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The role of religion in the formation and development of the United States is at the heart of this one-year exhibition that explores the themes of religious diversity, freedom, and growth from the colonial era through the 1840s. National treasures from the Museum’s own collection are on view, s
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What happens when a people decide to govern themselves? America’s national treasures come to life in this compelling exhibition that examines the bold experiment to create a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.”
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Fait
In 1776 Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence on this portable desk of his own design. It features a hinged writing board and a locking drawer for papers, pens, and inkwell.
By the summer of 1776 members of the Second Continental Congress prepared to declare thei
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This historical investigation is aligned with the C3 Framework and is from C3teachers.org.
This fifth-grade annotated inquiry asks why countries declare their independence. As an integral ea
Produced by the Library of Virginia, this comprehensive website provides a cornucopia of great resources on Virginia history that are applicable for classes from every state. Attractive and easy to use, this site features blog posts, maps, art works, historical documents, and a range of oth
Reference Materials, Primary Sources
Students can explore each page of the bible, read translations, and view short videos about the bible’s history and conservation. This volume, created by Thomas Jefferson in 1820, is an 84-page assemblage of passages from the first four books of the New Testament, a project undertaken by J
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This segment of Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship teaches about famous citizens of the United States through short videos, mini-activities, and practice questions. The eight questions in this segment cover individuals including Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, T
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Hear staff from the museum's paper conservation lab discuss the preservation and repair behind Thomas Jefferson's personal Bible and other paper objects at the museum in this episode of the History Explorer podcast series.
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This cloth banner celebrates the electoral victory of Thomas Jefferson over John Adams in the presidential election of 1800. The banner is believed to be one of the earliest surviving textiles carrying partisan imagery, created at the dawn of the first American party system in which power passed
In this post, readers are encouraged to think about how differently news travels now than it did when the United States first became a country. Most Americans did not learn of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress until weeks after July 4, 1776. W