• 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

    Frederick Douglass delivers Decoration Day Address

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    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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