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Slavery in Early America - Life through the Lens of History

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A look at slavery in early America in terms of how we view American History and the role of the Founding Fathers.
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Some in academia dismiss the Founders that held slaves.  Fair or not?  What was slavery like during the tobacco era?  What was the true nature of slavery?

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Eisenhower: Mistake #2 - Life through the Lens of History

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Second in three part series on mistakes made by Eisenhower during World War Two.
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2nd of three posts focusing on Ike's mistakes as SHAEF commander.

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McCutcheon v. FEC: Political Cash and the Supremes - Life through the Lens of History

McCutcheon v. FEC: Political Cash and the Supremes - Life through the Lens of History | Life through the Lens of History | Scoop.it
A look at this recent SCOTUS ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC and a reflection on the history of campaign finance restrictions.
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A short history of campaign finance reform and the recent SCOTUS decision.

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History in the News - Life through the Lens of History

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Some interesting bits and pieces of history in the recent news.
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History in the News

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Russell Kirk: Purveyor of Modern Conservatism - Life through the Lens of History

Russell Kirk: Purveyor of Modern Conservatism - Life through the Lens of History | Life through the Lens of History | Scoop.it
Third of three posts about American conservatism. This post looks at Russell Kirk and his conservative philosophy.
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Edmund Burke: The Father of Modern Conservatism - Life through the Lens of History

Edmund Burke: The Father of Modern Conservatism - Life through the Lens of History | Life through the Lens of History | Scoop.it
First in a series of three posts on the roots of modern conservatism. This one is dedicated to the ideas of Edmund Burke.
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The Mussel Slough Shootout: Battling the Iron Horse - Life through the Lens of History

The Mussel Slough Shootout: Battling the Iron Horse - Life through the Lens of History | Life through the Lens of History | Scoop.it
This post offers a short history of the Mussel Slough tragedy and connects it to broader themes during the Gilded Age.
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The Victory Corps - Life through the Lens of History

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A short history of the Victory Corps in WWII with some website links that might be useful for homeschoolers and teachers.
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Jesus of Nazareth: Aslan v. O'Reilly - Life through the Lens of History

Jesus of Nazareth: Aslan v. O'Reilly - Life through the Lens of History | Life through the Lens of History | Scoop.it
A book review comparing Reza Aslan's "Zealot" with Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's "Killing Jesus."
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Teaching History: SHEG - Life through the Lens of History

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A review and introduction to the Stanford History Education Group and their work in history teaching.
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Great FREE teaching site for 7-12 grade history teachers.

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Eisenhower's Three Big Mistakes in WWII - Life through the Lens of History

Eisenhower's Three Big Mistakes in WWII - Life through the Lens of History | Life through the Lens of History | Scoop.it
An examination of three mistakes made by Eisenhower as SHAEF.
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First of a three post series on Ike's three big strategic mistakes oh WWII.

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What's to Like about Ike: A Teacher's Resource - Life through the Lens of History

What's to Like about Ike: A Teacher's Resource - Life through the Lens of History | Life through the Lens of History | Scoop.it
Resource for teachers about how Ike can be used in the classroom. Three lesson suggestions for different grade levels.
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Background info on Ike and some lesson plan ideas .

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Conservatism: Q & A - Life through the Lens of History

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Wrap up Q & A for my three part series on modern American conservatism.
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John C. Calhoun: A Bridge to Modern Conservatism - Life through the Lens of History

John C. Calhoun: A Bridge to Modern Conservatism - Life through the Lens of History | Life through the Lens of History | Scoop.it
Part two in a three post series on the development of American conservatism.. I look at John C. Calhoun as a transitional conservative figure.
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The Rising Sun over Brookings: The Brookings Bombing - Life through the Lens of History

The Rising Sun over Brookings: The Brookings Bombing - Life through the Lens of History | Life through the Lens of History | Scoop.it
The Brookings Bombing: What happened near Brookings, Oregon on September 9, 1942? Read and find out.
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Pleading the Fifth: Self-Incrimination Clause Controversy - Life through the Lens of History

Pleading the Fifth: Self-Incrimination Clause Controversy - Life through the Lens of History | Life through the Lens of History | Scoop.it
A short history of the self-incrimination clause of the 5th Amendment, including commentary on its current status.
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A Letter to America--Washington on the State of the Presidency - Life through the Lens of History

A Letter to America--Washington on the State of the Presidency - Life through the Lens of History | Life through the Lens of History | Scoop.it
Washington reflects on the modern presidency by means of a fictitious letter.
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The Ukraine: A Short History - Life through the Lens of History

The Ukraine: A Short History - Life through the Lens of History | Life through the Lens of History | Scoop.it
A short history is provided of the Ukraine along with some things to consider regarding the recent struggles there.
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