Events Chapters

Disasters and breakthroughs in the progress of civilization capture our attention and prepare us to understand our world in new ways.

Standard 8-4:4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the multiple events that led to the Civil War

Near the end of the 19th century, some Americans believe that the U.S. should become an empire similar to Britain.

Will Chicago's steam-powered fire engines be enough to fight a huge conflagration in 1871?

In September 1965, the 1st Calvary arrives in South Vietnam with 424 helicopters and planes.

Oliver Powers, father of the downed U-2 pilot, first conceives the idea that his son could be exchanged for Rudolf Abel. In other words: Exchange a sp...

James W. Gerard, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, writes of difficulties when talking about the Lusitania sinking with the German army.

After receiving the prestigious Abel Prize in Norway, Professor John Nash was killed in an accident while riding in a cab en route home from the airpo...

Penn goes "against the crown" and must defend himself in London's Old Bailey.

NASA designs four "abort methods" in case the space shuttle has a problem during its ascent, following launch..

What makes butterflies a Monarch butterfly?

What is the true story about Lincoln's assassination?

Jacob Abrams and fellow Russian socialists suffer arrest and trial for speaking and writing against US-government actions.

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