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American History from Revolution to Reconstruction and beyond

American History from Revolution to Reconstruction and beyond
Outlines Several editions of Outlines of American History, Government, Geography, Economy and Literature, published by the US Information Agency Documents Important historical sources and transcripts like the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the 'I Have A Dream' speech Essays Essay contributions by various authors on subjects regarding US history Biographies Biographies of historical people related to American history, like presidents, authors and politicians Presidents Inaugural and farewell addresses, State of the Unions and other remarkable speeches by US presidents

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Understanding Primary Sources: Benjamin Banneker's Letter to Thomas Jefferson Houghton Mifflin Social StudiesAmerica Will Be Understanding Primary Sources: Benjamin Banneker's Letter to Thomas Jefferson Objective: Students read and analyze excerpts from a letter from scientist Benjamin Banneker to Thomas Jefferson challenging Jefferson's view of African Americans. Students will write letters on the subject in their own words. What You Need: Suggested Time: 2-4 hours over 2-3 days

U.S: Geography, states, landmarks, maps, cities, population, laws, speeches U.S. States, Cities, History, Maps Year by Year: 1900–2015 American Revolution: Early Colonial Era 1000 A.D. -Leif Ericson, a Viking seaman, explores the east coast of North America and sights Newfoundland, establishing a short-lived settlement there. 1215 - The Magna Carta document is adopted in England, guaranteeing liberties to the English people, and proclaiming basic rights and procedures which later become the foundation stone of modern democracy. 1492 - Christopher Columbus makes the first of four voyages to the New World, funded by the Spanish Crown, seeking a western sea route to Asia. On October 12, sailing the Santa Maria, he lands in the Bahamas, thinking it is an outlying Japanese island. 1497 - John Cabot of England explores the Atlantic coast of Canada, claiming the area for the English King, Henry VII.

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Truman Library - Education Programs Truman Presidential Inquiries A joint project of the Truman Library and Independence School District Take a look at four classroom units developed by Independence School District teachers this summer. Truman Presidential Inquiries 13th Annual Teachers Conference “Presidential Elections: Washington to Obama” July 18 - 22, 2016Speakers include Donald Ratcliffe, James Fuller, Roy Morris, David Pietrusza, William Horner, William Crotty. Hoover Library, FDR Library, Reagan Library, Clinton Library, Lincoln Library and Mount Vernon. Download application form | Full schedule The White House Decision Center The White House Decision Center, a nationally recognized hands-on history lab where participants step into the roles of President Truman and his advisors, work with formerly classified primary source documents, and collaborate to tackle some of history’s greatest challenges.

Patriot Day is celebrated today on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001. Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Wartime Poetry: Working With Similes Students analyze a photograph, brainstorm words to describe the characters' senses and feelings, work in pairs to describe a character's experience, and create a poem using their ideas and similes. Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Heroes Around Us Students select, read about, and report on a hero and then identify how their hero matches certain criteria and characteristics.

American History in VOA Special English There are 246 fifteen-minute programs and 5 four-minute programs. That is about 62 hours of listening. About 'The Making of a Nation' Radio Program Introduction and Overview of 'The Making of a Nation' (You may skip this one.) 1400s-1500s American Slave Narratives From 1936 to 1938, over 2,300 former slaves from across the American South were interviewed by writers and journalists under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration. These former slaves, most born in the last years of the slave regime or during the Civil War, provided first-hand accounts of their experiences on plantations, in cities, and on small farms. Their narratives remain a peerless resource for understanding the lives of America's four million slaves. What makes the WPA narratives so rich is that they capture the very voices of American slavery, revealing the texture of life as it was experienced and remembered.

Explorers of North America Juan de Oñate y Salazar (1550?-1626) was a Spanish conquistador who established the colony of New Mexico for Spain and became New Mexico's first governor. Oñate, the son of a conquistador who made a fortune in silver, was married to a granddaughter of Hernán Cortés. In 1595, Oñate requested that he be sent to conquer and rule New Mexico, search for treasure (especially the legendary silver treasure of Quivira), and bring Christianity to the local Indians. The University of Oklahoma College of Law: A Chronology of US Historical Documents Links marked with an asterisk (*) are to other websites and will open in a new window. Pre-Colonial To 1600 The Magna Carta (1215) Letter from Christopher Columbus to the King & Queen of Spain (1490's) The *Iroquois Constitution 17th Century 18th Century

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