17JUN 2018
President after Abraham Lincoln

President after Abraham Lincoln

On April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died from his assassin’s wounds. But if John Wilkes Booth’s plot were entirely successful, a little-known senator may have been thrust into the White House. Booth’s full plot included killing Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson, and Secretary of State William Seward. General Ulysses Grant was another possible target. But only two attacks…

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13JUN 2018
About the Declaration of Independence

About the Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence, 1776 By issuing the Declaration of Independence, adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies severed their political connections to Great Britain. The Declaration summarized the colonists’ motivations for seeking independence. By declaring themselves an independent nation, the American colonists were able to confirm…

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09JUN 2018
Aftermath of the American Civil War

Aftermath of the American Civil War

| Overview | Object List | Search Part 1: | The Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 freed African Americans in rebel states, and after the Civil War, the Thirteenth Amendment emancipated all U.S. slaves wherever they were. As a result, the mass of Southern blacks now faced the difficulty Northern blacks had confronted-that of a free people surrounded by many hostile whites. One freedman…

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05JUN 2018
Neil Armstrong for Kids moon landing

Neil Armstrong for Kids moon landing

Introduction Neil Armstrong was an American astronaut who became the first human to walk on the moon. At age 20, Armstrong served in the Korean War, where he flew 78 combat missions. He received an Air Medal and two Gold Stars. In 1955, he graduated from Purdue University with a degree in aeronautical engineering. After getting a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering, Armstrong…

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01JUN 2018
Last Battle of the American Civil War

Last Battle of the American Civil War

Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender of his Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865, marked the beginning of the end of the Civil War, but not its official conclusion. Learn where Union and Confederate forces continued to clash in the weeks following Appomattox. Battle of Morrisville Station (April 13) News of Lee’s surrender across the border in Virginia reached both…

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28MAY 2018
Top 10 most important events in History

Top 10 most important events in History

One of the remarkable continuities of British history is the absence of fanaticism. There is no equivalent of the continental tradition of anti-Semitism (the occasional Plantagenet pogroms being debt repudiation schemes rather than ethnic crusades). There is surprisingly little Protestant-Catholic violence, despite the Tudor burnings, as most of the country seemed happy to change…

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25MAY 2018
Your Grandpa

Your Grandpa

Today, when you decide to upgrade your hairstyle, you have a plenty of hairstyling products to choose from, including men s hair products from Pureman.com.au . Nevertheless, if you want to get that handsome, Cary Grant shine, you will have to forget about sticky blue hair gels and to try some old-school hair products your grandpa used to get that shiny, silver-screen leading man…

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24MAY 2018
Vietnam War conditions

Vietnam War conditions

Personal Hygiene in the Jungles of Vietnam During the 1980’s, on behalf of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 154, I used to visit the local high schools and speak to the twelfth grade history classes about my experiences in Vietnam. Our visit usually began with a slide show synchronized to Billy Joel’s song, Goodnight Saigon. Fellow chapter members contributed personal pictures…

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20MAY 2018
Lewis and Clark Expedition video

Lewis and Clark Expedition video

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark launched their expedition int he middle of May 1804. There’s so much for boys and girls of all ages to love about this epic journey: the strong characters (Lewis and Clark, of course, but also Sacagawea and Thomas Jefferson, among others), the rugged terrain, the stories of heroism and near-death, the tense interactions between the explorers and…

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