Munich Pact, 1938


The conference in September of 1938 resulted in the Munich Agreement signed by France, Britain, Italy, and Germany.

A classic case of appeasement, it did not prevent war.

We have included a transcript as well as questions and answers.

Check out our PowerPoints on WWII: Europe Between the WarsCauses of World War IIWorld War II (US History), World War II(World History).

African American training during WWII

This Office of War Information video shows the training and educating of African Americans during WWII at Black colleges.

Terrific historical footage including soldiers, flying classes, lab technicians, automotive repair, and more.

Check out our US History WWII and World History WWII PowerPoints.

Pearl Harbor and WWII footage

This unnarrated footage of various WWII battle scenes was made right after the attack on Pearl Harbor to remind Americans the necessities of entering the war.

President Washington’s Farewell Address, 1796

farewell addressPresident George Washington did not seek a third term, which set a precedent followed by presidents well into the 20th century.

In his farewell speech, he addressed the course the new nation ought to pursue in the future, especially regarding foreign relations.

It was published initially in 1796 in David Claypoole’s American Daily Advertiser and was republished for many years in newspapers and as a pamphlet and read by many Americans.

We have included a transcript of the speech as well as questions and answers.

For more information on this topic see our PowerPoint – The New Nation: Washington to John Quincy Adams.

1912 Presidential Election Cartoons


The 1912 presidential election was fascinating because of a dynamic third party campaign and also was the only time in history two presidents ran against each other and both lost!

We have included two cartoons from the era along with questions and answers.

For more on this era check out our Imperialism, Progressive Era and World War I PowerPoints.

The American Civil War

This 1954 Encyclopedia Britannica film depicts the major military events and helps explain contributing factors.

For more on this era check out our U.S. History PowerPoints: Causes of the Civil War, Civil War, and Reconstruction.

President Jackson on Indian Removal


The Indian Removal Act, passed by Congress in May of 1830, was meant to open up lands to white settlement.

President Andrew Jackson believed that this would allow progress and civilization to prosper in these areas and perhaps even save the Indians themselves.

We have included his December 1830 address to Congress in which he justified the policy.

Here is a copy of the transcript of the speech as well as questions and answers for students.

indian removal mapCheck out our Expansion and Reform: 1829-1860 PowerPoint.

Seneca Falls Convention, 1848

Seneca Falls

The Seneca Falls Convention, attended by about 300 people, addressed the status of women at the time.

Many cite this event as the beginning of the women’s suffrage movement.

We have included a copy of the Declaration of Rights and Sentiments along with questions and answers.

For more information on this event and others in this era please check out our Expansion and Reform PowerPoint.