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The Archivist: Female pilot Elder flew before Earhart

The Archivist: Female pilot Elder flew before Earhart | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Mary Phillips: Before Amelia Earhart set her records for trans-Atlantic flight, another female pilot, Ruth Elder, was setting her own records. (Interesting article from @newsok about Ruth Elder, a pilot.
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August 16, 1896: Gold discovered in the Yukon

August 16, 1896: Gold discovered in the Yukon | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
While salmon fishing near the Klondike River in Canada's Yukon Territory on this day in 1896, George Carmack reportedly spots nuggets of gold in a creek bed. His lucky discovery sparks the last great gold rush in the American West.
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Three Ways Cooking Has Changed Over The Last 300 Years : NPR

Three Ways Cooking Has Changed Over The Last 300 Years : NPR | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
When you put a librarian and a historian in the kitchen with a centuries' old cookbook, you get a lot more than recipes. You also get a sense of how much the way we eat has changed — from how we define dessert to the size of our eggs.
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1851 Singer's Sewing Machine Patent Model | National Museum of American History

1851 Singer's Sewing Machine Patent Model | National Museum of American History | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Teaching invention & innovation? Today in 1851, Isaac Singer receives a patent for his sewing machine: http://t.co/v1dco7avuX
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August 11, 1934: Federal prisoners land on Alcatraz

August 11, 1934: Federal prisoners land on Alcatraz | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
A group of federal prisoners classified as "most dangerous" arrives at Alcatraz Island, a 22-acre rocky outcrop situated 1.5 miles offshore in San Francisco Bay.
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Marilyn Monroe's Gloves | National Museum of American History

Marilyn Monroe's Gloves | National Museum of American History | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Today in 1962: Actress Marilyn Monroe found dead in her California home at age 36. Her gloves - http://t.co/kqXp91lv0z
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Louis Armstrong [black-and-white photoprint], 1947.

Louis Armstrong [black-and-white photoprint], 1947. | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Louis Armstrong [black-and-white photoprint], 1947. (Today in 1901: Louis Armstrong, the influential jazz trumpeter, is born.
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12 Historical Speeches Nobody Ever Heard

12 Historical Speeches Nobody Ever Heard | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
As part of a 1983 NATO exercise, a speech was written for Queen Elizabeth to deliver in the event of nuclear war. Here are some other speeches that were prepared just in case.
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War of 1812: Two Perspectives | C-SPAN

War of 1812: Two Perspectives | C-SPAN | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Two historians offer different perspectives on the War of 1812.
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Happy 137th birthday, Colorado! When gold was discovered near the South Platte R...

Happy 137th birthday, Colorado! When gold was discovered near the South Platte River, near the future city of Denver, Colorado, it was difficult to send precious metal east to be coined. Local firm Clark, Gruber & Co.
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August 1, 1961: Texans head for the thrills at Six Flags

August 1, 1961: Texans head for the thrills at Six Flags | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
On this day in 1961, amusement park lovers "head for the thrills" as Six Flags Over Texas, the first park in the Six Flags chain, opens.
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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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The Everlasting Fantasy of Native Americans

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The timing couldn't be more ironic, or telling, about how we choose as a nation to frame Native America. It is so much easier to add our $12 to the coffers of Disney and Depp in order to enter the debate about our fantastical American history.
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August 19, 1909: First race is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

August 19, 1909: First race is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
On this day in 1909, the first race is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, now the home of the world's most famous motor racing competition, the Indianapolis 500.
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Signers of 1767 Non-Consumption Subscription – Last 4 of 8 Pages

Signers of 1767 Non-Consumption Subscription – Last 4 of 8 Pages | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Over 660 patriots signed the 1767 Boston Non-consumption boycott in 1767. Recognized names include Dr.
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Dorothy's Ruby Slippers | National Museum of American History

Dorothy's Ruby Slippers | National Museum of American History | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Where troubles melt like lemon drops... Today in 1939: "The Wizard of Oz" premieres in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. - http://t.co/tXEnKKjv3z
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A Butler Well Served by This Election

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This article, written shortly after the historic November 2008 election of the United States' first African-American President, briefly tells the story of Eugene Allen.  Allen, an African-American, worked in the White House during the terms of eight Presidents.  Throughout his tenure in the White House, he witness numerous changes within American society, culture, economy, and politics.  His story is the basis for "Lee Daniel's The Butler", which opens on August 16th.

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Agricultural Policy: How Food Shaped America | US History Scene

Agricultural Policy: How Food Shaped America | US History Scene | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
American land and agricultural policy laid the groundwork for the country’s geographic, political, and economic development (It's almost lunch time!
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August 4, 1944: Anne Frank captured

August 4, 1944: Anne Frank captured | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Acting on tip from a Dutch informer, the Nazi Gestapo captures 15-year-old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family in a sealed-off area of an Amsterdam warehouse.
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Twitter / cspanhistory: Christopher Columbus leaves ...

Twitter / cspanhistory: Christopher Columbus leaves ... | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Christopher Columbus leaves port of Palos #onthisday 1492 in search of Asia. That fall he was in the Caribbean. http://t.co/Vl8ygCR6el
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GREEN CORN REBELLION

The Green Corn Rebellion, a revolt against the World War I draft, began on August 2, 1917 at Sasakwa, OK http://t.co/39txsJB3Sd
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Lectures in History: The Year 1968 | C-SPAN

Lectures in History: The Year 1968 | C-SPAN | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
American University professor Leonard Steinhorn discusses consequential events that happened in 1968, including the Tet Offensive in Vietnam and President Lyndon B. Johnson’s decision not to seek re-election.
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Four lessons from Nixon's failed presidency

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Julian Zelizer says Nixon's story reveals danger of executive power and the important role Congress and the media can play (From @CNNOpinion "Four lessons from #Nixon's failed presidency": http://t.co/pdPiTjEYcK....
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The making of Americans: Immigration

The making of Americans: Immigration | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
The "melting pot" has been glorified, vilified, and dismissed as obsolete. But both census data and the stories of millions of individual immigrants indicate that the not-always-easy process of assimilation is alive and well.
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It is a melting pot.  It get less and less of the older immigrations, Irish, Italian and other, but newer immigrants add to this melting pot.  I once read someone said that their grandparents were Italian-Italian immigrants, they they were Italian-American, that their kids are American-Italian and thayt their grandkids will be American-American, the pot might get dilluted every so often, but someone will always add to it.

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From the Archives: A Fourth of July with the Presidents | The White House

From the Archives: A Fourth of July with the Presidents | The White House | Southmoore AP United States History | Scoop.it
Check out a gallery of selected images from presidents over the years as they celebrate Independence Day with commemorative ceremonies, White House picnics, family gatherings, and of course, fireworks.
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