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January 28, 1986: Challenger explodes

January 28, 1986: Challenger explodes | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
At 11:38 a.m. EST, on January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Christa McAuliffe is on her way to becoming the first ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into space.
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Mr. David Burton's comment, January 6, 11:35 AM
Arlis...absolutely; it's not original with me. I actually saw a similar item all over Jodi's school when I went to visit her in April 2013.
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Mr. Burton, How did you add your information on this scoop it? I would love to do this!
Mr. David Burton's comment, July 16, 3:21 PM
Mr. Gates, you create a new posting without a link to another source. Then just give it a title and type in your information. If you want it to permanently stay as the top post then you have to pin it in place.
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Gerald Ford and the U.S. Space Program

Gerald Ford and the U.S. Space Program | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
U.S. astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts take off for their Apollo-Soyuz rendezvous #OTD 1975. http://t.co/9I7JbcJSTc http://t.co/Ihr9k2coLk
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July 16, 1945: Atom bomb successfully tested

July 16, 1945: Atom bomb successfully tested | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
On this day in 1945, at 5:29:45 a.m., the Manhattan Project comes to an explosive end as the first atom bomb is successfully tested in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
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Black World War I Hero Could Finally Get The Medal Of Honor He Deserves

Black World War I Hero Could Finally Get The Medal Of Honor He Deserves | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
"We’re close to righting a wrong that was done 100 years ago." (Well known African American #WWI war hero is being considered for the Medal of Honor.
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Solomon Northup Day: born free, abducted, slave, wrote "12 Years a Slave"

Solomon Northup Day: born free, abducted, slave, wrote "12 Years a Slave" | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Solomon Northup was born a free man in 1808. In 1841, he was abducted and sold into slavery for 12 years. After he was restored to freedom in 1853, he published his autobiography, "12 Years a Slave".
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African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship

On July 9, 1868, the passing of the 14th Amendment gave full citizenship to African Americans. http://t.co/72VIpabGsh
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Confederate flag: Washington and Lee University removing display

Confederate flag: Washington and Lee University removing display | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
The Confederate flag has been in the school's Lee Chapel since 1930. In announcing the change, the Washington and Lee president also discussed Gen. Robert E. Lee, one of the school's namesakes.
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July 7, 1930: Building of Hoover Dam begins

July 7, 1930: Building of Hoover Dam begins | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
On this day in 1930, construction of the Hoover Dam begins. Over the next five years, a total of 21,000 men would work ceaselessly to produce what would be the largest dam of its time, as well as one of the largest manmade structures in the world.
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Summertime & swimming --> Reflections on Swimming Pools and Segregation

Summertime & swimming --> Reflections on Swimming Pools and Segregation | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Image: Racially segregated municipal swimming pool (East Potomac Pool) in Washington, D.C., in July 1942.


I was born in Washington, D.C. in the early 1950’s and moved to New York City when I was four years old.
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Why I love a country that once betrayed me

Why I love a country that once betrayed me | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
When he was a child, George Takei and his family were forced into an internment camp for Japanese-Americans, as a “security" measure during World War II.
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The True Story of Pocahontas—At Least, Today’s True Story

The True Story of Pocahontas—At Least, Today’s True Story | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
It’s so nice to be needed even after you’re dead. That’s what I was thinking during the rehearsal dinner for Pocahontas and John Rolfe at the Williamsburg Lodge, off Route 60 in Virginia.
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D-Day — History.com This Day in History — 6/6/1944

D-Day — History.com This Day in History — 6/6/1944 | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Discover what happened today in history. Read about major past events that happened today including special entries on crime, entertainment, and more.
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How Old Were Redcoats? Age and Experience of British Soldiers in America | Journal of the American Revolution

How Old Were Redcoats? Age and Experience of British Soldiers in America | Journal of the American Revolution | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
It seems that almost every author who mentions British soldiers in their discussion of the American Revolution includes adjectives like “young” and “inexperienced” without any basis for those descriptors.
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Honoring the Apollo 11 Mission - The New Nixon

Honoring the Apollo 11 Mission - The New Nixon | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
#OTD 1969, #Apollo11 lifted off for the moon. "They go in peace for all mankind." READ: http://t.co/jVcYdnjXYX http://t.co/ZxGofoM7HJ
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The Legacy of the 1964 Harlem Riot

The Legacy of the 1964 Harlem Riot | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
The Harlem Riot and others like it bear an important relation to today’s culture of mass incarceration.
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The Great War & American Music | C-SPAN

The Great War & American Music | C-SPAN | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
One-hundred years after the beginning of what was called the Great War, author Michael Lasser looks back at the music of World War I.
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150 years ago today: Civil War draft riots grip New York

For five days, the Steinways lived in fear that their support for the Union might bring destruction and death to their door.
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1950 to 2000 - Books That Shaped America

1950 to 2000 - Books That Shaped America | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
The titles featured here from 1950 to 2000 have had a profound effect on American life, but they are by no means the only influential or best ones.
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15 Vintage Portraits of Farmers in Overalls - Modern Farmer

15 Vintage Portraits of Farmers in Overalls - Modern Farmer | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
A dive into the Library of Congress Archives to bring you 15 vintage photos of some hardworking farmers wearing this classically agrarian attire.
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A Discussion with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor - 12/12/11 - YouTube

A Discussion with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on Monday, December 12, 2011. For more information on the ongoing works of President Reagan's Foundation, pleas...
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Sandra Day O'Connor's robe

Sandra Day O'Connor's robe | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Sandra Day O'Connor wore this robe on September 25, 1981, when she was sworn in as the first woman justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. The country's final legal authority is the Supreme Court.
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"History may be past, but our understanding of it is always on trial" History vs. Andrew Jackson - James Fester

"History may be past, but our understanding of it is always on trial" History vs. Andrew Jackson - James Fester | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Andrew Jackson was both beloved and loathed during his presidency. In this imaginary courtroom, you get to be the jury, considering and weighing Jackson’s part in the spoils system, economic depression, and the Indian Removal Act, as well as his patriotism and the pressures of the presidency. James Fester explores how time shapes our relationship to controversial historical figures.
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Supreme Court 101: Top takeaways from big rulings of the term

Supreme Court 101: Top takeaways from big rulings of the term | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Not since the 1950s has the US Supreme Court handed down so many unanimous decisions – 65 percent of its 2013-14 cases. There are two explanations for the rise in 9-to-0 rulings.
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Stand Watie & final surrender in the Civil War...on this day 1865

Stand Watie & final surrender in the Civil War...on this day 1865 | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Today in 1865 Confederate Gen. Stand Watie surrendered. He was the last Confederate general to surrender: http://t.co/tICXp4BumU #CW150
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Why Comparisons Between LBJ and Obama Can Mislead

Why Comparisons Between LBJ and Obama Can Mislead | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Although Obama’s critics often measure him unfavorably against Johnson, it’s important to recognize how much has changed since 1964. (Insightful article by @BrendanNyhan on the success of LBJ's Great Society Agenda and why Obama can't match it.
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Great Emigration departs for Oregon — History.com This Day in History — 5/22/1843

Great Emigration departs for Oregon — History.com This Day in History — 5/22/1843 | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Discover what happened today in history. Read about major past events that happened today including special entries on crime, entertainment, and more.
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