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La révolution américaine. The First Americans. In the 1970s, college students in archaeology such as myself learned that the first human beings to arrive in North America had come over a land bridge from Asia and Siberia approximately 13,000 to 13,500 years ago. These people, the first North Americans, were known collectively as Clovis people. Their journey was made possible, according to archaeologists far and wide, by a corridor that had opened up between giant ice sheets covering what is now Alaska and Alberta.

Thus did the Clovis people move down through the North American continent, carrying their distinctive tools to various sites in the Plains States and the Southwest and then moving eastward. And all of this they did very quickly. Significant evidence of Clovis culture had been discovered in New Mexico. Clovis First, as it was called, was the one and only accepted explanation of initial human arrival and subsequent expansion throughout North and South America. Miller wondered what else lay beneath that patch of soil. American Geographical Society - Mission, Cause and Credo.

Mission The American Geographical Society (AGS) advances and promotes geography in business, government, science, and education. Our goal is to enhance the nation’s geographic literacy so as to engender sound public policy, national security, and human well-being worldwide. Cause Since 1851, AGS has been a leading advocate for geography in the United States and around the world. We continue unabated in our efforts to advance geographical understanding. AGS stands for better analysis anddecision-making in business and government based on better understanding of how real world geography affects society, economics, infrastructure, and politics.

AGS stands for better science and education based on explicit recognition of the spatial and temporal contexts that shape the real world and influence how it works. Credo Geography is to space what history is to timei. Geography is essential to business. Geography is essential to government. Geography is essential to science. America. The USA. American History X. National Archives - Vietnam War Records. Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog. U.S. Shipbuilding History, Shipbuilding Statistics, Tim Colton. UNREDACTED. Governmentattic.org. West Point Altas Collection. About Our Atlases In 1938 the predecessors of today's Department of History at the United States Military Academy began developing a series of campaign atlases to aid in teaching cadets a course entitled, "History of the Military Art. " Since then, the Department has produced over six atlases and more than one thousand maps, encompassing not only America’s wars but global conflicts as well.

In keeping abreast with today's technology, the Department of History is providing these maps on the internet as part of the department's outreach program. The maps were created by the United States Military Academy’s Department of History and are the digital versions from the atlases printed by the United States Defense Printing Agency. We gratefully acknowledge the accomplishments of the department's former cartographers, Mr. Edward J. Krasnoborski and Mr. Center for the Study of Intelligence. State Department - Historical Documents.

CIA FOIA - Overview. The National Security Archive. December 9, 2014 Torture Report Finally Released Senate Intelligence Committee Summary of CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program Concludes CIA Misled Itself, Congress, the President about Lack of Effectiveness. September 28, 2014 THE YELLOW BOOK Secret Salvadoran military document from the civil war era catalogued "enemies," many killed or disappeared. More recent items The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). National Security Archive, Suite 701, Gelman Library, The George Washington University, 2130 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20037, Phone: 202/994-7000, Fax: 202/994-7005, nsarchiv@gwu.edu.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives. National Geographic Kids. National Archives and Records Administration. Smithsonian. US History. American History. Welcome to Teaching American History.

EyeWitness to History - history through the eyes of those who lived it. National Park Service: Discover History and Historic Preservation in the National Park Service. Warning Out in New England. National Park Service: Discover History and Historic Preservation in the National Park Service.

New York Public Library Puts 20,000 Hi-Res Maps Online & Makes Them Free to Download and Use. When I was a kid, my father brought home from I know not where an enormous collection of National Geographic magazines spanning the years 1917 to 1985. I found, tucked in almost every issue, one of the magazine’s gorgeous maps—of the Moon, St. Petersburg, the Himalayas, Eastern Europe’s ever-shifting boundaries. I became a cartography enthusiast and geographical sponge, poring over them for years just for the sheer enjoyment of it, a pleasure that remains with me today. Whether you’re like me and simply love the imaginative exercise of tracing a map’s lines and contours and absorbing information, or you love to do that and you get paid for it, you’ll find innumerable ways to spend your time on the new Open Access Maps project at the New York Public Library.

The NYPL announces the release with the explanation below: The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division is very proud to announce the release of more than 20,000 cartographic works as high resolution downloads. Related Content: US. A People's History of the United States. "X" (George F. Kennan) The native American genocide/holocaust. Bush Family secrets & Hitler... A bit about American history. MacArthur Park. MacArthur Park (formerly Westlake Park)[1] is a park in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, named after General Douglas MacArthur and designated city of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #100.[2] Geography[edit] The park is divided in two by Wilshire Boulevard. The southern portion primarily consists of a lake, while the northern half includes an amphitheatre, bandshell, soccer fields, and a children's playground along with a recreation center operated by the city of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.

