President Jefferson requests funding from Congress for Lewis & Clark expedition

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Elizabeth I crowned queen of England

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John Winthrop, founder of Massachusetts Bay Colony, born

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President Franklin Roosevelt delivers the Four Freedoms speech

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President Johnson outlines goals of his “Great Society” in State of the Union

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Annie Oakley, with rifle raised to aim and shoot

American Experience: "Annie Oakley"

As part of the Wild West collection on the American Experience, Annie Oakley returns on Jan. 31. She was the toast of Victorian London, New York, and Paris. She excelled in a man's world by doing what she loved, and won fame and fortune as the little lady from Ohio who never missed a shot.

What So Proudly We Hail: The Meaning of America Curriculum

Through the use of stories, speeches, and songs, this site seeks to educate hearts and minds about American ideals, American identity and national character, and the virtues and aspirations of our civic life. A ten lesson curriculum is included which covers the following topics: National Identity and Why It Matters, Freedom and Individuality, Equality, Enterprise and Commerce, Freedom and Religion, Law Abidingness, Self Command, Courage and Self-Sacrifice, and Compassion.

Riots at the 1968 Democratic convention

1968

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.

Women’s rights advocate Elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes first woman to testify before Congress

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Battle of Nashville

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