May 14

Lewis & Clark set out for Pacific Coast

May 14, 1804

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The Philippines ratifies independence agreement

May 14, 1935

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  • Lesson 3: The Matter of the Philippines
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 3: The Matter of the Philippines

    The treaty of peace ending the Spanish-American War resulted in the United States obtaining the Philippine Islands from Spain. Despite intense political opposition to the acquisition of the islands, the U.S. Senate ratified the treaty. The political impact of anti-imperialist arguments, the difficult experience of suppressing native Filipino resistance, and the lack of attractive opportunities for further territorial expansion, all effectively stalled the American imperialist/expansionist movement.

Jamestown, first permanent British settlement in North America, is established

May 14, 1607

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  • Images of the New World
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Images of the New World

    How did the English picture the native peoples of America during the early phases of colonization of North America? This lesson plan will enable students to interact with written and visual accounts of this critical formative period at the end of the 16th century, when the English view of the New World was being formulated, with consequences that we are still seeing today.

  • Jamestown Changes
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    Jamestown Changes

    Students study census data showing the names and occupations of early settlers of the English settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. (Archaeology, U.S. Colonial History)