American History

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  • 12 Years a Slave: In 1841, Solomon Northup (a free black living in Saratoga) is betrayed, sold to a Southern plantation owner and spends 12 years as a slave before he is rescued.

  • 1860 Secession from the Union?: Standard 8-4:4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the multiple events that led to the Civil War

  • 1863 DRAFT LAW: Congress passes a draft law to recruit men to fight for the Union, but it allows wealthy men to buy their way out of service.

  • 1863 DRAFT RIOTS: For nearly a week in July 1863, New Yorkers riot against the Conscription Law.

  • 1896 Duryea: The Duryea Brothers produced America's first gasoline-powered automobile which could be built more than one at a time.

  • 1898 ATTITUDES: Near the end of the 19th century, some Americans believe that the U.S. should become an empire similar to Britain.

  • 19TH CENTURY FIREFIGHTING: Will Chicago's steam-powered fire engines be enough to fight a huge conflagration in 1871?

  • 1ST CAV IN COUNTRY: In September 1965, the 1st Calvary arrives in South Vietnam with 424 helicopters and planes.

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  • 42 - Jackie Robinson: On the 15th of April, 1947, Jackie Robinson made history when he broke the color-barrier in major league baseball.

  • 54th Massachusetts Attacks Ft. Wagner: Fort Wagner was the garrison protecting the port of Charleston, South Carolina, at the beginning of America's Civil War.

  • Aaron Burr and the Deadly Duel: Aaron Burr became America's third Vice President in 1800. He has an interesting history, but not all of it is pleasant!

  • A BACKGROUND OF WAR: The colonists balk at English rule, laying the groundwork for the revolution and questions about the imposition of laws.

  • ABEL and POWERS - A SPY for a SPY: 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 spy for a spy.

  • Abe Lincoln with His Son Tad: In 1863, President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November would be Thanksgiving Day. He issued a turkey reprieve - which we would call a pardon - the next month in light of his son Tad's reque...

  • Abigail Adams: Abigail Adams, in many ways, was a woman ahead of her time. When her husband, John, served as America's 2nd president, critics referred to Abigail as "Mrs. President."

  • Abigail and John Adams Debate the Rights of Women: As early as 1776, before Britain's colonies in America became a nation, Abigail Adams urged her husband to "remember the ladies" in the Declaration of Independence.

  • A Bit of Indian History: Describes how the Cherokee tribe were transplantesd to a reservation in Oklahoma.

  • Abolition - A Picture of Slavery for Youth: Abolitionists who wanted children to understand America's system of chattel slavery wrote books to communicate their message. One example is "A Picture of Slavery for Youth."

  • ABOLITIONIST LITERATURE: Douglass is not the only one speaking out and writing against slavery; even children's books condemn it.

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

  • ABOUT IWO JIMA: Iwo Jima is directly in the flight path of airplanes trying to reach Tokyo from the mid-Pacific; it is crucial territory for both Japanese and American military forces.

  • A BOY'S LIFE: Jefferson, the third child in his family, is born in Virginia in 1743.

  • Abraham Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln is known, among other things, as "The Compassionate President."

  • Abraham Lincoln and His Tousled Hair: When Abraham Lincoln did not like the way a photographer had smoothed his hair, the future President ran his fingers through it - just before the picture was taken - giving himself (and his hair) a hi...

  • Abraham Lincoln - Humble Beginnings: Born on the 12th of February, in 1809, Abraham Lincoln was America's 16th president. For many people, this man with humble beginnings was the greatest U.S. president. Learn more about him.

  • Abraham Lincoln - President During the Civil War: Being U.S. President, during America's Civil War, required Mr. Lincoln to make difficult strategic decisions.

  • ABRAMS: MORE CONVICTIONS: Jacob Abrams and fellow Russian socialists suffer arrest and trial for speaking and writing against US-government actions.

  • A CALMING INFLUENCE: In a speech, Bobby announces the killing of his friend, Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • A CHANGE IN LEADERS: Truman decides that instead of invading Japan, the U.S. will use its new atomic weapons to force Japan's surrender.

  • A CHANGING LANDSCAPE: The U.S. landscape changes from a place of peaceful, comfortable living to a land destroyed by warfare.

  • A CHILD SLAVE: Slave children like Fred had little clothing or food, no bedding, no education, and saw frequent and bloody beatings.

  • A Civics Lesson for Your School: A lesson plan to make your school's elections presidential.

  • A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER: On October 22, 1962, JFK tells the American people about the Cuban missile crisis.

  • A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER: Oliver Wendell Holmes writes a Supreme Court decision which allows people to say what they think but not necessarily avoid punishment.

  • A COLD CASE: Over the years, 50 people confess to Short's murder, but the case remains officially open.

  • A CORONER'S INQUEST: Wyatt Earp, a lawman, is arrested and charged with murdering Frank McLaury, Tom McLaury and Billy Clanton.

  • A CROSS-CHANNEL ATTACK: The Allies devise a plan to break Hitler's reign in Europe by attacking from a new waterfront direction.

  • Actual Bullets from the Boston Massacre: An event which came to be known as The Boston Massacre occurred on the 5th of March, 1770. It all started over a dispute involving a wig.

  • A DARING ESCAPE: A Swedish judge ensures that Frank is returned to America rather than Italy; using the toilet hatch, Frank escapes from the plane.

  • A DEADLY SECOND WAVE: Soldiers arriving back in the U.S. spread the Spanish flu through the entire country. Hardest hit are large-crowd events, such as Philadelphia's Liberty Loan parade and the Armistice announcement.

  • A DEATH SENTENCE: Convicted of murder, Webster is given a death sentence.

  • A DESERTER: In Charles Frazier's book, Cold Mountain, Inman is a wounded Confederate soldier who deserts after participating in terrible battles.

  • A DEVASTATED CITY: Chicago's prosperous and proud business district burns to the ground.

  • A DIFFERENT VERSION: To resolve the missile crisis, America removes obsolete missiles in Turkey but replaces them with missiles on nuclear submarines.

  • A DIVIDED CITY: Berlin is caught in the conflict that erupts and the Russians erect the Berlin Wall to divide the city.

  • A DIVINELY ORDAINED FIGHT: Creating rebellious ideas, religious leaders insist that fighting a tyrant is a Christian duty.

  • Adlai Stevenson's UN Confrontation with Ambassador Zorin: On October 25, 1962, Adlai Stevenson confronts Soviet Ambassador Zorin in the United Nations. The US, says Stevenson, is prepared to "wait until hell freezes over" to hear a truthful answer whether th...

  • A Dream within a Dream, by Edgar Allen Poe - Audio: Edgar Allan Poe published a poem entitled "Imitation," in 1827.

  • A FAILED AMBUSH: PAVN soldiers suffer when American soldiers destroy supply lines and weapons; they retreat to Chu Pong Mountains to regroup.

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