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"Reporting America at War"

The NEH-funded film by Stephen Ives, Reporting America at War, explores the role of American journalists from San Juan Hill to the Persian Gulf in a three-hour documentary that tells the dramatic and often surprising stories of the reporters who wrote the news from the battlefield.

Germany invades Belgium; Britian declares war on Germany; Great War begins

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England declares war on France beginning the conflict known as either Seven Years War or French and Indian War

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President George W. Bush declares war on terrorism

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Lyndon Baines Johnson, 37th President of the United States, born

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President Truman orders desegregation of military forces

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EDSITEment in the College-Ready History Classroom: Visual Literacy and Cross-Text Analysis

As students analyze historical documents, they will begin to appreciate the differences between North and South and the changes afoot in the United States that contributed to the developing conflict.

Battle of Bunker Hill

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  • Launchpad: “Speech to the Third Army” by George S. Patton, Jr.

    Created June 3, 2013

    Launchpad: “Speech to the Third Army” by George S. Patton, Jr.

    George Patton awards the silver star to a black soldierDirections: This Launchpad, adapted from the What So Proudly We Hail curriculum, provides background information about the author and discussion questions to enhance your understanding and st