The 1920's - Roaring Twenties - The Nineteen Twenties in History Cold War Lesson Plan | Iron Curtain | Cold War Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office "Keeping the Promise", "Fulfill their Trust" and "No one left behind" are several of many mottos that refer to the efforts of the Department of Defense to recover those who became missing while serving our nation. More than 83,000 Americans are missing from World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Vietnam War and the 1991 Gulf War. Hundreds of Defense Department men and women -- both military and civilian -- work in organizations around the world as part of DoD's personnel recovery and personnel accounting communities. They are all dedicated to the single mission of finding and bringing our missing personnel home. The mission requires expertise in archival research, intelligence collection and analysis, field investigations and recoveries, and scientific analysis. Recently Accounted-For Starting in 2012, recently accounted for service members will be listed in the chronological order that they are accounted for, which means that the families have been notified. Pfc. News Releases
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Getting the Civil War Right Printer-friendly version William Faulkner famously wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” He would not be surprised to learn that Americans, 150 years after the Civil War began, are still getting it wrong. During the last five years, I’ve asked several thousand teachers for the main reason the South seceded. When I ask them to vote, the results—and resulting discussions— convince me that no part of our history gets more mythologized than the Civil War, beginning with secession. My informal polls show that 55 to 75 percent of teachers—regardless of region or race—cite states’ rights as the key reason southern states seceded. These results are alarming because they are essentially wrong. The issue is critically important for teachers to see clearly. In short, this issue is a perfect example of what Faulkner meant when he said the past is not dead—it’s not even past. The Lost Cause Confederate sympathizers have long understood the importance of getting the Civil War wrong.
Remembering Pearl Harbor: The USS Arizona Memorial Today the battle-scarred, submerged remains of the battleship USS Arizona rest on the silt of Pearl Harbor, just as they settled on December 7, 1941. The ship was one of many casualties from the deadly attack by the Japanese on a quiet Sunday that President Franklin Roosevelt called "a date which will live in infamy." The Arizona's burning bridge and listing mast and superstructure were photographed in the aftermath of the Japanese attack, and news of her sinking was emblazoned on the front page of newspapers across the land. The photograph symbolized the destruction of the United States Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor and the start of a war that was to take many thousands of American lives. Indelibly impressed into the national memory, the image could be recalled by most Americans when they heard the battle cry, "Remember Pearl Harbor." More than a million people visit the USS Arizona Memorial each year.
How to teach ... the cold war | Teacher Network The introduction of the cold war into the secondary school history syllabus has left some of my younger teaching colleagues non-plussed. But for those of us of a certain vintage, memories of the profound, chilling effect of living in an era where mutually-assured destruction and other paranoiac theories were bandied about as a daily ritual flood back. Recent events between the Ukraine and Russia have stirred recollections of this most opaque and long-running of global conflicts – and reminded us of its relevance to the modern world's psycho-geography. While Barack Obama is playing down any return to cold war rhetoric, its potential re-emergence is causing global concern. Most historians have settled on the cold war as a period encompassing the immediate aftermath of the second world war up until the late 80s or early 90s. For a stunning array of short explanatory videos, albeit with a more American perspective, NeoK12 is handy. That's the history.
A Secret Landscape: The Cold War Infrastructure of the Nation's Capital Region Africans in America/Part 1/The Stono Rebellion South Carolina, September 9, 1739: A band of slaves march down the road, carrying banners that proclaim "Liberty!". They shout out the same word. Led by an Angolan named Jemmy, the men and women continue to walk south, recruiting more slaves along the way. By the time they stop to rest for the night, their numbers will have approached one hundred. What exactly triggered the Stono Rebellion is not clear. Many slaves knew that small groups of runaways had made their way from South Carolina to Florida, where they had been given freedom and land. In mid-August, a Charlestown newspaper announced the Security Act. Whatever triggered the Rebellion, early on the morning of the 9th, a Sunday, about twenty slaves gathered near the Stono River in St. The slaves stopped in a large field late that afternoon, just before reaching the Edisto River. Around four in the afternoon, somewhere between twenty and 100 whites had set out in armed pursuit. previous | next
Salem Witchcraft: the Events and Causes of the Salem Witch Trials By Tim Sutter © 2000-2003 What caused the Salem witch trials of 1692? This question has been asked for over 300 years. Although it is a simple question, it does not have an easy answer. Salem Politics Salem Village had a very colorful history before the famous witch trials. Many of the Salem Village farming families believed that Salem Town’s thriving economy made it too individualistic. The Putnams were the leaders of the separatist group primarily because they owned the most farmland in Salem Village. Contracts for ministers during this period often provided them with a modest salary, use of a house, and free firewood. In October of 1691 a new Salem Village Committee was elected that was comprised mostly of Parris’ opponents. Cold Winter Days The Rev. After chores were done, there was little entertainment for Betty and Abigail. Reading was a popular pastime during the winter months. Betty Parris, her cousin Abigail Williams, and two other friends formed such a circle. Salem Witchcraft
Cold War Lesson Plans for High School Author: Inside the Cold War Unit Title: Cold War Lesson Title: Impact of the Early Cold War on High School Students Subject: World History; US History Level: 10 - 12th Grades Length of Lesson: Two 45-minute periods or one 90-minute period Introduction:These Cold War history lesson plans for high school provide insights on the Cold War by placing today’s high school students in the place of high school students during the Cold War. Students will analyze the 1951 US government civil defense film “Duck and Cover” and practice some of the techniques shown in the film. They will also review a film showing combat in the Korean War and discuss the role of drafted teenage soldiers in the conflict. Objectives:1. 3. 4. 5. Resources and Activities: Cold War Lesson Plans for High School The 1951 film “Duck and Cover:” Teachers can note the film was produced shortly after the Soviet Union, America’s main adversary in the Cold War, obtained the atomic bomb.
Origins of the Cold War 1945-49 FOUR causes of the Cold War [BARE]. NINE events which caused the Cold War. FOUR decisions made at the Yalta Conference. Our Home Town - TAMI Independent and entrepreneurial filmmakers have always played an important role in the larger American motion picture heritage. Unfortunately, many of their films remain unknown and undiscovered. Not included in corporate or state archival collections, they are often forgotten or lost in private homes and abandoned warehouses. The films of Shadrack (Shad) Graham serve as excellent examples of these independent, entrepreneurial films. A former Hollywood director, Graham produced documentary films about daily life in small towns across the United States throughout the Depression years.
1945 to 21st Century home | 6th-15th centuries | 16-17th centuries | 18-19th centuries | 1901 to World War II Victors, Independence Movements and Cold War The United Nations – the founding, Roosevelt's hopes denied and the veto Victors against the Defeated – retributions, expropriations, occupations The Media and Tokyo Rose – aroused passions against a fictitious enemy Empire headed for Extinction – colonialism in Asia and Africa Cold War: 1945-49 – Stalin, Europe, the U.S. and revolution in China The Korean War – occupation, China intervenes, negotiations Cold War: 1953-60 – communism and the Eisenhower years Cold War: the Kennedy Years – from the Bay of Pigs to assassination Vietnam, 1964-75 – to the war's end, participant opinions and lessons End of the Cold War and the Soviet Union – from Brezhnev to Yeltsin Latin America Latin America Economic Overview, to the 1960s – population growth and underdeveloped resources Brazil from 1945 to the Overthrow of Goulart in 1964 – another military coup but a thriving economy