FSA  

A TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY PROJECT

 
 
 

Themes

American Ideals in a Changing Nation

How have ideals such as "freedom," "equality," "security," and "opportunity" been expressed over time? What have they meant to different groups and generations of Americans?

Social Movements, Social Change: The Story of American Freedom

1909 Labor Parade, NYC

How have movements such as abolition, women's rights, labor, and civil rights influenced American society? What methods, strategies, ideologies, and resources did different groups draw upon in trying to achieve change?

Technology and Industry: Changing Economy, Changing Society

1957 typewriter assembler, Hartford

How did new technologies and industrial development shape both the economy and the society of the United States in different time periods? What role did Connecticut play in industrial growth and technological innovation?