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Identify the Tribe

Read the names of three Indian tribes and pick out the tribe that was not considered part of the same area as the others. You have 15 seconds to answer each question.

Image as History: Civil War Photography

After many of the Civil War battles, photographers took pictures of the mangled bodies waiting to be buried. Does this photograph depict an actual battlefield scene, or did the photographer contrive it?

Image as History: Colonial Society

What does this portrait suggest about eighteenth-century attitudes toward the family? See how portraits of the rich and powerful can provide a picture of life in the American colonies.

Image as History: Re-Mapping History

Maps of the routes of the Lewis and Clark expedition have tended to represent the West as empty country for the taking. On this map, made for a biography of Sacagawea, whose journey is represented?

Image as History: Reconstruction Cartoons

See how African Americans faced numerous assaults upon their newly won political rights after the Civil War. What are the references employed by the cartoonist Thomas Nast in his cartoon, <em>This is a White Man's Government?</em>

Image as History: Slave Culture

Slaves found a variety of ways to resist their oppression, including running away. What does Eastman Johnson's painting tell us about slave culture?

Image as History: Stamp Act Cartoons

In this cartoon, how does the artist use symbolism and humor to deride Parliament? See how anti-British political cartoons helped shape colonial attitudes towards British actions, like the Stamp Act of 1765.

Image as History: Surviving Conquest

How has &#193;coma accommodated change while maintaining a deep connection to the past? See how this ancient American pueblo has survived and adapted in the face of centuries of conquest.

Image as History: The White City

The World's Columbian Exposition made a statement about the future of city life &mdash; a chance for something better than the squalid, polluted, and overcrowded industrial cities of the 19th century. What vision of the future city did the fair present?

Inscribed Angles

Study inscribed angles in semicircles and quarter-circles. What conjectures can you make about the measure of an inscribed angle in semi- or quarter-circles?

Interactive Map: Mapping Conquest

The United States used a variety of devices to conquer the West. What can we learn about the processes of conquest from looking at maps?

Interactive Map: Slave and Free Soil

How did the legal status of slavery change in the United States between the Revolution and the Civil War? See how over time, slavery spread in some areas while disappearing or constricting in others.

Interactive Map: The Elections of 1896 and 1900

In 1896, the big issue was the monetary standard, while by 1900 imperialism had taken over as the key national issue. What can you discover in the geographical patterns that emerged in the elections of 1896 and 1900?

Interactive Map: The New West

The Old Rocky Mountain West had been a wild, untamed place. But with the late 20th century technology, population growth,it seemed that a smaller, more accessible "New West" had arisen. Is the New West still a distinct region or just another place in a homogenous American landscape?

Interactive Map: The Transportation Revolution

What generalizations can you make about the timing and nature of developments in transportation? See the rapid expansion of roads, canals and railroads from 1830-1860.

Interactive Timeline: 1876-1999

Revisit the events of 1876 to 1999. See how the history of Native Americans, women, African Americans and labor continues to be part of the American story.

Interactive Timeline: Colonial Settlement

What else was happening during the settlement of the thirteen colonies? See how other European nations, along with the British, colonized America and how events in Europe impacted colonization.

Interactive Timeline: Inventions, 1868-1898

Inventions in the late nineteenth century marked the beginning of rapid changes communications, transportation, and in the way Americans lived and worked. How did technological innovation affect the United States after the Civil War?

Interactive Timeline: The Events of 1831

In what ways were some of the events of the year related? Nat Turner’s rebellion, evangelical revivalism, cabinet resignations and the invention of the first steam engine make 1831 an especially momentous year.

Interactive Timeline: to 1876

Revisit the events up to 1876. See how the histories of Native Americans, women, African Americans and labor have always been an integral part of the American story.

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