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Today in 1833: Benjamin Harrison, 23rd president of the United States, is born....

Today in 1833: Benjamin Harrison, 23rd president of the United States, is born. His wife supported his "America first" economic policy by wearing this American-made gown to his inaugural ball.

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History of America: The History of Washington DC and its Facts

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Washington, D.C. lies midway all along the eastern coast of the United States, about 90 miles internal from the Atlantic Ocean, south of Maryland, north of Virginia and 233 miles south of New York City.

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The duality of Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson is remembered as a progressive man who wrote the Declaration of Independence and called slavery an abomination, yet he was also a slaveholder himself who fathered several children by a woman he owned.


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Speakeasy Cards: A Prohibition-Era Ticket to Drink

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These speakeasy cards, collected between 1920 and 1933, served as certificates of membership and admission for illegal drinking establishments during Prohibition.

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How Did the Liberty Bell Get Cracked?

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Chalk the Philly landmark’s famous blemish up to faulty building materials from across the pond.    

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Election season: Remembering the strange election of 1876

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During the era of Obama and Romney, historian Roy Morris Jr. looks back at the contested nineteenth-century race.


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Looking at the Battle of Gettysburg Through Robert E. Lee’s Eyes

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Anne Kelly Knowles, the winner of Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awards, uses GIS technology to change our view of history...


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How John Quincy Adams' ugly win changed politics forever - Yahoo! News (blog)

How John Quincy Adams' ugly win changed politics forever - Yahoo! News (blog) | APUSH Worrell | Scoop.it

Yahoo! News (blog)How John Quincy Adams' ugly win changed politics foreverYahoo!


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The Band of American Women Who Tried to Stop Andrew Jackson’s Native American Removal Policy

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More than 60 women from Steubenville, Ohio, signed this 1830 petition begging Congress to reconsider Andrew Jackson’s plan to remove southern Native Americans beyond the Mississippi.

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New AP US History Framework | Grant Wiggins

New AP US History Framework | Grant Wiggins | APUSH Worrell | Scoop.it

A brief update from the just-announced framework for AP US History.

 

depth-over-breadth focus that now underlies all future AP coursestwo AP courses per year are being overhauledwill measure student understanding of the themesquestions will combine historical thinking skills with thematically based course learning objectivesemphasize mastery of ideas and skills blended with contentAP teachers are provided with the same flexibility college professors enjoy to emphasize specific historical examples, while de-emphasizing othersexam questions are written in a way that allows students to focus their responses on the historical examples that were taught in their courserelieves the pressure on teachers to cover all possible events and details, and frees them to engage students more deeply in exploring, understanding, and interpreting major historical events.
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