16JAN 2019
Pre American Revolution Timeline

Pre American Revolution Timeline

Paul Revere Goes for a Ride April 16 Dr. Joseph Warren asks Paul Revere to prepare to go to Lexington to warn Hancock and Adams if the British start marching west to arrest them. Revere has been working as an express rider for the Boston Committee of Correspondence and the Massachusetts Committee of Safety since 1774 and is accustomed to carrying news, messages, and copies of resolutions…

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12JAN 2019
Famous events

Famous events

I am writing this from the comfort of my recently purchased automatic reclining sofa from Raymour & Flannigan, (can t suggest buying a great recliner enough- I slept in it my first night home). I had my hysterectomy (ovaries in tact but everything else gone) on Monday. I was all packed and ready and had even ordered my car service ahead of time. I made a list of what I would…

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08JAN 2019
Landing on the moon date

Landing on the moon date

Follow the ramps of the Guggenheim through the exhibition On Kawara—Silence , and you will see Kawara’s Today series—each painting displaying a single date—unfurl before you. Among these, there are three, from July 1969, that might particularly catch your attention. They are larger than most of the other paintings; grouped together, they are accompanied by boxes containing newspapers…

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04JAN 2019
British view of the American Revolution

British view of the American Revolution

Thomas Jefferson was worried. The year was 1784, and he was in Europe to negotiate trade agreements on behalf of the newly independent United States. But the republic had a problem with its image. So Jefferson decided to set the record straight with an article in Europe’s leading newspaper, the French-language Gazette of Leiden. America,he wrote, characterizing the prevailing view…

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31DEC 2018
Most important Historical events

Most important Historical events

An Illustrated Guide to the 10 Events That Defined History and Changed the World Choosing the 10 most important events in history is one of the most difficult and controversial things to do. Why? Because history is more than a few hundred years long, and there is way too much bias in most lists. I’ve attempted to create a list without that bias that manages to touch on the major…

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27DEC 2018
Louisiana Purchase Activities

Louisiana Purchase Activities

Author’s Notes Learning Objectives Students will identify various groups involved in land use and ownership in the West and learn that territorial acquisition required careful negotiation. For grades 9-12. Approximate time needed is 45 minutes. Instructions As a class, begin the activity with the introduction and discuss the brief historical background provided. Ask students: What…

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23DEC 2018
Canada and the American Revolution

Canada and the American Revolution

Long Answer: Twenty-some years before the American Revolution (1754), which was just before the Seven Years War, this is what the map of British Colonies looked like: Only a few areas of modern-day Canada were British then: Nova-Scotia, Labrador-Newfoundland, and around James Bay & Hudson s Bay. Quebec extended south to below Niagara falls. 1.) Geographic Separation caused…

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19DEC 2018
Director of Manhattan Project

Director of Manhattan Project

Os Alamos has a long and varied history. However, its uniqueness—and what it is best known for—comes from its role as the site for the development of the world’s first atomic bombs. Los Alamos Laboratory, known as Project Y, was conceived during the early part of World War II. The United States wanted to build an atomic explosive to counter the threat posed by the German nuclear…

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15DEC 2018
Europe after WWII

Europe after WWII

Why did European states, after centuries of conflict decide to start a process of integration? Victory in Europe was declared on May 8th, 1945, after nearly six years of bloody conflict. Germany was completely defeated. Only thirty years had passed between the start of the First World War and the end of the Second World War. Both wars were triggered by conflicts between European…

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