January 21

Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson, one of Robert E. Lee’s generals, born

January 21, 1824

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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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Alger Hiss convicted of perjury

January 21, 1950

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  • Lesson 2: The House Un-American Activities Committee
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    Lesson 2: The House Un-American Activities Committee

    In the late 1940s and early 1950s, relations between the United States and the Soviet Union had deteriorated to the point of "cold war," while domestically the revelation that Soviet spies had infiltrated the U.S. government created a general sense of uneasiness. This lesson will examine the operations of House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in the late 1940s.

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