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Government mural by Elihu Vedder

[Detail] Government mural by Elihu Vedder

Specific artifacts (images, manuscripts, maps, sound files) with analysis tools help students think like historians about a particular historical event or phenomenon.

  • The Foundation of American Government – Hintermeister

    Constitution

    Newspaper articles, notes, and original documents trace the process of drafting and adopting the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Speeches and song lyrics show how later generations used and interpreted the original ideals of the United States.