The Stamp Act of 1765 was a tax on all printed materials in Great Britain and the original 13 colonies. However, the colonists hated this tax so much that it was repealed just one year later. To find out why, watch this great video.
What was California like before the Gold Rush and what was it like afterwards? This neat video gives a good overview of the Gold Rush of 1849, with especially interesting tid-bits about the travel options available at that time.
Yad Vashem: Remembering the Past, Shaping the Future Containing the world’s largest repository of information on the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is a leader in Holocaust education, commemoration, research and documentation.
Carter G. Woodson believed that all peoples and cultures around the world have made valuable contributions to civilization. It became his goal to educate Americans, both black and white, about the history of African Americans in order to break the chains of slavery.