Calling out the militia after Lexington and Concord, 1775

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Isaac Merrill to John Currier, April 19, 1775 (GLC00303)On the night of April 18, 1775, 700 British soldiers began to march toward Concord, Massachusetts, to seize and destroy arms the Ameri

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William H. Taft recalls dispute with Theodore Roosevelt, 1922

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William Howard Taft to George Lorimer, October 10, 1922. ( GLC08052)

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William Cullen Bryant opposes the protective tariff, 1876

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William C. Bryant to Hamilton A. Hill, February 11, 1876. (GLC02595)During the Civil War, the United States needed to raise funds urgently.

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FDR urges NAACP support before WWII, 1940

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Franklin D. Roosevelt to Arthur B. Spingarn, June 14, 1940 (GLC04477)On June 14, 1940, Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote to Arthur B.

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Poem on a Civil War death: “Only a Private Killed,” 1861

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Hanford L. Gordon, “Only a Private Killed,” November 12, 1861. (GLC06559.038)Approximately 3.5 million men served in the Union and Confederate military during the Civil War. Recent scholarship indicates that at least 750,000 men died.

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Politics and the Texas Revolution, 1836

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Henry W. Smith, “Texas Expects Every Man to Do His Duty,” February [28], 1836 (GTexas’s fight for independence from Mexico was an uphill battle from the very beginning.

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Preventing labor discrimination during World War II, 1942

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This poster, published by the War Manpower Commission in 1942, highlights the need to draw laborers from all segments of the American population. 

“Americans All” poster, War Manpower Commission, Washington DC, 1942. (GLC09530)

“Americans All” poster, War Manpower Commission, Washington DC, 1942. (GLC09530)
“Americans All” poster, War Manpower Commission, Washington DC, 1942. (GLC09530)
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A political cartoon of Grant and Lee, 1864

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“The Old Bull Dog on the Right Track,” Currier and Ives, NY, 1864. (GLC08594)

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Buying Frederick Douglass’s freedom, 1846

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Hugh Auld to Anna Richardson, October 6, 1846 (GLC07484.04)After he had escaped from slavery in 1838, Frederick Douglass became a well-known orator and abolitionist.

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Conscientious objectors: Madison pardons Quakers, 1816

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James Monroe to Thomas Rutter, November 13, 1816, on the Quakers’ petition for a

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