• Lesson 1: The United States Confronts Great Britain, 1793–1796

    Created January 11, 2012
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    This lesson will examine the ways in which Great Britain challenged American sovereignty in the early republic.

    American statesman Alexander Hamilton born in the West Indies

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    January 11, 1757

    Richard M. Nixon born

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    January 9, 1913

    League of Nations established

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    January 10, 1920

    General George C. Marshall, soldier and statesman, born

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    December 31, 1880

    Andrew Johnson, 17th U.S. president and first to be impeached, born

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    December 29, 1808
    Riots at the 1968 Democratic convention

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    The Minnesota Historical Society, in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, the Chicago History Museum and the Oakland Museum of California, brings you a major exhibit documenting this pivotal year. The 1968 Exhibit is an ambitious, state-of-the-art, multi-media exhibit that looks at how the experiences of the year fueled a persistent, if often contradictory, sense of identity for the people who were there.

    Battle of Nashville

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    December 15, 1864

    Movie version of "Gone With the Wind" premieres

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    December 15, 1939

    First Chief Justice John Jay born

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    December 12, 1745