The Underground Railroad was a system of people who helped slaves escape. People in the Underground Railroad provided food, clothing, transportation, and safe places for fugitive or runaway slaves to stay.
The west coast welcomed thousands of immigrants from Asia who carried with them hopes and dreams of a bright future. Many stayed on the island for weeks or months before moving into California. Why did they have to stay so long? What made them want to come to the United States? Immigrants coming to Angel Island had to have patience as they underwent humiliation and questioning. Learn about the history of Angel Island and the immigrants that passed through by examining photographs, maps, and informational sidebars.
In early America, pictures were not as prevalent as they are today. Throughout history, people have come to recognize certain places and things by the symbols that represent them.
This book explains the construction and significance of Fort Sumter, a national monument and symbol of the Civil War.
The Statue of Liberty, a gift to the United States from France, is one of our most important symbols of freedom. Standing tall in New York Harbor, it has been a welcoming sight to immigrants of long ago and the people today who see it for the first time.
The St. Louis Gateway Arch is a tribute to Thomas Jefferson and the explorers and pioneers who shaped the American West. It stands 630 feet high, making it the tallest monument in the United States.
This book provides facts about Castillo de San Marcos National Monument at St. Augustine, Florida, and discusses its history and construction.