22APR 2018
Why did World War One start?

Why did World War One start?

Today I found out what started World War I. The commonly held notion that it was started out of outrage over the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie at the hands of Serbian nationalist secret society known as the “Black Hand” isn’t entirely correct. In fact, the Emperor Franz Josef himself expressed relief over the assassination because it rid…

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18APR 2018
First ever moon landing

First ever moon landing

SpaceIL is one of 16 entrants in the Google (, Tech30) Lunar XPrize competition. The teams are competing to land an unmanned spacecraft on the moon, something that has so far only been achieved by governments - U.S., China, and the former Soviet Union. SpaceIL said this week it s the first to lock in plans for liftoff. The XPrize Foundation - whose backers includes the likes of…

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14APR 2018
History of American Women

History of American Women

The U.S. women’s movement had its beginnings in 1848 when Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott called the Seneca Falls Convention in New York to “discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman.” Stanton and Mott had broad ranging goals for this first-ever women’s convention, as detailed in their “Declaration of Sentiments.” Modeled after the U.S. Declaration…

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10APR 2018
Lewis and Clark Expedition events

Lewis and Clark Expedition events

When they shook hands, the Lewis and Clark Expedition began. -Historian Stephen E. Ambrose describing the meeting of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark at the Falls of the Ohio in his book, Undaunted Courage . The Indiana Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission was created by Public Law 7-2001 to highlight Indiana s important role in the Lewis and Clark Expedition and assist with…

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06APR 2018
Interesting Facts about Social Studies

Interesting Facts about Social Studies

Social Studies teachers often teach in isolation from the other content areas, but cross-curricular content helps students see the connection between class work and their everyday lives. Science and Social Studies content often overlaps; for instance, when addressing standards around human impact on the environment or the impact of weather patterns and geological events on people…

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02APR 2018
Scientists involved in the Manhattan Project

Scientists involved in the Manhattan Project

October 13, 2015 is Ada Lovelace Day, which commemorates the achievements of women scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. Many women worked on the Manhattan Project. Some worked in the production facilities as technicians, monitoring for leaks or adjusting the controls of the Calutrons at Oak Ridge; a small number of women were scientists involved at the highest levels of the…

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29MAR 2018
French General in the American Revolution

French General in the American Revolution

And the Winning of American Independence The ink was barely dry on the Treaty of Paris in 1763 before the French foreign ministry began planning and preparing for the “next” war with Great Britain. As a nation France was determined to avenge its humiliating defeat during the Seven Years War, which had forced it to give up Canada and had upset the balance of power in Europe. As early…

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25MAR 2018
Abraham Lincoln last words

Abraham Lincoln last words

Some are eloquent quotes worthy of the holders of the highest office in the nation, and others aren’t. 1. George WashingtonTis well. 2. John Adams Thomas Jefferson survives. What Adams didn t know was that Jefferson had actually passed away several hours earlier. 3. Thomas Jefferson His last recorded words are No, doctor, nothing more,but the three people present at the time…

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21MAR 2018
Purpose of Lewis and Clark Expedition

Purpose of Lewis and Clark Expedition

JEFFERSON S VISION (You are here) At the beginning of the 19th Century had a vision of what America was to become. This vision encompassed a new America that commanded the trade routes from Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, thus forcing the European Nations of England, France and Spain out of North America. In order to do this The United States needed to find a new route from New Orleans…

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