HISTORY at Home

HISTORY at Home

HISTORY at Home provides an opportunity to explore core history topics.

Early Exploration of North America

Early explorers of North America, from the Vikings to Marco Polo to Roald Amundsen, launched new chapters in history. Learn more about their journeys—and their impact on the “New World”—here.

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Prehistoric: Stone Age, Iron Age, Bronze Age

For some 2.5 million years, early human ancestors lived on Earth without leaving a written record. This is what anthropologists have learned about their existence.

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Ancient Empires

From Rome to the Ming Dynasty to Mesopotamia, explore empires that dominated thousands of years ago in human history.

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Colonial America and Jamestown

Colonists’ rough, pioneering experiences in America through the 17th century laid the groundwork for a new nation.

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The American Revolution

In the American Revolution, a small fledgling nation won its freedom from the greatest military force of its time. Find out about events leading up to the war and get the stories behind the conflict’s prominent figures and battles.

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Ancient Inventions and Engineering

Find out about feats and inventions in technology, science, architecture and more that helped ancient civilizations thrive thousands of years ago.

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Westward Expansion and Native Americans

At the start of the 19th century, settlers began venturing westward across the United States, seeking opportunity and fortune. Learn about their journeys, the explorers who paved the way and the Native Americans who were there first.

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The United States Constitution

It's the oldest national constitution still in use anywhere in the world—and one of the most influential. Find out how the U.S. Constitution was conceived and drafted by the Founding Fathers and how it's been adapted over the years.

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The Middle Ages and the Crusades

From Joan of Arc to the Black Death to the Crusades, discover the dramatic history of the Middle Ages, a period of profound transformation in Europe that reverberated across the world.

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Elections

From political parties to voting to the Electoral College, learn all about the history of U.S. elections and how they work.

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HISTORY This Week

This week, something momentous happened. Whether or not it made the textbooks, it most certainly made history. Join the HISTORY This Week podcast as we turn back the clock to meet the people, visit the places and witness the moments that led us to where we are today.

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