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America The Story of Us — American Buffalo — History.com Videos

America The Story of Us — American Buffalo — History.com Videos | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
The construction of the railroad led to the near-extinction of the buffalo, which had sustained native populations for centuries.
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Dr. Seuss born — History.com This Day in History — 3/2/1904

Dr. Seuss born — History.com This Day in History — 3/2/1904 | TJMS 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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PBS Documentary - Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master of American Sculpture - The Shaw Memorial

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw led the USCT 54th Massachusetts regiment during the Civil War.  Known for its famous attack on Fort Wagner, the regiment was memorialized by artist, Augustus Saint-Gaudens.  Watch this touching PBS documentary about the memorial. 

 

The Shaw Memorial"Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master of American Sculpture" is a new PBS feature documentary film by Paul G. Sanderson III on the life and work of the great Ameri...

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African-American Leaders During Reconstruction

African-American Leaders During Reconstruction | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
During Reconstruction, many African Americans exercised their new rights and played an active role in the political, economic and social life of the South.
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Gettysburg — History.com Videos

For three days in a small farm town, we faced our deadliest enemy yet: ourselves. This Memorial Day, tune in to HISTORY for Gettysburg, produced by Tony Scott and Ridley Scott.
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The Underground Railroad

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You are a slave in Maryland in the 1800s. Can you escape? Learn what challenges slaves faced in National Geographic's Underground Railroad adventure. Get information, pictures, photographs, biographies, resources, and more.
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WGBH American Experience . Robert E. Lee . Preview

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The Preview. See the entire film at the PBS, American Experience website. Nearly a century and a half after his death, Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration. This film examines the life and reputation of the general, whose military successes made him the scourge of the Union and the hero of the Confederacy, and who was elevated to almost god-like status by his admirers after his death.

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Robert E. Lee, Primary Source Documents

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: PBS LearningMedia

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Grandson of slaves and raised in the Jim Crow south, Percy Julian beat the odds by pursuing an education.  He became a chemist who pioneered the development of synthetic hormones.  6:13 mins.

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Stephen Austin imprisoned by Mexicans — History.com This Day in History — 1/3/1834

Stephen Austin imprisoned by Mexicans — History.com This Day in History — 1/3/1834 | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
Escalating the tensions that would lead to rebellion and war, the Mexican government imprisons the Texas colonizer Stephen Austin in Mexico City.
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Booth: The Final Days — History.com Interactive Games, Maps and Timelines

Booth: The Final Days — History.com Interactive Games, Maps and Timelines | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
An in-depth view of the events leading up to the assassination of president Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth.
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Civil War 150

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Explore the Civil War 150, an immersive interactive on History.com. Find highlights on the people, places, events and technologies that defined the American Civil War.
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Century-old 8th-grade exam: Can you pass a 1912 test?

Century-old 8th-grade exam: Can you pass a 1912 test? | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
Here is an exam given to eighth-graders in 1912 in Bullitt County public schools in Kentucky. Can you pass it?
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Congress abolishes the African slave trade — History.com This Day in History — 3/2/1807

Congress abolishes the African slave trade — History.com This Day in History — 3/2/1807 | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
The U.S. Congress passes an act to "prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States...
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Salem Witch Trials — History.com Video

Salem Witch Trials — History.com Video | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
What really caused a group of young women to become feverish and delusional?
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Mission 2 | Mission US | THIRTEEN

Mission 2 | Mission US | THIRTEEN | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it

In order to play this interactive game, you'll need to register.  It's free, and it's fun. 

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Drawing By 10-Year-Old George Washington Found?

Drawing By 10-Year-Old George Washington Found? | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
If genuine, a sketch of a sailboat would be the earliest known document produced by George Washington.
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Frederick Douglass | History in an Hour

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Douglass died on February 20th in 1895.  Read more about him.

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From the Fields of Gettysburg

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A Valentine from a Rebel to a Yankee, sort of. Left during the Civil War battle at Gettysburg.  Just another WordPress.com site...

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Map 6: Countries and regions in the Atlantic World where slave voyages were organized, by share of captives carried off from Africa

Map 6: Countries and regions in the Atlantic World where slave voyages were organized, by share of captives carried off from Africa | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
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Meet Madam CJ Walker — History.com Video

Meet Madam CJ Walker — History.com Video | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
From her rough beginnings as an orphan, Madam CJ Walker went on to corner the market in black women's hair care and became the first self-made female millionaire.
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Sherman's March — History.com Interactive Games, Maps and Timelines

Sherman's March — History.com Interactive Games, Maps and Timelines | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
Explore General Sherman's March through the south during the Civil War, with an interactive map featuring battle and routes, from History.com...
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Homestead Strike Media — History.com

Homestead Strike Media — History.com | TJMS United States History | Scoop.it
The Homestead strike pitted one of the most powerful new corporations, Carnegie Steel Company, against the nation's strongest trade union, the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers.
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