Though freedom of the press is one of our most cherished liberties, fully enjoying it has not always been possible. This is especially true during times of stress for the nation and government.
Find primary sources and teaching activities related to women's rights and changing roles in American history on a new DocsTeach topic page.
The notion of freedom of the press was tested just a few years after the Bill of Rights when political parties developed in the mid-1790s.
Primary sources and teaching activities provide students an opportunity to compare and contrast attitudes on immigration during this turbulent period in modern history.
Recent highlights of primary sources newly added to DocsTeach
Students in New Jersey examined letters to Congress, comparing points of view and main arguments. One letter was in favor of women's suffrage. The other was from a women’s group opposed to giving women the right to vote.
A journal article and podcast provide a deeper dive into students rights cases, including Tinker v. Des Moines.
When the United States entered World War I, among the hundreds of thousands of men who registered for the first round of the draft that year were immigrants from all corners of the world.
We're hosting a takeover of our Today’s Document accounts for the whole month of October!
We are happy to announce a new program in our line-up of professional development webinars: "DocsTeach On Demand." Connect your school or district for an on-demand webinar exploring DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives. Prior to the webinar, a National Archives educator will work with you to determine what … Continue reading New DocsTeach Webinars Available upon Request