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

Frederick Douglass delivers Decoration Day Address

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Veterans History Project

Veteran’s History Project

The Project is an on-going oral history project from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, dedicated to collecting and preserving the experiences of thousands of American veterans. It also includes the stories of U.S. citizen civilians actively involved in supporting the war effort.

Winston Churchill delivers his "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat" speech

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Former President Richard Nixon dies

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Texas wins independence from Mexico

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President William McKinley asks Congress for a declaration of war against Spain

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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) founded

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President Wilson asks for Declaration of War against Germany

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  • Lyndon B. Johnson and the Crisis in the Dominican Republic

    Created March 25, 2013
    LBJ: Honduran soldiers

    In this lesson, students look at the history of the United States’s relationship with Latin America, and they then evaluate the competing priorities which shaped the American intervention in the Dominican Republic in 1965.