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Section: Arts/ Entertainment
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11/22/2010

" We must grant the artist his subject, his idea, his donné: our criticism is applied only to what he makes of it. " Henry James 1843-1916

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Section: Communications
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11/22/2010

The act of imparting, transmitting, exchanging ideas, information between places or persons. Newspapers, radio, television, telephones, sign language and especially photography are many forms of communication. Professor Norman Thorpe, curator makes a statement regarding photography: "The photos show us things we would otherwise have to imagine from verbal descriptions." "That's why photos are so important they tell us so much more than any text does."

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Section: Disasters
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

The United States  has had it's share of occurrences of major disasters and catastrophes resulting from natural causes and acts of man. The pain, loss of life and suffering have been etched in the hearts and minds of its people. These notable events have served as historical markers, to the generations that follow.

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Section: Economics / Trade
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

How did the United States develop into the world's richest and most powerful nation from an inauspicious beginning as a collection of colonies where currency was in such chronically short supply that all sorts of substitutes, e.g. tobacco and wampum, had to be used as money? Organized labor continues to be an important political and economic force today.

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Section: Immigration
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

Leaving their homeland behind, with only the clothes on their back and valuable things in their hearts and minds, such as (family memories, songs, culture, skills, stories from their home land, traditions and  foods) they went to America, the gateway to the realization of their hopes and dreams of a new and better  life.

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Section: IndianTribes/Treaties/Chiefs/Leaders
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

American Indian Studies Programs were created at a number of Universities, which reflect the history, culture, and richness of the Native American experience in North America.

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Section: Individual States
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

"In dealing with the state we ought to remember that its institutions are not aboriginal, though they existed before we were born: that they are superior to the citizen: that every one of them was once the act of a single man: every law and usage was a man's expedient to meet a particular case: that they all are imitable, all alterable; we may make as good; we may make better." R.W. Emerson 1841

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Section: Military Related Information
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

"For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well organized and armed militia is their best security."  Thomas Jefferson: Message To Congress, Nov., 1808

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Section: Presidents Of The United States
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

"No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it."  Thomas Jefferson: Letter to Edward Rutledge, 1796. This section is a work in progress and will be updated periodically..

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Section: Resources For A Great Classroom Day
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

"No man can be a good teacher unless he has feelings of warm affection toward his pupils and a genuine desire to impart to them what he himself believes to be of value"  Bertrand Russell

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Section: Slavery In The United States
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

"Where slavery is, there liberty cannot be, and where liberty is, there slavery cannot be." Charles Sumner: Speech in New York, Nov. 5, 1864.

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Section: The Colonial Era 1600-1763
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11/22/2010

"The colonists, who came to the New World, were by no means a homogeneous band, but rather a variety of different social and religious groups which settled in different locations on the seaboard. Each  came to the new continent for vastly different reasons, and they created colonies with very different social, religious, political, and economic structures."

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Section: The Revolutionary Era 1763-1789
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

"If there was ever a just war since the world began, it is this in which America is now engaged." Thomas Paine: The Crisis, 1776.

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Section: Growth Of A New Nation 1789
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11/22/2010

"The structure of the government was profoundly changed in 1789, when the states replaced the Articles of Confederation with the United States Constitution. The Constitution was signed on Sept. 17, 1787, and ratified by the required number of states (nine) by June 21, 1788. It superseded the original charter of the United States in force since 1781 (see Confederation, Articles of) and established the system of federal government that began to function in 1789."

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Section:  The Civil War and Reconstruction
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

"The 'peculiar institution,' more than any other single thing, that separated the South from the North, was the African-American slavery. Following the 1860 election to the presidency of Republican Abraham Lincoln, 11 southern states eventually seceded from the Federal Union in 1861.They sought to establish an independent Confederacy of states in which slavery would be protected. Thus, slavery became the focal point of a political crisis." Library of Congress

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Section: The Industrial Revolution and Progressive Era 1877-1913
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

"Each morning sees some task begun, Each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose." H. W. Longfellow: The Village Blacksmith, 1841

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Section: Timelines
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

"Time! what an empty vapor' tis! And days, how swift they are: Swift as an Indian arrow_Fly on like a shooting star; The present moment just is here, then slides away in haste, That we can never say they're ours, But only say they're past. " Abraham Lincoln: Unnamed poem, c. 1828

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Section: Transportation
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

The evolution of how people got around in the United States

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Section: Women and Their Professions
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

"A Woman's right to make choices of professions and earn a living wage."

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Section: Worship
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

"Freedom of every person to worship God in his own way, everywhere in the world." excerpt from one of  President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four essential human freedoms.

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