24JUL 2016
Bloodiest War in American History

Bloodiest War in American History

Every victory comes at a price. Here we look at the staggering cost of human life in five of history’s fiercest confrontations where the sheer number of warrior-dead defies imagination. Much of a soldier’s life is spent awaiting and preparing for war. When the moment to take action does come, it is usually bloody, confusing, and over quickly. Often, combat will be on a small…

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23JUL 2016
Coal mining during the Industrial Revolution

Coal mining during the Industrial Revolution

Following the invention of the steam engine, demand for coal rocketed throughout Britain. Although the use of coal did exist before the industrial revolution this tended to be on small scale operations and it was from mines near to the surface. Industrialisation brought advancements in technology and a combination of inventions and the influx of factories increased the demand…

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22JUL 2016
Louisiana Purchase 1803 map

Louisiana Purchase 1803 map

Stretching from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border, the enormous Louisiana territory was originally settled by the French in the early 18th century. In 1802, France stopped allowing U.S. merchants to use the city of New Orleans, an important commercial city located at the base of the Mississippi River, to ship their…

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21JUL 2016
Important events in American History

Important events in American History

History of the Colonization of America and the original 13 Colonies Colonial America Timeline: Establishment and Settlement of the 13 original colonies The Colonial America Time Period covers the time in early American history from 1607 to 1776 during Colonial Times and the events leading up to the American Revolutionary War and the establishment of the constitution. During…

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20JUL 2016
Information about the Declaration of Independence

Information about the Declaration of Independence

What kinds of people settled the new lands of America? They had their own ideas about laws, religion, and what makes a good government. They were, in a word, independent. In 1776, England was faraway, and people on this side of the Atlantic were heartily sick and tired of paying taxes on top of taxes to finance England s empty treasury. They were tired, too, of losing money…

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19JUL 2016
American Revolutionary War figures

American Revolutionary War figures

American Revolution Printable Activities Terms of Use Policy These activities can be printed, reproduced, and distributed to students by schools, teachers, or parents, free of charge on an unlimited basis as long as the MrNussbaum Logo remains intact. NEW – Symbols of the Revolution – Join, or Die and Corporate Logos: This activity requires students to learn about Ben Frankllin’s…

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18JUL 2016
When did the Vietnam War happened

When did the Vietnam War happened

What if? That’s the question that’s always applied to President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated 50 years ago this month. One of the biggest “ifs” is what would have happened regarding the Vietnam War if he had lived. The war escalated under Kennedy’s successor, Lyndon B. Johnson, and eventually claimed more than 58, American lives, along with countless troops from South…

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17JUL 2016
Weapons Used in the American Civil War

Weapons Used in the American Civil War

The new rifles also used a new type of ammunition. Instead of the old round ball used in smooth-bore muskets, the new rifled muskets used a minie ball. This projectile has the same pointed shape as today’s modern bullets and was much more accurate and inflicted much more damage than round ball ammunition. Examples of Civil War Rifles Of all of the Civil War weapons the rifled…

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16JUL 2016
Lewis and Clark Expedition images

Lewis and Clark Expedition images

These crossbars serve to lift and manage the canoe on land. when the natives land they invariably take their canoes on shore, unless they are heavily laden, and then even, if they remain all night, they discharge their loads and take the canoes on shore. some of the large canoes are upwards of 50 feet long and will carry from 8 to 10 thousand lbs. or from 20 to thirty persons…

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15JUL 2016
World War One images

World War One images

World War I. … who would have thought there were original color photos of WWI? This site contains hundreds of photos taken by the French in the last two years of World War One. Sometime in late 2004, while looking at the blog, VodkaPundit – a great blog, btw – I came across an external link he had to some interesting photos of World War I. What made them of interest was that…

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