November 15

American colonies approve final version of Articles of Confederation

November 15, 1777

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  • Lesson 1: The President Under the Articles of Confederation
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    Lesson 1: The President Under the Articles of Confederation

    At the time the Founders were shaping the future of a new country, John Adams suggested the President should be addressed as “His Excellency.” Happily, others recognized that such a title was inappropriate. Though the proper form of address represents only a small detail, defining everything about the Presidency was central to the idea of America that was a work-in-progress when the nation was young.

General William T. Sherman begins March to Sea

November 15, 1864

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  • Lesson 2: The Battles of the Civil War
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    Lesson 2: The Battles of the Civil War

    Through the use of maps and original documents, this lesson will focus on the key battles of the Civil War, Gettysburg and Vicksburg and show how the battles contributed to its outcome. It will also examine the "total war" strategy of General Sherman, and the role of naval warfare in bringing about a Union victory.

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Lewis & Clark reach Pacific Ocean

November 15, 1805

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