National History Day Project 2021-2022

Resource Type: ABC-CLIO Research List | Time Period: Exploration and Colonization, 1350-1760
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Notes
The 2021-2022 National History Day Theme is Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences. This Research List contains just a few key debates and topics to spark your interest in finding a topic. Choose one of these topics or go down the rabbit hole to find your own topic. As you explore potential topics, keep in mind that diplomacy can be between nations or a nation and its people. Consider the different protests, events, and debates involved in the event, as well as the different perspectives involved.
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    Berlin blockades: American and Soviet sector
    Resource Type: Photos & Illustrations
    German men and women clean up a rubble barricade between the American sector and Soviet sector in Berlin, Germany, on May 11, 1949.
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    Cuban Missile Crisis: women strike for peace outside United Nations
    Resource Type: Photos & Illustrations | Time Period: World War II and the Cold War Era, 1939-1960, A Nation in Upheaval, 1954-1975
    Women Strike for Peace outside the United Nations during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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    Demonstrators support Rehabilitation Act of 1973
    Resource Type: Photos & Illustrations | Time Period: A Nation in Upheaval, 1954-1975, Conservative Agenda to the Clinton Era, 1975-2000
    A rally is held in Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. as part of a series of demonstrations against the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in April 1977.
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    Resource Type: Reference Articles | Time Period: A Nation in Upheaval, 1954-1975, Conservative Agenda to the Clinton Era, 1975-2000
    The disability rights movement, influenced by other social movements in the 1960s and 1970s, resulted in increased mobility and support for people with physical, mental, and developmental disabilities.
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    Housing integration protest
    Resource Type: Photos & Illustrations | Time Period: A Nation in Upheaval, 1954-1975
    Three people hold signs protesting integration of a white neighborhood during the 1950s.
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    Kitchen Debate
    Resource Type: Photos & Illustrations | Time Period: World War II and the Cold War Era, 1939-1960
    U.S. vice president Richard Nixon and Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev (left center), engage in a discussion as they stand in front of a kitchen display at the United States exhibit at Moscow's Sokolniki Park on July 24, 1959.
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    Resource Type: Speeches | Time Period: A Nation in Upheaval, 1954-1975
    John Lewis, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, gave this address during the March on Washington in August 1963.
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    Resource Type: Speeches | Time Period: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1840-1877
    The Lincoln-Douglas debates took place in Illinois during 1858 between Abraham Lincoln, the Republican Party candidate for the U.S. Senate, and Stephen A. Douglas, the incumbent Democratic Party candidate. The primary topic of the debates was whether or not slavery could legally be extended into free territories.
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    Resource Type: Facts & Figures | Time Period: Great Depression to the New Deal, 1920-1939, A Nation in Upheaval, 1954-1975, Conservative Agenda to the Clinton Era, 1975-2000
    Table illustrates the major treaties involving the United States, their year, and a brief description.
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    Stanton, Elizabeth Cady and Susan B. Anthony
    Resource Type: Photos & Illustrations | Time Period: Expansion and Reform, 1790-1850
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, American pioneers in the women's rights movement.
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    Resource Type: Reference Articles | Time Period: A Nation in Upheaval, 1954-1975, Age of Globalization, 2001-Present
    The Stonewall riots of 1969, in which 400 people took to the streets of New York City, were among the first protests for gay rights in the United States.
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    Resource Type: Speeches | Time Period: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1840-1877
    In an 1851 speech at the Woman's Rights Convention, Sojourner Truth speaks out for women's rights.
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    Resource Type: Political, Government & Court Documents | Time Period: Conservative Agenda to the Clinton Era, 1975-2000
    In the 1980s, America became increasingly drawn into the debate regarding apartheid (a system of severe segregation) in South Africa.
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    Resource Type: Speeches | Time Period: Gilded Age to World War I, 1870-1920
    Among the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles was the outline for an international peacekeeping organization known as the League of Nations, which had been Woodrow Wilson's creation and chief contribution to the peace talks.
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    Resource Type: Reference Articles | Time Period: Expansion and Reform, 1790-1850
    Perhaps most famous for being the venue where Sojourner Truth delivered her "Ain't I a Woman?" speech, the Ohio Women's Rights Convention of May 29, 1851 was one of a myriad of events throughout the 19th-century United States where advocates called for expanded rights for women.
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    Resource Type: Video | Time Period: World War II and the Cold War Era, 1939-1960, A Nation in Upheaval, 1954-1975
    Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon, both candidates for president, debate in 1960.
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    Resource Type: Reference Articles | Time Period: Expansion and Reform, 1790-1850
    In May 1830, Congress passed the Indian Removal Act, a bill that gave President Andrew Jackson the authority to negotiate for the cession of Indian lands east of the Mississippi River and the relocation of eastern Native Americans to lands west of the Mississippi. This legislation was instrumental in ensuring the removal of tribes and the development of Indian Territory west of the Mississippi.
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    Resource Type: Reference Articles | Time Period: A Nation in Upheaval, 1954-1975
    The United Farm Workers (UFW), confounded by César Chávez, is a labor union dedicated to improving the lives and working conditions of agricultural laborers. It's most famous for its work organizing grape pickers in the 1960s and 1970s.
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    Resource Type: Reference Articles | Time Period: World War II and the Cold War Era, 1939-1960
    The 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis consisted of a standoff between U.S. president John F. Kennedy and Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev over the Soviet plan to install nuclear missiles in Cuba, just 100 miles away from Florida.
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    Resource Type: Biographies | Time Period: Expansion and Reform, 1790-1850
    Dorothea Dix was world-renowned for her work on behalf of the mentally ill and as a nurse during the Civil War.
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    Resource Type: Reference Articles | Time Period: Conservative Agenda to the Clinton Era, 1975-2000
    In the Iran-contra scandal, members of President Ronald Reagan's administration secretly sold military parts and ammunition to Iran. The money raised from the sale of the military supplies was passed to the Nicaraguan contras, a rebel group fighting against the government of Nicaragua.
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    Regulating Business
    Resource Type: Infographics | Time Period: Gilded Age to World War I, 1870-1920
    Infographic showing major developments in the regulation of food and drugs in the 1900s.

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