Gordon S. Wood: How the American Revolution “infused into our culture our noblest ideals and highest aspirations” In the summer of 1765, anti-tax riots roiled Great Britain’s North American colonies from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to Charleston, South Carolina, the first stirrings of what became the American Revolution.
Zinn's influential history textbook has problems, says Stanford education expert. Stanford Report, December 20, 2012 Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States" offers bad lessons in historical thinking, says School of Education Professor Sam Wineburg.
By David Plotnikoff Stanford University. Mississippi’s 1830s cotton bubble: An excerpt from Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson. This article supplements Episode 5 of the History of American Slavery, our inaugural Slate Academy.
How the South Skews America - Michael Lind. Every year the Fourth of July is marked by ringing affirmations of American exceptionalism.
We are a special nation, uniquely founded on high ideals like freedom and equality. In practice, however, much of what sets the United States apart from other countries today is actually Southern exceptionalism. The United States would be much less exceptional in general, and in particular more like other English-speaking democracies such as Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand were it not for the effects on U.S. politics and culture of the American South. Hot Potato Edit. The American Civil War. Mission US. Congress: Teaching It > Resources > Lesson Plans on CongressLink > U.S. Constitution > Lesson Plan: A Mock Constitutional Convention.
Eagle Map: 1833 map of the United States with eagle superimposed. The Vault is Slate's history blog.
Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. The “Eagle Map of the United States, Engraved for Rudiments of National Knowledge” first appeared in an 1833 atlas published by E.L. 50 Core Documents. The Posters That Sold World War I to the American Public. On July 28, 1914, World War I officially began when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.
In Europe and beyond, country after country was drawn into the war by a web of alliances. It took three years, but on April 2, 1917, the U.S. entered the fray when Congress declared war on Germany. The government didn’t have time to waste while its citizens made up their minds about joining the fight. How could ordinary Americans be convinced to participate in the war “Over There,” as one of the most popular songs of the era described it? Posters—which were so well designed and illustrated that people collected and displayed them in fine art galleries—possessed both visual appeal and ease of reproduction. These Maps Reveal How Slavery Expanded Across the United States. GCSE Modern World History. HXJQcVa.gif (600×620) Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University Home. The new Jim Crow Museum is now open and is FREE to the public.
The Museum features six exhibit areas -- Who and What is Jim Crow, Jim Crow Violence, Jim Crow and Anti-Black Imagery, Battling Jim Crow Imagery, Attacking Jim Crow Segregation, and Beyond Jim Crow. The Museum also offers a comprehensive timeline of the African American experience in the United States. The timeline is divided into six sections: Africa Before Slavery, Slavery in America, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Civil Rights and Post Civil Rights. The Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University strives to become a leader in social activism and in the discussion of race and race relations. This new facility will provide increased opportunities for education and research. Regular hours are Monday thru Friday 12-5 p.m. Museum Policy Update For Children Visitors to the Jim Crow Museum Policy, please see Contact page. Gettysburg Address history: Why "four score and seven years ago"? Tuesday marks the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
In this excerpt from The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation, by Jonathan Hennessey and Aaron McConnell, out now from William Morrow, the cartoonists explore the speech’s first six words. 50 Core Documents. US History Teachers Blog. Jeff Wieland - AP U.S. History. Homework: Note: Click on text below to link to online entries.
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