Lyndon Johnson delivers “We Shall Overcome” speech

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President Truman announces Truman Doctrine

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President Ronald Reagan delivers “evil empire” speech

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Congress makes “Star Spangled Banner” official national anthem

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Abraham Lincoln delivers Cooper Union speech

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Abolitionist Frederick Douglass dies

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Historian Henry Adams born

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American painter Grant Wood born

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A 19th-century Christmas cover for Puck magazine

The Gift of Holiday Traditions: Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas

Each year, December brings a month filled with holidays, celebrations complete with a variety of gift giving traditions, and school vacations. Before departing to enjoy the break from school, take the opportunity to discuss with students ritual gift giving in their own families and across cultural holiday traditions.

Exterior of the Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI

Jewish American Heritage Month

Each May, EDSITEment celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month by pointing to the rich array of educational resources on this subject.