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  • 100 Decisive Battles from Ancient Times to Now: Although historians may disagree that this author has chosen the top 100 battles in the history of the world, the book conveys an unbiased look at important military conflicts which have shaped histor...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 22 YEARS LATE: Since 1965, PG&E knows their plants are putting harmful chemicals into the environment, but does not admit it for 22 years.

  • 22 YEARS LATE:

  • 300 - Thermopylae and Rise of an Empire: Leonidas, the king of Sparta, leads the Greek army against Xerxes' Persian army but is killed in the fight at Thermopylae. Later, Themistocles defeats Xerxes with superior naval power.

  • 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.

  • A BARBAROUS SENTENCE:

  • A BARBAROUS SENTENCE: Wallace is found guilty ofhigh treasonand crimes against English civilians and sentenced to death.

  • Abduction of Helen - Guido Reni: Guido Reni created a painting—The Abduction of Helen—in 1631. There is more to this painting than meets the eye of today’s beholders.

  • A Beautiful Mind: John Nash, a Nobel-Prize-winning genius who suffered from schizophrenia, died in a tragic car crash on May 23, 2015. He was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the film, "A Beautiful Mind.".

  • 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.

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

  • Abolishing the Slave Trade - William Wilberforce: After trying, for nearly two decades, to abolish the slave trade, William Wilberforce finally convinces Parliament to do the right thing on February 23, 1807.

  • 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..

  • ABOVE the SHOP in GRANTHAM: Thatcher grows up in a middle class family where independent thinking, being practical and loving politics is normal.

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

  • 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 BUDDING INTELLECTUAL: Dietrich Bonhoeffer speaks out against Hitlers position on Jews.

  • A BUDDING INTELLECTUAL: Dietrich Bonhoeffer speaks out against Hitler's position on Jews. He believes that to remain silent is wrong; to not act is, in fact, to act.

  • A CADDIE'S ADVICE: Caddies help golfers with advice to improve their game in a similar way that spiritual advisors help people to improve their lives.

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

  • Accused of Spreading Plague - Jews Burned in a Pit: During the 14th-century plague epidemic in Europe, Jews are accused of having something to do with spreading the "Black Death." In Strasbourg, residents take violent action against their Jewish neighb...

  • 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 CHANGE IN LEADERS: Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin are allies in the plan to defeat Hitler.

  • A CHANGE OF SCENERY: A note in the purported Maybrick "Ripper" diary indicates that after the writer leaves the Whitechapel area, he kills a victim in Manchester, England.

  • A CHANGING CULTURE: Britons remaining in their homeland rally and fight back through the telling of heroic tales, such as Beowulf.

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

  • ACHIEVING GREATNESS: Beethoven's last public appearance is at the premiere of his 9th Symphony in Vienna on May 7, 1824.

  • A Child Helps the Poor during the Irish Potato Famine: This illustration depicts the daughter ofCaptain Arthur Edward Kennedy, about seven years old at the time, distributing clothing to children and families in dire straits as a result of "The Great Fami...

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

  • ACHILLES: Greek mythology says that Achilles is half man and half-god; Achilles' only vulnerability is his heel.

  • 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.

  • A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - Video Clip: To help provide for his growing family, Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol over a period of three weeks in 1843.

  • 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 CLOSED SOCIETY: Britain's "high society" is closed to all who are not born into the upper class.

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