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Primary Sources Show How the Chinese Exclusion Act was Applied

This summer we digitized several fascinating documents related to the Chinese Exclusion Act. Continue reading

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Responding to Pearl Harbor

Stunned by the tragic events of Pearl Harbor, the American people looked to President Franklin D. Roosevelt to put their emotions into words…and he didn’t let them down. Continue reading

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Upcoming Events for Educators at the National Archives at New York City

The National Archives at New York City’s Learning Center is hosting two educational events next week for New York City area educators. On Thursday, October 15th starting at 4:00 pm, the National Archives is hosting an Educator’s Open House.  Teachers … Continue reading

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An Updated DocsTeach is Coming Your Way

We’ve begun an overhaul of DocsTeach.org, our popular online tool for teaching with documents. Look for our new site in late winter! Continue reading

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A Game Board Patent

Today’s spotlight document comes in the form of a printed patent drawing. This illustration was part of a 1904 application for an improved game board. Continue reading

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Funding for Exploration

The famous Lewis and Clark expedition is a story of American pioneering. Today’s spotlight document focuses on the very start of this expedition, when in 1803 President Jefferson sent a confidential letter to Congress. Continue reading

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You’re Invited to Our Educators’ Open House

Come and bring your colleagues to our second annual open house, an evening filled with resources and ideas for you and your students. Continue reading

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Settling the West

The 1862 Homestead Act provided Americans the opportunity for federal land grants. Today’s spotlight is on the first claim to be filed under the Homestead Act. Continue reading

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The Purchase of Alaska

For today’s spotlight document we take a look at the treasury warrant used for the purchase of the 49th state. Continue reading

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Calling on the Vice President

Just hours before the tragedy at Ford’s Theatre, Booth made a visit to the Washington hotel where Vice President Johnson was staying and left today’s spotlight document: a calling card. Continue reading

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