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U.S. History to 1850

A Growing Nation and the World
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Special feature

Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided
Wage Slavery [Other]

Were Northern factory workers worse off than slaves? Text with video clip available.

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

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

Maps

Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided
On the Eve of War [Flash interactive]

A map of the nation's emerging industrial areas and ongoing agricultural centers highlights regional differences in the American economy. Flash with non-Flash version available.

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

TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
Monroe Doctrine [Text-based]

The American foreign policy statement that provided the basis for Theodore Roosevelt's military intervention in Latin America.

Gallery

Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided
Technology Gallery [Image-based]

Mechanical and other improvements made farming, travel, communication, and manufacturing more efficient.

Timeline

The Great Transatlantic Cable
Timeline [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

Murder at Harvard
Further Reading [Text-based]

The Orphan Trains
Read More Learn More [Text-based]

Teacher's guide

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 Telephone
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

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