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Historical Context





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The General Services Administration (GSA)
GSA’s Historic Buildings web pages offer options to research  architectural styles that influenced America’s public buildings, study a timeline to learn the role that public buildings have played in the development of the United States, and search by state to discover architecturally and historically significant buildings throughout the country. You also will find links to a brief history of the federal building program and a database of all GSA-managed properties that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The database includes links to digitized versions of the National Register nominations.

GSA’s Center for Historic Buildings has created a Historic Buildings Film Series profiling architecturally exceptional buildings that have undergone major modernizations. The series includes films on the three properties featured in this lesson plan. See the Film Series web page for links to online versions of the films.

National Park Service
Heritage Education Services
The Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) website contains more than 130 curriculum-based lesson plans on places listed in the National Register of Historic Places. See the Lesson Plan Theme page to search for other lessons on politics and government.

United States Department of the Treasury
The Treasury Department’s website includes detailed information on the history of the department and its building in Washington, D.C.

Federal Judicial Center
The Federal Judicial Center was established by Congress in 1967 as the education and research agency of the federal courts. The Center’s History of the Federal Judiciary web pages include detailed explanations of the federal courts, a timeline of landmark judicial legislation, biographies of federal judges, and an inventory of historic federal courthouses.

U.S. Courts
This website is maintained by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts and is designed as a clearinghouse for information from and about the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government. Visit the site for information on the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Courts, U.S. Courts of Appeal, and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts. The site also features a chart comparing federal and state court systems.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
The Education and History section of this website features a brief history and several historic photographs of the Byron R. White Courthouse. The site also includes a biography of Byron R. White.

The United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit
This website provides general information about the federal judicial system and specific information about federal courts in the Ninth Circuit, which encompasses nine western states and two Pacific Island jurisdictions. The History web pages offer a legislative timeline and an outline of historic cases decided within the Ninth Circuit.


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