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- Signs & Symbols: Hieroglyphs
How did Egyptian hieroglyphs originate? Learn about the history of as well as interesting facts about this ancient style of writing.
- How Much Do You Know About Memorial Day?
Memorial Day is the day we all take extra time to remember fallen American soldiers, from the Civil War to the present. First known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is an important holiday for many families across the entire country.
- The French and Indian War and Its Background
The French and Indian War (1754-1763) was the North American part of a world-wide conflict between the French and the British. Their primary disagreement was over territory.
- Native American Participation in the Revolutionary War
North American colonists operated with the Native American in peace initially. But as their population grew, tensions arose. Although they were not encouraged to do so, Native Americans still chose sides during the Revolutionary War.
- The Montgomery Bus Boycott: Causes & Outcome
Sparked by Rosa Parks, a 381 day boycott of the Montgomery, Alabama city bus system ensued. After a year of protest, legal action, fire-bombs and peaceful demonstration, segregation on Montgomery's bus system ended, marking a tremendous victory for repressed African-Americans.
- The Life of George Washington: America's First President
George Washington (1732-1799) never threw a silver dollar across the Potomac, but he had the strength to found a nation. Learn some of the myths and facts of our nation's first president.
- Causes of the American Revolutionary War
What caused the original thirteen American colonies to fight for independence from England? A series of political and economic tensions that spread from Europe across the world. The colonists were finished having fewer rights and less freedom than true British citizens, so they fought back.
- Effects of Feudalism in the Middle Ages
What do you know about feudalism in the Middle Ages? Once you understand how the system of government worked during the Middle Ages, you'll be able to see the effects of feudalism in today's world.
- Harriet Tubman: Leader and Legend
Harriet Tubman was a runaway slave who helped dozens of other slaves achieve their freedom. Not only that, she served as a spy for the North during the Civil War and achieved many other feats making her a legend on both sides of the war. Learn more about her many accomplishments.
- Frederick Douglass: Orator and Reformer
Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was the most influential black orator of the 19th century. His autobiographies, newspapers and thousands of speeches changed the nation and the world. He worked his whole life for racial equality, women's rights, universal suffrage and education.
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