Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States

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June 20, 1782
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  • Launchpad: The Albany Congress and Political Identity (North American Colonists)

    Created May 30, 2012

    Launchpad: The Albany Congress and Political Identity (North American Colonists)

    Examine the historic map by Emanuel Bowen of the British American Plantations below. Look at the Northeast and the area marked Iroquois:

    A Map of the British American Plantations, 1754, by Emanuel Bowen

  • Empire and Identity in the American Colonies

    Created May 29, 2012
    Empire and Identity: Join or Die

    In this lesson students will examine the various visions of three active agents in the creation and management of Great Britain’s empire in North America – British colonial leaders and administrators, North American British colonists, and Native Americans.

    Catholic mission in American southwest.

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    Lyndon Johnson delivers “We Shall Overcome” speech

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    March 15, 1965

    Congress makes “Star Spangled Banner” official national anthem

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    March 3, 1931
    Wampanoag warrior

    Celebrate "We Shall Remain" for Native American Heritage Month

    EDSITEment celebrates the PBS series "We Shall Remain" for Native American Heritage Month and shows how it can be used in the classroom.

    Photograph of a Hopi woman basket weaver, c. 1910

    Native American Heritage Month

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