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Chicago: City of the Century
Decades of Immigrants [Non-Flash interactive]

Find out the who, the when, and the why of Chicago immigrant groups.

Fidel Castro
Interview Excerpts [Text-based]

Explore scholars' extended comments about Castro and Cuba.

Fidel Castro
Extractos de entrevistas [Text-based]

Explore scholars' extended comments about Castro and Cuba. (in spanish)

Lindbergh
Fallen Hero [Text-based]

Controversial views dissolve Lindbergh's hero status.

The Kennedys
Kennedy Family Tree [Flash interactive]

Joe and Rose Kennedy created an American political dynasty. Track who's who in this interactive tree. Flash with non-Flash text version available.

The Massie Affair
Online Poll [Opinion (poll, submission, forum)]

Should the killers have had their sentences commuted?

The Massie Affair
The Case File [Text-based]

Sift through the evidence and read eyewitness accounts.

The Massie Affair
Hawaiians Remember [Video]

Three present-day Hawaiians talk about the case's impact and meaning. Ten clips.

The Massie Affair
Share Your Views [Opinion (poll, submission, forum)]

What do you think about the Massie story, the history of Hawai'i and the U.S., or race relations today?

The Telephone
Forgotten Inventors [Text-based]

Explore some forgotten inventors.

Maps

Alone on the Ice
Byrd's Advance Base Camp [Image-based]

Fidel Castro
Destination: Cuba [Non-Flash interactive]

How much do you know about the Caribbean's largest island?

Fidel Castro
Destino: Cuba [Non-Flash interactive]

How much do you know about the Caribbean's largest island? (in spanish)

Primary source

FDR
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Third Inaugural Address [Text-based]

Looking toward the rise of fascism worldwide, the president cites Washington's "sacred fire of liberty" and urges Americans to protect democracy.

FDR
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fourth Inaugural Address [Text-based]

In the midst of war, Roosevelt calls on the nation to seek a lasting peace.

FDR
The Neutrality Act of 1937 [Text-based]

The law defining rules for exports, financial transactions, and other interactions under the banner of wartime neutrality.

FDR
Letter from Joseph C. Grew, Ambassador to Japan, to Secretary of State Cordell Hull [Text-based]

A letter to Roosevelt's secretary of state describes the Japanese military.

FDR
The Atlantic Charter [Text-based]

FDR and Churchill spell out the Anglo-American pact of 1941.

FDR
Letter from Hugh R. Wilson, Ambassador to Germany, to the President [Text-based]

Read a letter to FDR describing a meeting with Adolf Hitler.

Lindbergh
Address to the America First Committee [Text-based]

In this address, delivered at an America First Committee meeting in New York City on April 23, 1941, Lindbergh gives reasons why the U.S. should not enter the war in Europe.

Lindbergh
Des Moines Speech [Text-based]

Delivered in Des Moines, Iowa, on September 11, 1941, this speech was met with outrage in many quarters.

MacArthur
MacArthur's Speeches: "The Noblest Development of Mankind" [Text-based]

The Fight
Nazis in the News [Text-based]

Track the rise of the Nazis in U.S. news reports about five major events.

The Kennedys
Is Democracy Finished? [Text-based]

As Hitler rolls across Europe, Joe Kennedy argues for America to stay out of the fight.

The Massie Affair
In the News [Text-based]

In 1931, the newspapers were hardly unbiased.

The Rockefellers
Destruction in Rockefeller Center [Text-based]

The Communist painter Diego Rivera goes head-to-head with the capitalist managers of Rockefeller Center.

Truman
United Nations Charter, 1945 [Text-based]

Gallery

The Telephone
Telephones Through the Years [Image-based]

A visual history of the telephone.

Timeline

Alone on the Ice
Exploration Timeline [Text-based]

Explore a 20th century exploration timeline.

FDR
World Timeline (1933-1945) [Text-based]

The Kennedys
Kennedy Family Chronology [Text-based]

The Massie Affair
Hawai'ian History and the Massie Case [Text-based]

The Telephone
Technology Timeline [Flash interactive]

From Benjamin Franklin's lightning rod to the Hubble Space Telescope, explore some of America's technological innovations and inventions. Flash with non-Flash version available.

Bibliography

LBJ
Further Reading [Text-based]

Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind
Further Reading [Text-based]

The Kennedys
Further Reading [Text-based]

The Massie Affair
Further Reading [Text-based]

Teacher's guide

Alone on the Ice
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Learn about the Antarctic explorations, life in Antarctica, and the 1959 Antarctic Treaty.

Fidel Castro
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Use Fidel Castro to explore U.S. involvement in the Caribbean and Latin America, the Cold War, Communism, presidential politics, international diplomacy, nuclear war and the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Bay of Pigs, Cuban exiles and the Cuban American community, refugee policy, trade embargoes, and the nature of leadership. Web site available in both Spanish and English.

Lindbergh
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Discuss heroism, the media, and review the evidence against Bruno Hauptmann in the Lindbergh baby kidnapping case.

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.

The Kennedys
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Trace the rise of an Irish American family through the military, economic, and social events of the twentieth century. Explore the presidency; the relationship between religion and politics; the role of money in the political process; questions of democracy, aristocracy, and meritocracy; celebrity in America; and public service.

The Telephone
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Study the telephone, and discuss monopolies, patents, and women in the workforce.