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|South Carolina History |
Stories to aid in the understanding of South Carolina's role in America
|We the People - The U.S. Constitution |
The U.S. Constitution defines the type of government for the country at the federal level.
AwesomeStories guides on using our powerful education tools as members, our free public archives, and more!
|Athena - Greek Goddess of Wisdom |
A famous statue of the Greek goddess, Athena Parthenos, is now lost. The work, by Pheidias, once graced the Parthenon in Athens.
|Legend of Bagger Vance |
Caddie Bagger Vance is a fictional version of the supreme Hindu god, Bhagavan, and golfer Rannulph Junah is a version of Arjuna.
|Bagger Vance and the Bhagavad Gita |
Steven Pressfield reveals ancient principles from the Hindu scripture, Bhagavad Gita, in a modern story set in the sport of golf.
|A Christmas Carol |
The classic story, by Charles Dickens, told in a new way. Read, or hear, this abridged and dramatized version as Ebenezer Scrooge finds a new way to live his life.
|Chicago: The Movie |
The 1920s are a time of good living and great change. In Chicago, a young reporter named Maurine Dallas Watkins, writes a play based on real-court cases.
|Clement Clark Moore - The Night before Christmas |
Clement Clark Moore, author of the now-famous "Night Before Christmas," published his poem on December 23, 1823 in the "Troy Sentinel" newspaper.
|The Impossible |
The third-largest quake in recorded history occurs off the coast of Sumatra on 26 Dec 2004, leading to a massive tsunami. The waves overwhelm people along the Indian Ocean coast. Maria Belon and her family, vacationing in Thailand, are among the survivors.
|Versailles Treaty Ending WWI |
The Palace of Versailles, where the treaty ending WWI was signed, is depicted in this painting by Pierre Patel which he created in 1668.
|IMPACTOR Strikes Comet |
On the 4th of July, 2005, an 820-pound copper projectile called IMPACTOR struck a comet named Tempel 1. Watch an animation of that significant event.
|Queen Victoria - Death of Albert and Its Aftermath |
Victoria and Albert find privacy on the Isle of Wight, but tragedy strikes when Albert dies at age 42. For years, the Queen stays out of the limelight until Disraeli finds a way for Victoria to re-engage with the public.
|What Is the Electoral College? |
Why would a recount vote, in three ''swing states,'' matter in the 2016 election? When Americans vote for their President, they are actually voting for people called electors who then cast their ballots for President and Vice President. It takes 270 votes to win.
|Political Cartoons |
Political cartoons use pictures to show that the words and actions of public leaders do not always agree.
|Women Fight for the Right to Vote |
The first state to grant female suffrage did so in 1869 and the NAWSA worked every year thereafter to make this right a national one.
|Fun Activities and Facts about the Presidential Inauguration |
Interesting stories and activities about U.S. Presidential Inaugurations.
|Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. |
While visiting Memphis, Tennessee - on the 4th of April, 1968 - Dr. King was assassinated at the motel in which he was staying. His death sent shock waves throughout America.
|Letter From Birmingham Jail - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. |
Arrested and jailed for protesting without a permit, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. used his time in jail to write a letter urging a change in how Americans viewed the civil rights of African-Americans.
|Selma March - Police Attack Marchers |
On the 7th of March, 1965, Alabama law-enforcement officials attacked civil-rights marchers as they attempted to cross the bridge in Selma. These are FBI photos of the attack.
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