NHD Topic Browser: U.S. & World History

Updated: October 14, 2016

NHD: Taking a Stand in History
#See: Meet Amazing Americans for cool U.S. NHD topics

Ms. Krawetz's Top Picks 

  1. Myrtle Cain: In 1922, Cain was one of four women to win seats in the Minnesota state legislature
  2. Marian Anderson & Eleanbor Roosevelt and the DAR
  3. Senneca Falls Women's Rights Convention
  4. Willmar 8 Bank Strike
  5. Title IX: Overview  and Title IX history
  6. Alexander Hamilton  and Alexander Hamilton's Legacy, Politico
  7. Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall
  8. Reserve Mining v. Minnesota
  9. Jane Grey Swisshelm
  10. Susan B.Anthony's Arrest & Trial     Video of Susan. B. Anthony's Trial video  
  11. Rachel Carson's Silent Spring
  12. Tinker v. Des Moines
  13. Shimon Peres: Israel's Warrior for Peace
  14. General Vang Pao  and NYT Article  and Hmong Timeline

Mr. Kaari's Top Picks

  1. Hubert H. Humphrey
  2. BWCA Wilderness Act, 1964 
  3. Near v. Minnesota
  4. US. v. Reserve Mining Company
  5. Jonas Salk
  6. James Madison and Video
  7. Margaret Mead: Exploring Human Development
  8. Andrew Carnegie's Steel Empire
  9. National Park HIstory and  PBS National Park System  and PBS Videos
  10. Tuskegee Airman
  11. Smokey the Bear  CBS Video
  12. Little Crow and the War of 1862

Zheng He, Chinese Explorer
The Silk Road & Cultural Exchange
Marco Polo
Galileo Exploring the Universe and his trial

Exchange between France and the U.S.: The Louisiana Purchase
Expedition of Lewis and Clark

1848 Seneca Falls Convention
1848 The California Gold Rush  and California Gold Rush
1851 Treaty of Traverse des Sioux
1859 Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species and the right to teach Evolution
1860 The Emancipation Proclamation
1863 The Gettysburg Address

1862 The Homestead Act    
1865 Thirteenth Amendment
1865 Fourteenth Amendment
1869 John Locke
1869 Transcontinental Railroad
1872 Susan B. Anthony's arrest and trial for voting   and United States vs. Anthony  and Audio of Trial
1876 Custer’s Last Stand
Nellie Bly:  Ten Days in a Madhouse and Around the world in 72 Days  CBS Video clip

1895 Guglielmo Marconi and Radio
1896 Plessy vs. Ferguson
1898 The Spanish-American War   
1899 News Boys Strike

1901 Progressive Era of Teddy Roosevelt 
1902 Coal Strike
1903 Mother Jones Crusades for Child Labor
1906 Upton Sinclair, Worker's Rights and the publication of, "The Jungle" 
1900 Isadora Duncan: Pioneer of Modern Dance

1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire  and Triangle Fire History Channel   PBS: Watch Online
1911 The Zimmerman Telegram: The Exchange that broke down American Isolationism
1915 The Sinking of the Lusitania by a German U-Boat
1916 Keating-Owen Child Labor Act   
1917 Ten Suffragist Arrested Picketing the White House

1920 ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) and Defense of Liberty 
1920 The Nineteenth Amendment: Women's Suffrage
1923 Equal Rights Amendment
1925 John Scopes Trial & the Right to Teach Evolution

1930 The Dust Bowl
1933 The New Deal  
1933 Glass-Steagall Act
1933 Frances Perkins: Secretary of Labor *First woman to serve on Presidential Cabinet
1935 Social Security Act    
1936 Jesse Owens & the 1936 Nazi Olympics and Jesse Owens: The History Channel 
1937 Amelia Earhart PBS and Meet Amazing Americans
1938  Albert Einstein  or Albert Einstein Nobel Prize Site
1938-1939, The Manhattan Project  and   Einstein's Letters & Development of the A-Bomb  
1939 Marian Anderson and The Concert that Sparked the Civil Rights Movement
1939 The Voyage of the St. Louis  What this:  USHMM Video

1940 Battle of Britain  
1940 The White Rose Movement: Young Germans Who Stood Up to the Nazis
1940 Minnesota Iron Range: Extracting Iron from Taconite
1941 Pearl Harbor
1941 Japanese Internment Camps: Violation of Civil Rights   Watch this:  PBS video 
1944 D-Day
1945 Yalta Conference
1945 Hiroshima Bomb
1947 Jackie Robinson
1948 The Establishment of Israel
1949 The Geneva Convention and Treatment of POWs

1950  Edward R. Murrow and Freedom of the Press   Video
1954  Encountering Communism: The Creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
1954  Brown vs. the Board of Education  
1954 Ruby Bridges  Video: Ruby Bridges
1955  The Murder of Emmett Till: Encounters in the Jim Crow South
1955  Montgomery Bus Boycott  and WSJ Article: Rosa Parks and Rosa Parks VIdeo
1957  Encounter in Little Rock: Integration of Central High School    Video

1961 JFK and the Space Race, NASA  and John F. Kennedy and the Space Race, White House Historical Association
1961  Freedom Riders: Encountering and Defying Racism in the South  PBS Watch Online
1962  Cuban Missile Crisis   
1962  Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
1963  Birmingham Children's Crusade/March
1963  Gideon v. Wainwright
1964  Civil Rights Act     
1964  Freedom Summer
1964  BWCA Wilderness Act,
1964  Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
1964  Murders in Mississippi
1965  Delano Grape Strike
1965  Medicare
1965  Title I
1965  Voting Rights Act
1966 Sesame Street and Joan Cooney
1966  Miranda v. Arizona
1968  Tet Offensive
1968  Indian Civil Rights Act
1968  Fair Housing Act and HUD
1969  Stonewall Riots  and  Stonewall Uprising
1969 Tinker Vs. Des Moines  
1969  Apollo 11: Exploring the Moon
1969 Vietnam War   and CBS Video


1970 Curt Flood Case
1970 First Earth Day   
1971 Pentagon Papers   Pentagon Papers, NYT
1972 Title IX
1973 OPEC Oil Embargo
1973 Roe v. Wade
1974 The Watergate Scandal
1979 Three Mile Island   

Reagan and Gorbache: Diplomatic Encounters to end the Cold Wa
1985  The Iran Contra Affair: The Exchange for Hostages for Arms

Nelson Mandela: South Africa's First Black President and Anti-Apartheid Icon
  and Nelson Mandela Foundation


Walt Disney  and  Bio and VIdeo