 29. 30. 31. Generals in the Field 32. 33. 34. Medical 35. 36. 37. 38.

The American Civil War Exhibit | Home Unbreakable: Remembering the Code Talkers Navajo Code Talkers Henry Bake and George Kirk, 12/1943 (ARC 593415) Keith Hill passed away yesterday at the age of 87. He was president of the Navajo Code Talkers Association and Congressional Silver Medal recipient. At 17, he joined the Navajo Code Talkers, a group of men who used their Native American language to communicate and coordinate the movements of Marines in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Hill started with the U .S. Marine Corps in December of 1943, and he fought at the Marshall Islands, Sai Pan, and Iwo Jima. Encryption could be a complicated and time-consuming task. Philip Johnston, the son of a missionary, had presented the idea of Navajo speakers to the Marines. Why Navajos? But after a demonstration on February 28, 1942, General Vogel wrote to the U.S. The initial recruits came up with the code, creating a vocabulary for military terms. They created a system that signified the 26 letters of the English alphabet. Capt. First 29 Navajo U.S.

About this Collection - Civil War Maps | Collections | Library of Congress Brings together materials from three premier collections: the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Library of Virginia. Among the reconnaissance, sketch, and theater-of-war maps are the detailed battle maps made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss for Generals Lee and Jackson, General Sherman's Southern military campaigns, and maps taken from diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts all available for the first time in one place. Most of the items presented here are documented in Civil War Maps: An Annotated List of Maps and Atlases in the Library of Congress, compiled by Richard W. Stephenson in 1989. New selections from 2,240 maps and 76 atlases held by the Library will be added monthly. Civil War Maps contains items from the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, the Library of Virginia, and the Virginia Historical Society. The maps, charts, and atlases depict battles, troop positions and movements, engagements, and fortifications.

The Civil War Collection at Penn State Penn State Collections Peoples Contest: A Civil War Era Digital Archiving Project - The project website features a growing number of digital collections from the Penn State special collections as well as state wide archives and regional historical societies. The project aims to advance scholarship on the experiences of the northern homefront during the civil war era, beginning in 1851 with Pennsylvanians' resistance to the Fugitive Slave Act and ending in 1874 with the revision of the state constitution. James T. PA Civil War Regimental Histories - The full-text of accounts from the collections of the Pennsylvania State Library. PA Civil War Era Newspapers - This collection contains all words, photographs, and advertisements from selected newspapers published during the pivotal years before, during, and after the U.S. PA History Journals - These journals publish scholarship on state, local, and regional history: Other Open Access Collections Smeed, E.C. The Pennsylvania State Library

John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, and Judicial Review—How the Court Became Supreme Activity 1. What does Article III say? This case is all about the power of the Supreme Court as outlined in the Constitution in relationship to the other two branches. So what does the Constitution say is the job of the Supreme Court? What is the job of the Supreme Court as described in Article III? Activity 2. Students should read this short background piece about Marbury v. What was William Marbury's complaint and how did it arise? Activity 3. What did John Marshall write about the power of the Supreme Court in the actual decision? Part 1: What is the relationship of the Constitution to ordinary laws? Excerpted from Marbury v. The authority, therefore, given to the Supreme Court by the act establishing the judicial courts of the United States to issue writs of mandamus to public officers appears not to be warranted by the Constitution, and it becomes necessary to inquire whether a jurisdiction so conferred can be exercised. Teachers may want to consider these questions, among others:

Civil War Glass Negatives and Related Prints - About this Collection - Prints & Photographs Online Catalog All images are digitized | All jpegs/tiffs display outside Library of Congress | View All This online collection provides access to about 7,000 different views and portraits made during the American Civil War (1861-1865) and its immediate aftermath. The images represent the original glass plate negatives made under the supervision of Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner as well as the photographic prints in the Civil War photographs file in the Prints & Photographs Reading Room. These negatives and prints are sometimes referred to as the Anthony-Taylor-Rand-Ordway-Eaton Collection to indicate the previous owners. Search tip for this collection: Try putting in very few search terms, particularly when searching for people (for example, try just the person's last name). Many additional Civil War images are in other collections, including drawings, prints, and photograph albums to name a few. View a slide show of samples. Other Civil War Holdings in the Prints & Photographs Division Andrew J.

Secession Era Editorials Project: Welcome! You may want to start with our hints and suggestions for using the collection. Users unfamiliar with the partisan newspaper press in the late antebellum period may want to read a short introduction to the partisan press which explains the circumstances under which these documents were first created. More advanced users may wish to look at our brief discussion of concepts of political vocabulary and political rhetoric. Women's History Month: Six Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers March is Women's History Month, and International Women's Day, March 8th, is also a part of the celebration each year. For educators and students, the month provides a wonderful opportunity to explore and dig deeper into women's contributions, struggles, and triumphs throughout history. A great place to start is the National Women's History project, where students can explore this year's theme, "Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government." TeachingHistory.org’s Women’s History Resources: This is a one-stop shop for diving deep into Women’s History Month. Discussing Gender Roles and Stereotypes in Class In The Trouble With Women's History Month from Teaching Tolerance, author Maureen Costello raises a great point about the need to add context. Reading Lists and Additional Collections for Students There are so many great women's history reads and resources online, and it's hard to select just a few for students.

Primary Sources Online - The Civil War: Women and the Homefront Digitized Materials from Duke University Rose O'Neal Greenhow Papers, 1861-1864 Letters from Greenhow, a Confederate spy, to Jefferson Davis, Alexander Boteler, and others, regarding war activities. Also several newspaper articles describing her imprisonment in 1861 and her death in 1864. Sarah E. Hannah Valentine, Lethe Jackson, and Vilet Lester Letters These letters provide a rare firsthand glimpse into the lives of enslaved African American women and the relationships they had with their owners. Alice Williamson Diary, 1864 Transcription and scanned image from diary of a 16 year old rebel girl living in Gallatin, Tennessee during Union occupation of the area. Digitized Materials from Other Institutions Documenting the American South Valley of the Shadow Project The Valley of the Shadow is a digital archive of primary sources that document the lives of people in Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania, during the era of the American Civil War.

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