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Image as History | You Decide | Interactive Map | Interactive Timeline

Image as History

  1. Program 1: Surviving Conquest | (Non-Flash version)
    How has Ácoma pueblo accommodated change while maintaining a deep connection to the past?

  2. Program 3: Colonial Society | (Non-Flash version)
    What does Peale's portrait of the Cadwalader family suggest about eighteenth-century attitudes toward the family?

  3. Program 4: Stamp Act Cartoons | (Non-Flash version)
    How does the artist of a Stamp Act cartoon use symbolism and humor to deride Parliament?

  4. Program 6: Re-Mapping History | (Non-Flash version)
    Whose journey is represented in this map of the Lewis and Clark expedition?

  5. Program 9: Slave Culture | (Non-Flash version)
    What does Eastman Johnson's painting of fugitive slaves tell us about slave culture?

  6. Program 11: Civil War Photography | (Non-Flash version)
    Does this photograph of Gettysburg depict an actual battlefield scene, or did the photographer contrive it?

  7. Program 12: Reconstruction Cartoons | (Non-Flash version)
    What are the references employed by the cartoonist Thomas Nast in his cartoon, This is a White Man's Government?

  8. Program 15: The White City | (Non-Flash version)
    What vision of the future city did the World's Columbian Exposition present?

  9. Program 21: Depression Era Photography | (Non-Flash version)
    Arthur Rothstein's image of a steer skull seems straightforward, but it generated enormous controversy at the time. Can you imagine why?

You Decide

  1. Program 5: Jefferson or Hamilton?
    Who had the more enduring vision for the United States, Thomas Jefferson or Alexander Hamilton?

  2. Program 18: Wilderness Preservation?
    Should Roosevelt and Wilson have been more active in preserving the Hetch Hetchy wilderness from development?

  3. Program 19: Washington or Du Bois?
    Who had the better vision for improving the conditions of African Americans in the early 1900s, Booker T. Washington or W. E. B. Du Bois?

  4. Program 20: The Roaring Twenties?
    How would you describe the 1920s? Did they "Roar" or was it just a big "Yawn?"

  5. Program 22: Japanese American Internment?
    Was the wartime internment of Japanese Americans appropriate?

  6. Program 23: The Atom Bomb?
    Was President Truman correct in his decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

  7. Program 24: The Women's Movement?
    Did the feminist movement improve American women's lives?

Interactive Map

  1. Program 7: The Transportation Revolution | (Non-Flash version)
    What generalizations can you make about the timing and nature of developments in transportation in the early 1800s?

  2. Program 10: Slave and Free Soil | (Non-Flash version)
    How did the legal status of slavery change between the Revolution and the Civil War?

  3. Program 16: Mapping Conquest | (Non-Flash version)
    What can we learn about the processes of conquest from looking at maps of the West?

  4. Program 17: The Elections of 1896 and 1900 | (Non-Flash version)
    What can you discover in the geographical patterns that emerged in the elections of 1896 and 1900?

  5. Program 25: The New West | (Non-Flash version)
    Is the New West still a distinct region, or just another place in a homogeneous American landscape?

Interactive Timeline

  1. Program 2: Colonial Settlement | (Non-Flash version)
    What else was happening during the settlement of the thirteen colonies?

  2. Program 8: The Events of 1831 | (Non-Flash version)
    In what ways were some of the events of the year related?

  3. Program 13: To 1876 | (Non-Flash version)
    Here is an opportunity to review events from 1500-1876 and to see how the histories of Indians, Women, Labor, and African Americans are part of the American story.

  4. Program 14: Inventions, 1868-1898 | (Non-Flash version)
    How did technological innovation affect the United States after the Civil War?

  5. Program 26: 1876-1999 | (Non-Flash version)
    Here is an opportunity to review events from 1876-2000 and to see how the histories of Indians, Women, Labor, and African Americans continue to be part of the American story.


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