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9 Things to Know About the History of Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865,...

How the Telegraph Helped Lincoln Win the Civil War

“What became of our forces which held the bridge till twenty minutes ago…? The President of the United States telegraphed a colonel...

The Statue of Liberty: A beacon of freedom

The Statue of Liberty, one of the most recognizable symbols of freedom and democracy across the world, was a gift of friendship to America...

The U.S. Constitution Needs You

According to federal law, September 17th is Constitution Day – a day that all federally financed educational and governmental institutions must teach about the...

How the Candy Bomber Got Its Name

Gail "Hal" Halvorsen who, at age 96, still flies, and does candy drops at American schools, as a way of helping understand that a...

What makes me proud to be an American: Thoughts on the...

What makes me proud to be an American? I’m proud to be an American when I think about the values on which it was...