25JUL 2017
Armstrong landing on the moon video

Armstrong landing on the moon video

NASA s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter caught sight of the landing site of the Apollo 11 moon mission. Credit: NASA s Scientific Visualization Studio While the descent stage of the Eagle helped bring the astronauts safely down to the lunar surface, it remained on the moon after Aldrin and Armstrong lifted off to meet up with astronaut Michael Collins in orbit. Animators used a 3D model…

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23JUL 2017
Quotes about September 11, 2001

Quotes about September 11, 2001

New York City Police Officer Danny Shea, a military veteran, salutes at the north pool of the 9/11 Memorial during the 10th-anniversary ceremonies of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center site, Sept. 11, 2011, in New York City. Photo: Getty Images The United States will mark…
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22JUL 2017
Abraham Lincoln Civil War Pictures

Abraham Lincoln Civil War Pictures

1846 or 1847 (Probably by Nicholas H. Shepherd) - This is the earliest known photograph of Abraham Lincoln. It is believed to have been taken by Nicholas Shepherd (a law student at Lincoln s law office) shortly after Lincoln was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. However, Lincoln s son Robert…

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21JUL 2017
African American soldiers during the Civil War

African American soldiers during the Civil War

Chicago Historical Society The May 1, 1863 New York Tribune summed up many Northerners feelings about African American soldiers when it declared, Loyal Whites have generally become willing that they should fight, but the great majority have no faith that they will really do so. Many hope they will prove cowards and sneaks - others greatly fear it. In their first major battle…

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20JUL 2017
American Revolution Rebels

American Revolution Rebels

Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution (review) In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Benjamin Carp s Rebels Rising is an intriguing study of political mobilization in the spaces of the colonial city on the eve of the American Revolution. It seeks to revitalize the study of cities as centers of revolutionary activity, following up the work of…

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19JUL 2017
Who fought in the American Civil War?

Who fought in the American Civil War?

The tragedy of the Civil War is summed up in the phrase “brother against brother.” Northern soldiers and Southern soldiers were very much alike—from their backgrounds, to their education, to their courage and loyalty. The Union Soldier Most of the Union Army was made up of young white men born in North America. Although soldiers generally ranged in age from 18 to 45, boys as young…

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18JUL 2017
Louisiana Purchase primary sources

Louisiana Purchase primary sources

Diplomacy of the French Cession The impetus to cede the French colony of Louisiana to the Spanish was the long, expensive conflict of the French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Year s War, between France and Great Britain. Initially, France offered Louisiana to Spain in order to bring Spain into the conflict on the French side. Spain declined. Spanish officials were uncertain…

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17JUL 2017
Fascinating Facts about the Declaration of Independence

Fascinating Facts about the Declaration of Independence

1. There Was No United States in the Declaration of Independence. Indeed, the United States of America actually came into being on March 1, 1781 when the Second Continental Congress ratified the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union (or more commonly known as the Article of Confederation [wiki]). 2. Jefferson Was Upset that Slavery was Edited out. In his first draft of…

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16JUL 2017
Louisiana Purchase political Cartoon

Louisiana Purchase political Cartoon

“Declined with Thanks” Cartoonist: J. S. Pughe Source: Puck Complete HarpWeek Explanation: This Puck cartoon endorses the expansionist foreign policy of President William McKinley as “enlightened” and “rational.” The annexation of Hawaii and Puerto Rico (respectively, during and after the Spanish-American War of 1898) are shown as natural increases in the size of the United States…

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15JUL 2017
France after WWII

France after WWII

In the latest in a series of articles on how World War II changed forever the countries that fought it, Vincent Coste looks at France, occupied and on the front line of the Western Front of the world’s deadliest conflict. A country re-starting from scratch France was on its knees in 1945. The Nazis, the Allies and the French resistance had between them assured the destruction of…

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