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Over the next two years, Seeing America will grow to include 100 videos, 18 essays, quizzes, discussion questions and lesson plans.
Historians celebrated these compromises as valiant efforts to save the union, but recently historians have questioned whether they should instead be seen as appeasements of slaveholders.
There is no memorial to the Mexican-American War in Washington, D.C.—a war in which more than 15,000 American soldiers lost their lives.
Perry's painting of the Battle of Lake Erie celebrates the U.S. victory in the War of 1812, but it doesn't depict the aftermath's devastating effects on Native Americans.
Top American bucket list destination in 1821
The battle that turned the tide during the War of 1812
Americans looked to define the nation’s identity, independence, and their ideals in the nineteenth century.
Cole, the great American landscape painter, looks across the vast history of Western architecture
In his Peaceable Kingdom series of over 60 images, Hicks depicts a visionary scene of peace on earth that extends back to include William Penn and the founding of Pennsylvania.
How a portrait of an African Muslim came to hang side-by-side with the founding fathers in one of America's earliest museums.
Not content to merely paint the land, Cole elevated the landscape to approach the status of historical painting.
The creation of a beloved landmark destroyed a thriving community of African Americans and Irish immigrants.
Though at first glance this nude seems plucked from classical antiquity, it actually alludes to modern politics.