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The Importance of U.S. Customs

When most Americans think about U.S. Customs today, they probably imagine answering questions at the airport or at border crossings about their stay in a foreign country. While that is one of its major roles, Customs has also played a major role in the growth and development of the United States—collecting tariffs (or taxes) on […]

A Night at the National Archives at New York City

Family History.  Archival Adventures. Free giveways. And Theodore Roosevelt.   What do these things have in common?  All are available at the National Archives at New York City on June 24th. The National Archives at New York City will participate in the Night at the Museums  as part of this year’s River to River festival. Lower […]

New DocsTeach Activity: The Night Before D-Day

We commemorate the 70th anniversary with an activity focusing on two documents related to the Allied invasion of June 6, 1944.

Making their Mark on DocsTeach

The National Archives records can illustrate the many ways people have “made their mark” on history.

New DocsTeach Activity: Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii

Students analyze a petition signed by over 50% of the native Hawaiian population against becoming a part of the United States

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