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New Jersey: State Resource Guide

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This page includes additional resources on New Jersey from the Library's website.

American Folklife Center State Resources

Bibliographies and Guides

Exhibitions Featuring New Jersey

Creating the United States

Through the trials of war and peace the founders created a unique government - a republic across an enormous geographic region and encompassing a vast variety of cultural complexities. Although living up to the principles of humanity laid down in the Declaration of Independence has been an arduous journey, the exhibition demonstrates that the Declaration, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are living instruments that are central to the evolution of the United States.

A selection of highlights from this exhibition includes:

With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition

With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition commemorates the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the nation's revered sixteenth president. More than a chronological account of the life of Abraham Lincoln, the exhibition reveals Lincoln the man, whose thoughts, words, and actions were deeply affected by personal experiences and pivotal historic events.

A selection of highlights from this exhibition includes:

Historic Newspapers

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Resources for Teachers

The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching. Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations.

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Today in History

The following dates in history feature significant events in New Jersey's history as highlighted in the Library of Congress' collections.

Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project (VHP) collects and preserves the remembrances of American war veterans and civilian workers who supported them. Click on the link below to locate veterans from New Jersey.