Constitution Day Resources from the Gilder Lehrman Institute

First printed draft of the US Constitution, August 6, 1787. (Gilder Lehrman Institute)The United States has the oldest written national framework of government in the world.

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Detroit Riots of 1967

The temperature in Detroit, Michigan, during the last week of July 1967 was in the high 80s with high humidity. At the time, Motor City was undergoing economic changes as automobile factories moved to the suburbs, in part to avoid hiring an integrated workforce.
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Partnership Announced to Teach the History and Legacy of World War I

Free professional development may be coming soon to your state!
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Teacher Seminar Livestreams in Partnership with the Eisenhower Memorial Commission

As part of a special partnership with the Eisenhower Memorial Commission, the Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to present a special livestream of our Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar on Eisenhower and the Art of Presidential Leadership. The Institute will broadcast Gettysburg College professor Michael Birkner’s lectures on Dwight D.
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Revisiting the Founding Era

The Gilder Lerhman Institute of American History has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for Revisiting the Founding Era, a three-year project that will support programs at 97 public libraries in 46 states.
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Civil War Essay Contest Winners at the 2018 Lincoln Prize

The 2018 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize will be awarded this evening to Edward L. Ayers for his new book, The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America, at the Union League Club in New York City.
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World War II Letters about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

The Warsaw ghetto uprising began on April 19, 1943 when the Nazis tried to transport the remaining ghetto population to forced-labor centers and concentration camps. By May 16, 1943, the Germans had killed more than 7,000 Jews and deported almost 50,000 to the camps. A year later, in May 1944, Sylvia Weiner, a social worker in New York City, saw the film None Shall Escape. Although it was produced during World War II, the film is set in a post-war era and tells the story of a Nazi officer on trial for war crimes.
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Recent Press Mentions

The Gilder Lehrman Institute in Philanthropy Magazine

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Richard Gilder (left) and Lewis Lehrman (right) speak with students at Notre Dame Preparatory Academy.The July 2018 issue of

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The Hamilton Education Program in Education Dive

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In an article published today on Education Dive, Urban Assembly Media High School student Yadry Monsanto discusses her Hamilton Education Program experience on April 25, 2018: 

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Lewis E. Lehrman's Lincoln and Churchill: Statesmen at War

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We are pleased to announce the latest publication by Lewis E. Lehrman, the co-founder of the Gilder Lehrman Institute, a renowned historian, and a National Humanities Medal winner. Lincoln & Churchill: Statesmen at War, provides a new perspective on two of the greatest English-speaking statesmen and their remarkable leadership in wars of national survival. In the first book-length comparison of these two renowned war leaders, Mr.

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