This panel from the AIDS Memorial Quilt honors activist Roger Lyon, who died of AIDS in 1984.
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.
Check out the National Museum of American History's exhibits American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith and Many Voices, One Nation for more content and resources about the nation we build together.
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