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DoHistory: Martha Ballard, A Midwife's Tale
Digital History ID 4226

This Website allows users to explore the process of piecing together the lives of ordinary people in the past. Focusing on the life of Martha Ballard, a midwife and healer, as revealed in her diary, the site teaches students to interpret fragments that survive from a period of history The site offers two in-depth, interactive examples of how to do history: Doing History: One Rape. Two Stories. and Martha and a Man-Midwife. It also provides material on: Genealogy, How to Use Primary Sources, Midwifery and Herbal Medicine, Teaching with this Web site, Diaries, Films about the Past.

The Constitution
Digital History ID 4230

This National Archives website contains a copy of the U.S. Constitution and biographies of the document's fifty-five framers

Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789
Digital History ID 4231

This Library of Congress site contains 274 documents relating to the work of Congress and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution.

The Federalist Papers
Digital History ID 4232

An online version of the Federalist Papers, the essays written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison to rally support for the ratification of the Constitution.

Religion and the Founding of the American Republic
Digital History ID 4233

This Library of Congress exhibit includes: Religion and the Congress of the Confederation, which examines the policies of America's first national government toward religion; Religion and the State Governments, which illuminates the policies of the revolutionary state governments toward religion, ranging from disestablishment in Virginia to multiple establishments in New England states; Religion and the Federal Government, which focuses on the status of religion in the new federal government; and Republican Religion which traces the fortunes of religion.