The bandshell was once home to many organizations and events such as "Jugaremos en Familia" (a live event hosted by Memo Flores for the Hispanic community). MacArthur Park's bandshell has been recently renovated as the Levitt Pavilion is once again the host of jazz, big band, salsa music, beat music, and world music concerts.[3] Since reopening it hosts at least 50 free concerts each summer between June and September. History[edit] Gangs[edit] DC: Evans Map Room. Glossary of Civil War Terms. Connecticut. Mid-Atlantic. Midwest. New England. Plymouth Map 1905. New York NY. South. West. American History Timeline: 1780-2010. American Indians. American Local History Network. Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States. A spectacular historical atlas refashioned for the 21st century Here you will find one of the greatest historical atlases: Charles O.

Paullin and John K. Wright's Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, first published in 1932. This digital edition reproduces all of the atlas's nearly 700 maps. Many of these beautiful maps are enhanced here in ways impossible in print, animated to show change over time or made clickable to view the underlying data—remarkable maps produced eight decades ago with the functionality of the twenty-first century. hide introductory video next Old Atlas, New Functionality Georectified Maps Most maps in the atlas have been georectified, warped so that they can be placed consistently on top of a digital map. Navigating the Atlas For most maps in the atlas click on georectified ⇆ plate to toggle back and forth between views of the georectified maps and how they look in the printed atlas.

There are lots of maps in the Atlas. Civil War Curriculum. Daily Flag Status. Dirtbag Teddy Roosevelt. EyeWitness to History - history through the eyes of those who lived it. General. GenForum: US States. GermanRoots: US Vital Records by State. History of Maine. Home | Tracking the Buffalo. Info. Internet Archives: US Government Documents. Library Access. MapHistory.net: US. Miss USA 2011 (Q2 - Evolution taught in school) [I'm in love with miss Vermont!] National Register of Historic Places. Robin Williams. Scout: History & Heritage. 2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings About the Park: Welcome to Quechee State Park. Its location along US Route 4, and its proximity to many Upper... vtstateparks.com This tablet marks the site of the American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy. Founded by Captain Alden Partr... hmdb.org On June 17, 1785, the Vermont General Assembly enacted a law which designated the place for keeping a County Grammar ... hmdb.org At 2:10 AM on February 5, 1887 the last car of The Montreal Express derailed causing three cars to fall from the brid... hmdb.org A native of Norwich, Vermont, Alden Partridge was a pioneer in American military education.

Site of a log hut where the Hutchinson and Messenger Families were the first to winter in Norwich in 1765. Near this spot stood the Old South Barracks of Norwich University where, at 9:00 pm on April 10, 1856 Theta Chi Frate... hmdb.org - On a hillside in Strafford, Justin Smith Morrill, once a U.S. Slavery in America. Slavery in America Slavery in America began in 1607 and continued until 1865. These links tell you more about this controversial but, for a long time, legal practice. Slavery It's hard to imagine that people did these things to each other, but different times allowed different ideals. Your About Guide to African-American History reveals the terrible tragedy of slavery. Foes of Slavery These African-Americans are famous for fighting against slavery. Remembering Slavery: Those Who Survived Tell Their Stories Read about slavery in the words of the people who lived it and lived to tell about it. Black Resistance: Slavery in the U.S.

Thomas Paine Speaks Out Against Slavery This article was published in newspapers in 1775. The Underground Railroad Links, articles, pictures, stories, primary sources, and much more about this "route to freedom" followed by a great many slaves The Thirteenth Amendment The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery. Graphics courtesy of ArtToday. The Backlash Against "Immigrants" Is Offensive And Absurd -- We're All Immigrants. The Collection. The Rocker Box: Ghost Towns. Here is a repository for ghost towns, almost ghost towns, stories of lost treasures, lost mines, and buried treasure, and other treasure information. Pick your state to find treasures and ghost towns in your area.

Unlinked states will be added soon, so... Check back often! Do you know of other ghost towns or treasure stories? Email us the details.You and your club will get full credit! Notice for anyone using a "pop-up blocker" Research does not end with the knowledge that an event occurred that resulted in a "buried treasure," and that the treasure exists. This is where detailed research comes into play. When available, a published source (book) is available as a link below the story that you can purchase for additional information. Outstanding resources exist on the internet.

Over the years, names of creeks, gulches, mountains, even whole mountain ranges can change. Old maps can show the original names of these places and aid in the hunt. The TimePage - Cycles in U.S. History. Trails.com. USA.gov. USA States. U.S. Board on Geographic Names. USGS: GNIS Place Name Search. Video.