• Launchpad: “Harrison Bergeron,” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

    Created November 9, 2012
    electoral map of united states

    Electoral College

    The Constitution provides for the president to be selected by an Electoral College, not by direct popular vote. Yet the Electoral College is one of the least understood aspects of the original Constitution.

    LBJ gives “Let Us Continue” speech

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    Veterans Day

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    Woodrow Wilson defeats William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt to become president

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    Nevada enters the Union

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    Frederick Douglass delivers speech at Freedman’s Monument

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    Pledge of Allegiance first recited in many U.S. public schools, marking the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s voyage

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    Thomas Jefferson becomes Secretary of State

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    African American abolitionist Maria W. Miller Stewart delivers speech at Franklin Hall

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