Abraham Lincoln delivers Lyceum Address

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President Franklin Roosevelt delivers the Four Freedoms speech

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What So Proudly We Hail: The Meaning of America Curriculum

Through the use of stories, speeches, and songs, this site seeks to educate hearts and minds about American ideals, American identity and national character, and the virtues and aspirations of our civic life. A ten lesson curriculum is included which covers the following topics: National Identity and Why It Matters, Freedom and Individuality, Equality, Enterprise and Commerce, Freedom and Religion, Law Abidingness, Self Command, Courage and Self-Sacrifice, and Compassion.

Andrew Johnson, 17th U.S. president and first to be impeached, born

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn publishes expose of Soviet prison system “Gulag Archipelago”

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Riots at the 1968 Democratic convention

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The Minnesota Historical Society, in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, the Chicago History Museum and the Oakland Museum of California, brings you a major exhibit documenting this pivotal year. The 1968 Exhibit is an ambitious, state-of-the-art, multi-media exhibit that looks at how the experiences of the year fueled a persistent, if often contradictory, sense of identity for the people who were there.

First Chief Justice John Jay born

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The 13th Amendment, prohibiting slavery, adopted

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