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46 photos of life at a Japanese internment camp, taken by Ansel Adams

46 photos of life at a Japanese internment camp, taken by Ansel Adams | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
In 1943, legendary photographer Ansel Adams visited Manzanar, a Japanese internment camp in California's Sierra Nevada mountains.
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Pastrami on rye: A full-length history of the Jewish deli

Pastrami on rye: A full-length history of the Jewish deli | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
“If you think about 'Fiddler on the Roof' for example, there’s no scene where Tevye and his family are sitting around eating pastrami sandwiches,” says Merwin. “This was like the caviar of eastern European Jewish life.”
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Anita Hill on ‘Confirmation’ — A cautionary tale for a new generation - The Boston Globe

Anita Hill on ‘Confirmation’ — A cautionary tale for a new generation - The Boston Globe | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Twenty-five years after the Clarence Thomas hearing, sexual harassment remains a problem.
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"The Silent Minority" in the USA

"The Silent Minority" in the USA | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
America’s largest ethnic group has assimilated so well that people barely notice it
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A New Historical Atlas of America, Built for the 21st Century

A New Historical Atlas of America, Built for the 21st Century | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
The country’s most formative stories are coming alive in a new digital “Panorama.”
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On the Meaning of “Natural Born Citizen”

On the Meaning of “Natural Born Citizen” | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it

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During the current presidential primary election cycle, the meaning of the Constitution's phrase "Natural Born Citizen" has become a focus of debate. Here is one interpretation on this meaning.

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Address in honor of Alexander Hamilton by Stephen F. Knott

Address in honor of Alexander Hamilton by Stephen F. Knott | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it

IWP is pleased to post the transcript of Steve Knott's address at Trinity Church on the occasion of Alexander Hamilton's birthday on January 11.

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The Undoing of Reconstruction

The Undoing of Reconstruction | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
The historian who gave his name to the Dunning School, a group of scholars who decried Reconstruction, explained his objections to the United States government’s effort to establish racial equality in the post-war South.
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'Dances With Wolves' 25 Years Later: Has Hollywood Improved on Its Portrayal of Indians?

'Dances With Wolves' 25 Years Later: Has Hollywood Improved on Its Portrayal of Indians? | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
The Academy Award-winning film "Dances With Wolves" premiered 25 years ago this month, but has Hollywood changed its approach to Indian actors?
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50 years ago, the Watergate made D.C. sexy. Now it’s just the place I call home.

50 years ago, the Watergate made D.C. sexy. Now it’s just the place I call home. | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Here’s why there will never be another place like it in Washington.
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How a schoolteacher helped create the first black Peanuts character

How a schoolteacher helped create the first black Peanuts character | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
The first black character in Peanuts comics was a result of an exchange in 1968 between Charles Schulz and a Los Angeles schoolteacher.
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Inside the Salem Witch Trials - The New Yorker

Inside the Salem Witch Trials - The New Yorker | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Stacy Schiff writes about Cotton Mather and the diabolical doings in a Puritan Massachusetts town.
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What Will Become of Levittown, Pennsylvania?

What Will Become of Levittown, Pennsylvania? | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
The archetypal postwar suburb has less socioeconomic diversity—and hardly more racial diversity—than it did in the 1950s.
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Last Surviving Plains Indian War Chief Dies at 102

Last Surviving Plains Indian War Chief Dies at 102 | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Joseph Medicine Crow, acclaimed historian and the last surviving war chief of Montana's Crow Tribe, has died at the age of 102.
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Confirmation: Why Anita Hill Matters (HBO Films) | Facebook

Confirmation: Why Anita Hill Matters (HBO Films) | Facebook | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
A pivotal moment in American culture explored.
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Can the Constitution Govern America's Sprawling Empire?

Can the Constitution Govern America's Sprawling Empire? | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
The U.S. Supreme Court struggles to stretch a Constitution written for 13 coastal states to encompass non-contiguous states, dependent nations, insular areas, and a commonwealth.
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Muslims are to Trump as the Chinese were to President Arthur in 1882

Muslims are to Trump as the Chinese were to President Arthur in 1882 | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Today's rhetoric surrounding Muslim immigration recalls the era of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act.
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One of the important tasks students in AP US History are asked to perform is "synthesis" (or making connections over time) within their essays. Here is an examples of making connections over time.

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Unraveling the Many Mysteries of Tituba, the Star Witness of the Salem Witch Trials

Unraveling the Many Mysteries of Tituba, the Star Witness of the Salem Witch Trials | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
No one really knows the true motives of the character central to one of America's greatest secrets
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Racial harmony in a Marxist utopia: how the Soviet Union capitalised on US discrimination

Racial harmony in a Marxist utopia: how the Soviet Union capitalised on US discrimination | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Posters from the 1930s designed to attract Africans and African-Americans to the charms of communism highlight a fascinating, almost forgotten history
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Here's the real, forgotten meaning of 'The Wizard Of Oz'

Here's the real, forgotten meaning of 'The Wizard Of Oz' | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
VIDEO: An economic fairy tale.
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Why Princeton students want Ivy to drop Woodrow Wilson name, portraits

Why Princeton students want Ivy to drop Woodrow Wilson name, portraits | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
After a 32-hour sit-in outside the president's office, school officials are now considering some of the protesters' demands.
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"Cabinet Battle #1" from Hamilton the Musical explained

"Cabinet Battle #1" from Hamilton the Musical explained | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Broadway's hottest musical is also part of a historiographical revolution.
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World War II veteran couple celebrates 70 years of marriage

World War II veteran couple celebrates 70 years of marriage | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Jim and Ruth Bates, of Muskogee, recently celebrated 70 years of marriage − the same number of years since the end of the war that brought them together.2015 Veterans Day Parade mapGinnie Graham: What you can do today to thank a veteran
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