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5 Good Resources for Teaching and Learning About the American Revolution. This coming Monday is Patriots' Day.

5 Good Resources for Teaching and Learning About the American Revolution

It is an official state holiday here in Maine, in Massachusetts, and in Wisconsin. The day commemorates the Battles of Lexington and Concord. As a New Englander this is a good day to review some good resources for teaching and learning about the American Revolution. History Animated has an entire section called Revolutionary War Animated. That is a great place to find nice animated maps of troop movements throughout the Revolutionary War. America, A Narrative History is a text published by Norton. Teaching American History has a series of interactive lessons about the American Revolution that are suitable for middle school and elementary school use. Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" (1863) - Vocabulary List. Conceive have the idea for"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" (1863) - Vocabulary List

The Gettysburg Address: A Reading. Triumph and Tragedy: Lincoln Assassination. Abraham Lincoln: 5 facts. Les 33 premières années de Lincoln en archives numérisées. Connu comme le président qui a aboli l’esclavage et dont l’élection a provoqué la guerre de Sécession, la figure d’Abraham Lincoln ne cesse de fasciner.

Les 33 premières années de Lincoln en archives numérisées

L’Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM), dans l’Illinois, a numérisé et mis en ligne tous les documents relatifs aux trente premières années du Président. On y retrouve, pêle-mêle, gribouillages d’enfance, documents personnels et oppositions législatives à l’esclavage. Le projet « The presidential library’s Papers of Abraham Lincoln », mis à la disposition des chercheurs, des enseignants ou encore de tous les curieux, sur le site de la Bibliothèque — celui-ci sera amélioré au fur et à mesure des retours des usagers —, couvre les trente premières années de l’un des présidents les plus aimés de l’histoire des États-Unis. Tout débute à sa naissance, en 1809, jusqu’à la fin de sa carrière législative, en 1842. Au total, on retrouve 340 documents qui ont été écrits par ou à Lincoln. Former Slaves' Stories of Abraham Lincoln in the South.

Shortly before the election of 1860, a man came upon a plantation near Marlin, Texas, some 20 miles southeast of Waco.

Former Slaves' Stories of Abraham Lincoln in the South

Though nobody knew who he was, the plantation owner took him in as a guest. The stranger paid close attention to how the enslaved people working on the plantation were treated—how they subsisted on a weekly ration of “four pounds of meat and a peck of meal,” how they were whipped and sometimes sold, resulting in the tearing apart of families. Eventually, the stranger said goodbye and went on his way, but a little while later he wrote a letter to the plantation owner, informing him he would soon have to free his slaves—“that everybody was going to have to, that the North was going to see to it.”

The Letter a Black Soldier Sent Lincoln Asking for Equal Pay. The Gettysburg Address Explained (Feat. John Renn) US History Review. 1862 : exécution de 38 guerriers sioux. Le 26 décembre 1862, près de 6 000 personnes se pressent sur la place du village de Mankato, (Minnesota).

1862 : exécution de 38 guerriers sioux

Un échafaud carré a été dressé quelques jours plutôt, chaque côté supportant une barre à 6 mètres de haut depuis laquelle pendent dix cordes. Quarante cordes en tout ont été installées. Learning.blogs.nytimes. Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln: Researchers Find Who Wrote the Bixby Letter. In November of 1864, a woman named Lydia Bixby received a letter from President Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln: Researchers Find Who Wrote the Bixby Letter

He had been told that she had lost five sons to the then-ongoing Civil War. A Massachusetts state official had, learning of her plight, passed along her story. The Civil War, Part I: Crash Course US History #20. The Civil War Part 2: Crash Course US History #21. How one piece of legislation divided a nation - Ben Labaree, Jr. This lesson was inspired by one of Ben Labaree, Jr.'s students, Aidan Gray.There are numerous good web resources with more information about the sectional crisis of the 1850s and the Kansas-Nebraska Act in particular.

How one piece of legislation divided a nation - Ben Labaree, Jr.

National Archives and Library of Congress sites are a good place to start. Civil War vocabulary 1. The 54th Massachusetts Infantry - American Civil War. Colonel Shaw and his troops landed at Hilton Head on June 3.

The 54th Massachusetts Infantry - American Civil War

The next week, they were forced by Shaw’s superiors to participate in a particularly destructive raid on the town of Darien, Georgia. The colonel was furious: His troops had come South to fight for freedom and justice, he argued, not to destroy undefended towns with no military significance. He wrote to General George Strong and asked if the 54th might lead the next Union charge on the battlefield. Even as they fought to end slavery in the Confederacy, the African-American soldiers of the 54th were fighting against another injustice as well. Robert Gould Shaw Memorial, Boston. Massachusetts honors a largely African American Civil War regiment with a notable Saint-Gaudens monument on Boston Common.

Robert Gould Shaw Memorial, Boston

The Robert Gould Shaw Memorial, dedicated in 1897 near the corner of Beacon and Park streets, honors Shaw and the members of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The unit blended white officers with African American troops recruited from several states and Canada. Shaw and other members of the 54th died during an assault on Fort Wagner, which stood near Charleston, S.C. The front (north) face of the monument features a large bas-relief illustrating the regiment’s departure from Boston on May 28, 1863.

Abraham Lincoln - U.S. Representative, U.S. President, Lawyer - Biography.com. Abraham Lincoln Biography. Important Facts on Abraham Lincoln's Assassination. Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) is one of the most famous Presidents of the United States.

Important Facts on Abraham Lincoln's Assassination

Volumes are devoted to his life and death.