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Bill of Rights
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On 12 September 1787, during the final days of the Constitutional Convention, George Mason of Virginia expressed the desire that the Constitution be prefaced by a Bill of Rights. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts proposed a motion to form a committee to incorporate such a declaration of rights; however the motion was defeated. This lesson examines the First Congress's addition of a Bill of Rights as the first ten amendments to the Constitution.

Subject:
Arts Education
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Collections
Date Added:
03/26/2019
Explore the States
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An interactive map of the United States with information, interactive activities, and links about all 50 states. The information provided varies from historical, geographical, biological, and cultural in nature.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
America's Library
Date Added:
03/26/2019
First-Person Narratives of the American South
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"First-Person Narratives of the American South" is a collection of diaries, autobiographies, memoirs, travel accounts, and ex-slave narratives written by Southerners. The majority of materials in this collection are written by those Southerners whose voices were less prominent in their time, including African Americans, women, enlisted men, laborers, and Native Americans.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
American Memory
Date Added:
07/29/2005
Jump Back in Time
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This website takes students through various eras in American History such as Colonial America, the Revolutionary Period, Western Expansion, The Civil War, The Gilded Age, The Great Depression, and Much More.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
America's Library
Date Added:
03/26/2019
Meet Amazing Americans
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Discover the inventors, politicians, performers, activists and other everyday people who made this country what it is today. Includes brief biographies and interactive activities associated with historical figures such as W.E.B. DuBois, Amelia Earhart, Lewis & Clark, Mark Twain, George Washington, and many more.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
America's Library
Date Added:
03/26/2019
Proceedings of the Rhode-Island Anti-Slavery Convention, held in Providence, on the 2d, 3d and 4th of February, 1836
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Pursuant to a call signed by eight hundred and fifty citizens of Rhode Island, a large number of gentlemen, friendly to the immediate abolition of slavery, assembled in the High Street Congregational Meeting House in Providence on Tuesday, February 2, 1836.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
Internet Archive, Library of Congress Collection
Date Added:
03/26/2019
Reclaiming the Everglades
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Reclaiming the Everglades represents all or part of sixteen 'physical' collections housed in the archives and special collections of University of Miami, Florida International University and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida. This online compilation includes a rich diversity of unique or rare materials: personal correspondence, essays, typescripts, reports and memos; photographs, maps and postcards; and publications from individuals and the government.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
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Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
American Memory
Date Added:
03/26/2019