How did the Atlantic World connect the Old World and New World and impact the development of early America?
Academy of American Democracy
Created in partnership with the New York Historical Society as part of their Academy of American Democracy project, this series looks at the links between the roots of democracy in ancient Athens and modern day democracy in the USA
The Geography of Ancient Athens
Welcome to Athens, the birthplace of democracy, and one of the most successful city-states in all of Ancient Greece: thanks, in part, to its unique geography.
Art as Activism
Some of the most prominent activism comes from artists – who create work that inspires people to think critically about the society they live in
Designing the US Constitution
What did the Founding Fathers learn from democracies of the past as they crafted the US Constitution?
Slavery in Democracies
How can democratic societies claim to support equality while holding humans in bondage?
The Age of Revolution
In the late 1700s, three major revolutions rocked the Atlantic World. But what were the ideas that characterized the Age of Revolutions, and how did they change the course of history?
Athenian Democracy and Civic Engagement
Around 3,000 years ago, the ancient Athenian government transitioned from the “rule of a few” to the “rule of many”, and democracy was born.