UN establishes International Day of Peace

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President John Quincy Adams signs protective tariff (“tariff of abominations”)

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Lousiana Purchase Treaty signed

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President Truman seizes control of the steel industry to avoid strike

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Spanish adventurer Juan Ponce de León makes first known landing in Florida by a European explorer

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William Frederick Cody, “Buffalo Bill,” born

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February 24, 1846
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Senate rejects Versailles Treaty & U.S. participation in League of Nations

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Clockwise from top left: Presidents Roosevelt, Reagan, Truman, and Kennedy

PBS: “The Presidents”: EDSITEment’s Related Lesson Plans and Websites

For Presidents' Day, EDSITEment has collected lesson plans and websites covering the history of the presidency and some of its most famous office holders.

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World History for Us All

World History for Us All is a powerful, innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools.

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Literatures, Religions, and Arts of the Himalayan Regions

The products of this NEH-funded Summer Institute for School Teachers offers a wealth of curricular plans and interactive ideas for the classroom. Topics cover a variety of disciplines: history, geography, literature, religion, art, and environmental studies for every grade level.