Art History

Puritan Colonists

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The Puritans in New England

The New England colonies were founded by English Puritans who left England because they could not do as they wished in the home land. All Puritans were agreed in wishing for a freer government than they had in England under the Stuart kings and in state matters were really the Liberals of their time. In […]

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Founding of the Thirteen Colonies

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The 13 Original Colonies were the first places that Europeans landed and lived in North America. This land was not called The United States of America because it was not a nation yet. The Colonies were helped, owned, and governed by The British Empire.  So, the colonists followed British law, paid taxes to the British […]

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US Labor Day

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US Labor Day

The events that lead to the creation of the Labor Day federal holiday were important for American workers.  The public began to sympathize and support labor unions. The US celebrates Labor Day because of a bloody clash over 100 years ago that left 30 people dead and cost $80 million in damages From: Business Insider, […]

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Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin

  1706-1790 He is considered to be one of the greatest Americans that ever lived. He was the only person to sign the four key documents of American History:The Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Alliance with France, the Treaty of Peace with Great Britain, and the Constitution of the United States. By serving as […]

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The Manhattan Project – America’s Nuclear Bomb |story

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Main Gate at Los Alamos Laboratory

The Manhattan Project was the code name of a government program to develop an atomic bomb during World War II. Although over 100,000 scientists and engineers worked on the project throughout the USA, the main work was done at the  Los Alamos laboratory in the New Mexican desert. The whole project cost a total of […]

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Thomas Jefferson: An American Patriot

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There was a time on this land when the United States of America did not exist. Prior to the 1770s, the region was largely Indian country with the exception of 13 British colonies in the northeast part of the country. These colonies were known as the American Colonies, and were under British rule. The 13 […]