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Special feature

Truman
Early Career [Text-based]

Read about Harry Truman's education, courtship of Bess Wallace, and early political involvement.

War Letters
Share Your Stories [Opinion (poll, submission, forum)]

Did you or someone in your family receive or send mail during wartime? Have you saved war letters from any of America's wars? Send in your stories.

War Letters
Special Delivery [Non-Flash interactive]

Play a military postal history game and get the mail from the front lines to the home front.

War Letters
Save Your Letters [Video]

Learn how to preserve important documents for future generations. Conservation specialist Linda Edquist demonstrates some easy methods. Twelve clips.

War Letters
The Legacy Project [Video]

Find out about the Legacy Project, Andrew Carroll's all-volunteer organization that works to honor the men and women who served America in wartime.

Maps

MacArthur
Where in the World is Douglas MacArthur? [Flash interactive]

Track MacArthur's career as he moved around the globe, accessing the information chronologically or by location. Flash interactive with non-Flash version available.

MacArthur
WWI: The Cote de Chatillon [Image-based]

View maps detailing MacArthur's battle at the Cote de Chatillon.

Primary source

Woodrow Wilson
Declaration of Neutrality, August 1914 [Image-based]

While Europe plunged into war, Wilson steers America clear of hostilities. Delivered August 19, 1914.

Woodrow Wilson
Peace Without Victory [Text-based]

Two and a half years into the war, Wilson attempts to negotiate a peaceful end to the fighting. Delivered January 22, 1917.

Woodrow Wilson
Wilson's Second Inaugural Address, March 1917 [Text-based]

Wilson won as the candidate who "Kept Us Out of the War," but as he begins his second term, events continue to draw the U. S. closer to war. Delivered March 5, 1917.

Woodrow Wilson
Declaration of War [Text-based]

Germany's policy of unrestricted submarine warfare forces Wilson to ask Congress to enter the war. Delivered April 2, 1917.

Woodrow Wilson
The Sedition Act [Text-based]

Read the act of Congress that criminalized criticism of the government. Passed May 16, 1918.

Woodrow Wilson
The Covenant of the League of Nations [Text-based]

Read the 26 Articles of the Treaty of Versailles which outlined Wilson's peace-keeping institution. Signed June 28, 1919.

Gallery

The Great Transatlantic Cable
Telegraph Snapshots [Image-based]

Browse a gallery of snapshots showing how the telegraph affected Americans over the years.

Timeline

Truman
Harry Truman's Life [Text-based]

War Letters
Chronology of U.S. Military Actions and Wars, 1775 - 1995 [Text-based]

Read a timeline with maps of military actions and wars the U.S. has been in here and overseas.

Bibliography

Truman
Further Reading [Text-based]

War Letters
Further Reading [Text-based]

Teacher's guide

Emma Goldman
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Learn about free speech, individual activism, anarchy, socialism, self publishing, terrorism, workers' rights, women's rights, the Progressive Era, World War I, the Sedition Act, the Espionage Act, the Red Scare, immigration and deportation, the rise of Communism, and more.

The Great Transatlantic Cable
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Understand communications history, U.S.-British relations, entrepreneurs and enterprise, marine science, and the growth of the global economy.

Truman
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Investigate containment, the atomic bomb decision, women in the workforce, and early civil rights legislation.

War Letters
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Discuss censorship, wartime service and sacrifice, and the experiences of individuals affected by war.