In 1776 Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence on this portable desk of his own design.
Examine collections of the Museum's key resources on major themes in American history and social studies teaching. Additional resources can be found in the main search areas of the website.
Since the founding of the American republic when the power of the nation was entrusted not in a monarchy but in it its citizens, each generation has questioned and considered how to form “a more perfect union.”
The American Experiments suite of educational games build off of this question by challenging students to think about their roles and responsibilities within their democracy.
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