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The Court-Martial of Paul Revere

The Court-Martial of Paul Revere | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
Four years after Paul Revere’s midnight ride, a military disaster left the famous patriot under arrest and facing charges of insubordination and cowardice.
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Native Americans: Portraits From a Century Ago

Native Americans: Portraits From a Century Ago | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
In the early 1900s, Seattle-based photographer Edward S
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For my students - It's so easy to believe the people we learn about in history class are are just stories.  These photographs make us look into the eyes of some of the real people we read about.  How do these photographs change the story of the Trail of Tears for you? 

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A Mapped History of Taking a Train Across the United States

A Mapped History of Taking a Train Across the United States | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
The first steam engine railway travel took place 209 years ago today. Here, the story of how the Civil War impeded, and then accelerated, the progress of America's trains.
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Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, January 9, 2014 12:56 PM

A través de mapas e imágenes se muestra cómo la guerra civil norteamericana afectó al tendido ferroviario.

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Boston Tea Party

10 Things You May Not Know About the Boston Tea Party | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
As the 239th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party approaches, explore 10 things you may not know about the iconic political protest.
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2012 Presidential Election Interactive Map and History of the Electoral College

2012 Presidential Election Interactive Map and History of the Electoral College | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
Interactive map for the upcoming 2012 presidential election. Use it to predict which candidate will reach the necessary 270 electoral votes. The road map to 270 lets you see all remaining combinations.
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Bad Romance: Women's Suffrage

FOR LYRICS GO TO http://www.soomopublishing.com/suffrage WATCH THE BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO: http://youtu.be/MuPCfIM3NWo Bad Romance: Women's Suffrage is a pa...
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A Message From Fred Korematsu's Daughter

I got a chance to meet Karen Korematsu on August 29th, 2012.  She has an important message for us.

 

A video I produced for the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education in SF. The Institute is creating and distributing K-12 curriculum to ro...

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The Battle of Gettysburg - The United States Army

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This is one of the best audio-visual interactives describing the Battle of Gettysburg.  The site profiles individuals, describes weaponry, and more.  Enjoy!

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Associated Press

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was cast into deeper jeopardy Tuesday as the Supreme Court's conservative justices sharply and repeatedly questioned its core requirement that virtually every American...
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The Civil War, Part 1: The Places

The Civil War, Part 1: The Places | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it

Even if you've seen lots of Civil War photographs, you must take a look at these.  The resolution and variety is astonishing. 

 

Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War, a milestone commemorated by The Atlantic in a special issue (...

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Waverly group seeks funding to save building tied to Underground Railroad - News - The Times-Tribune

Waverly group seeks funding to save building tied to Underground Railroad - News - The Times-Tribune | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
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Introducing the Civil War Trust's Battle Apps

Introducing the Civil War Trust's Battle Apps | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
Learn more about the Civil War Trust's Battle Apps for iPhone. Our GPS-enabled apps allow you to wander the battlefield confidently. Learn more about the rich history of our Civil War battlefields from cutting-edge smartphone applications.
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How is power divided in the United States government? - Belinda Stutzman

How is power divided in the United States government? - Belinda Stutzman | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
Article
II of the United States Constitution allows for three separate branches of government
(legislative, executive, and judicial), along with a system of checks
and balances should any branch get too powerful.
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This is a very succint description of how the Constitution divides up the powers of goverment.

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8 Unusual Civil War Weapons — HISTORY Lists

8 Unusual Civil War Weapons — HISTORY Lists | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
Musket, bayonets and cannons weren’t the only deadly weapons to haunt the battlefields of the 1860s.
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Researcher finds slaves quarried sandstone used to build Smithsonian Castle

Researcher finds slaves quarried sandstone used to build Smithsonian Castle | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
Professor’s discovery adds to what has been a years-long reckoning with slavery’s role in landmarks
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10 Things You May Not Know About Abraham Lincoln

10 Things You May Not Know About Abraham Lincoln | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
As Steven Spielberg’s biopic of Abraham Lincoln hits the big screen, explore 10 things you may not know about the 16th U.S. president.
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APUSH: Antebellum Reform by David Burton on Prezi

David Burton, of Oklahoma, created this lesson on Antebellum reformers.  Thank you for sharing it, David.


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Well-done, high-interest lesson. Thank you, David!
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Jackson and the $20 Bill — History.com Video

Jackson and the $20 Bill — History.com Video | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
Why is Andrew Jackson--a staunch opponent of paper money--featured on the $20 bill?
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'Born In Slavery' Project Offers Close Look At Last American Slaves (PHOTOS)

'Born In Slavery' Project Offers Close Look At Last American Slaves (PHOTOS) | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
"Tisn't he who has stood and looked on, that can tell you what slavery is -- 'tis he who has endured," said one of the former slaves interviewed for the Federal Writers’ Project of the Work Progress Administration.
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Gates’s ‘Finding Your Roots’ is beginning its fourth installment

Gates’s ‘Finding Your Roots’ is beginning its fourth installment | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
“Finding Your Roots” is the fourth installment of Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s popular franchise, in which he digs into the genealogy of famous Americans.
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The Civil War, Part 2: The People

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More amazing Civil War photos.  These focus on the people of the war.

 

Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War, a milestone commemorated by The Atlantic in a special issue (...

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Truth to tell, the Stolen Valor Act is unconstitutional

Truth to tell, the Stolen Valor Act is unconstitutional | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it

Stolen Valor proposal is unconstitutional.

 

This story gets a bit complicated.  Hang in there.  It's fascinating to see how our constitutional system of  checks and balances works in this case. 

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Great Depression Photographs

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The Denver Post has this marvelous collection of depression era photographs from the Farm Security Administration Office of War Information and according to the Post "are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on...
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