background preloader

American

Facebook Twitter

Archives.chicagotribune. Charges Syrian Army Renews the Fight.

archives.chicagotribune

14 Days in October: The Cuban Missile Crisis. As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued.

14 Days in October: The Cuban Missile Crisis

We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism. Chile Coup d'Etat 1973 Cold War Museum. Additional Links Back to the 1970s Chile was known for its stability in Latin America compared to its neighbors until the 1960s.

Chile Coup d'Etat 1973 Cold War Museum

American Social Hygiene Posters. Photo Gallery. Home: U.S. Department of State - Freedom of Information Act. The Emma Goldman Papers (DL SunSITE) Civil Rights Movement - Black History. My TV provider is not listed.

Civil Rights Movement - Black History

Why not? We are currently working on adding more TV providers. Navy Dolphins - Historical Chronology. McCarthyism. Senator Joe McCarthy and chief counsel Roy Cohn interrogating suspected communists.

McCarthyism

At a speech in Wheeling, West Virginia, on February 9, 1950, McCarthy proclaimed that he was aware of 205 card-carrying members of the Communist Party who worked for the United States Department of State. This speech set off an era of paranoia and accusation and propelled McCarthy into the national spotlight. America’s Hidden History: The Eugenics Movement. By Teryn Bouche and Laura Rivard The United States has an imperfect history.

America’s Hidden History: The Eugenics Movement

Some of our darker chapters include slavery, the decimation of Native American populations, and atrocities committed during our various wars. A quick survey will reveal that most Americans have learned about or at least heard of these events. Harriet Tubman - Black History. In 1849 Tubman fled Maryland, leaving behind her free husband of five years, John Tubman, and her parents, sisters, and brothers.

Harriet Tubman - Black History

“Mah people mus’ go free,” her constant refrain, suggests a determination uncommon among even the most militant slaves. She returned to the South at least nineteen times to lead her family and hundreds of other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Project Mkultra: One of the Most Shocking CIA Programs of All Time. Helen Keller. "The most important day I remember in all my life is the one on which my teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan, came to me.

Helen Keller

I am filled with wonder when I consider the immeasurable contrast between the two lives which it connects. " - Helen Keller Helen Adams Keller was born June 27, 1880, in the northwest Alabama city of Tuscumbia. Her father was a retired Confederate Army captain and editor of the local newspaper; her mother was an educated young woman from Memphis. When Keller was 19 months old, she was afflicted by an unknown illness, possibly scarlet fever or meningitis, which left her deaf and blind. CIA tip-off 'led to 1962 arrest of Nelson Mandela' The true, correct story of what happened at Donald Trump’s inauguration. President Trump questioned media reports and photographs that showed the size of Inauguration Day crowds, speaking to CIA employees at CIA headquarters on Jan. 21 in Langley, Va.

The true, correct story of what happened at Donald Trump’s inauguration

(The Washington Post) President Trump questioned media reports and photographs that showed the size of Inauguration Day crowds, speaking to CIA employees at CIA headquarters on Jan. 21 in Langley, Va. Trump questions media reports of inauguration crowd size (The Washington Post) I apologize to Donald Trump. Mysteries At The Museum. Gertrude Bell. Henry Kissinger - Top 10 Nobel Prize Controversies. Once called "the most controversial to date," the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Henry Kissinger in 1973 was fraught with debate.

Henry Kissinger - Top 10 Nobel Prize Controversies

Critics said Kissinger's alleged involvement as Secretary of State in Operation Condor and the U.S. bombing campaigns in Cambodia made a mockery of the prize and led Tom Lehrer to quip that the award "made political satire obsolete. " Further incensing the situation, North Vietnam's Le Duc Tho, who was jointly awarded the prize, declined his half of the spoils on the grounds that he didn't want to share the award with the realpolitik ringmaster. Underground Railroad - Black History. The Underground Railroad was the term used to describe a network of persons who helped escaped slaves on their way to freedom in the northern states or Canada.

Although George Washington had commented upon such practices by the Quakers as early as the 1780s, the term gained currency in the 1830s, as northern abolitionists became more vocal and southern suspicions of threats to their peculiar institution grew. The popular perception of a well-coordinated system of Quaker, Covenanter, and Methodist “conductors” secretly helping fugitives from “station” to “station” is an exaggeration.

Annie Oakley. Annie Oakley (born Phoebe Ann Mosey; August 13, 1860 – November 3, 1926) was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Her "amazing talent"[1] first came to light when the then 15-year-old won a shooting match with traveling show marksman Frank E. Butler (whom she married).