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  • 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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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 FINAL ACT OF DEFIANCE: Fearing being hung, Tone attempts suicide and dies a martyr.

  • A FRENCH DEFEAT: With a Geneva peace conference in mind, Ho leads his troops in a siege on the French garrison in Vietnam.

  • A GROWING RESENTMENT: The people of France begin to resent Marie Antoinette when she changes customs at Versailles to procedures she used in Vienna.

  • A GRUESOME DEATH: Mary's beheading does not go smoothly, taking 3 tries to behead her.

  • A HORNET'S NEST: The mission is a convoluted hornets nest. US soldiers are not ready for Somali mobs who fight back. Rescue is difficult because of poor directions, narrow streets and Somali human shields.

  • AIR AND GROUND ATTACKS - 1966-67: American ground war intensifies, but unknown to the US military, the Viet Cong plans a major offensive that will kill thousands.

  • AIRCRAFT OVER VIETNAM: View American and Russian aircraft that fight battles over Vietnam and drop devastating bombs and napalm.

  • Alaska Purchase and the Klondike Gold Rush: On August 16, 1896 prospectors find gold in Alaska. The Trump fortune got its start as a result.

  • ALBERT FREDERICK ARTHUR GEORGE: Prince Albert, "Bertie," has a hard childhood with a strict father who forces him to be right-handed and wear painful splints to correct his "knock knees."

  • Alexander Hamilton and His 21st-Century Popularity: Alexander Hamilton had words of advice in a deadlocked political battle. He's now the subject of a major musical. Watch how it all started in this video clip.

  • AMERICA INTERVENES: Truman authorizes combat troops led by General McArthur to assist South Korea.

  • American Anarchy - Whiskey Rebellion: America is still a young country when the newly formed federal government passes an excise tax on the production of whiskey. Rebellion quickly follows.

  • AMERICAN ARCHIVAL EVIDENCE: Photographs, audio/video footage, documents, eyewitness testimony and memoirs all prove that the Holocaust occurs.

  • American Colonies: Tired of paying high taxes to Great Britain, the thirteen American colonies decide the time has come to be free.

  • AMERICAN FIRSTS: On November 28, 1775, Congressestablishesthe U.S. Navy to stand against the British.

  • AMERICAN PRESIDENTS: Many American leaders are the subjects of Herblock's political cartoons.

  • AMERICANS LEAVE: American troops begin leaving Vietnam in 1971, while fighting continues until a cease fire in 1973; it is still two years until the fall of Saigon.

  • AMERICAN WOMEN AT WAR: U.S. government posters target American women, during WWII, encouraging them to be part of the war effort.

  • AMERICA'S FIRST DOLLARS: As a sign of freedom, the colonies begin printing their own money.

  • AMERICA'S FIRST WARNING: Experts view U-2 photographs and notice a Russian truck convoy in Cuba.

  • AN AMERICAN DEATH: Cuba's air force shoots down an American U-2 plane, killing the pilot.

  • A NATIONAL DISASTER: Famine and poverty follow the failed potato crop of 1845.

  • Ancient Hawaiian Kapu: Kapu means rules and learn how Hawaiians lived with them!

  • AND GETS ARRESTED: On November 28, 1872 Susan B. Anthony and 13 other women who vote are arrested.

  • AND GETS ARRESTED: After the arrest, Susan gives speech after speech to tell her story.

  • Andrew Jackson and His Presidency: Andrew Jackson was America's 7th President. This portrait of him, by Thomas Sully, was created in 1824.

  • Andrew Jackson and the Cherokee "Trail of Tears": Some decisions by Andrew Jackson (1829-1837), America's seventh president, greatly disturbed Native Americans. Among the results, of those decisions, was the Cherokee's "Trail of Tears."

  • A NEAR-MUTINY: To control a near mutiny, the group creates the Mayflower Compact, the first known "American" self-governing document.

  • A NEW CONSTITUTION: Amid worries about a strong central government, one Constitutional writer promises the federal courts will not control too much power.

  • ANNE'S FRIEND STANDS BY HER: Mary Dyer defies Puritan authorities and leaves Massachusetts with Hutchinson, but makes the mistake of going back to England.

  • Anthony, Susan B.: Susan B. Anthony, champion of women's rights, votes in the 1872 presidential election (Ulysses S. Grant vs. Horace Greeley) and is arrested three weeks later for illegally voting.

  • A ONE-HANDED FIGHT: If there is a threat against American interests in Southeast Asia, are we too cautious to invade North Vietnam?

  • A PERSECUTED PEOPLE: This group of English citizens break the law by moving and forming their own church in Holland.

  • A Poison Tree, by William Blake - Audio: William Blake (1757-1827) was a young man, in his late teens, when he witnessed the "Gordon Riots" in London.

  • Apotheosis of Washington - U.S. Capitol Rotunda: This image depicts The Apotheosis of Washington - a very large fresco on the ceiling of the U.S. Capitol Building.

  • A QUEEN LOSES HER HEAD: Mary is tried and convicted of treason; she is beheaded in 1587 and there are eyewitness accounts of her death.

  • A ROYAL CHILDHOOD: Learn about Marie Antoinette's royal childhood and see the three palaces where she spends her time.

  • Articles of Confederation: The Articles of Confederation were adopted by the American Continental Congress on November 15, 1777. These Articles were replaced by the U.S. Constitution.

  • A SECOND ATTACK?: In President Johnson's personal diary entries there seems to be a lack of urgency concerning the second air attack.

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