A basic list of key terms for American History

American History Timeline: It's important to know where your family fits in history. The history of the world around them affected their lives and the choices they made. It also affects the kinds of records created that you use to research your genealogy.

The Gettysburg Address - the greatest speech ever written.

The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U. President Abraham Lincoln, delivered the afternoon of Thursday, November One of the greatest speeches in the history of the United States.

Clark Gable (1901-1960) Major US Army Air Corps1942-44 WW II. "Although beyond draft age, Clark Gable enlisted as a private. Assigned to OCS he excelled and received a commission. He flew five combat mission as an observer/gunner in a B-17 earning a Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal. On his fourth mission, a 20mm shell cut the heel from his boot. His discharge was signed by Captain Ronald Reagan."

CLARK GABLE (actor and major in the US Army Air Corps who flew 5 combat missions as an observer/gunner in a and earned a Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal. His discharge was signed by Captain Ronald Reagan, fellow actor and future US President)

One of the most iconic images in American history: On Nov. 25, 1963 -- his third birthday -- John Jr. salutes the casket of his father, who was assassinated three days earlier.

One of the most iconic images in American history: On Nov. 1963 ~ his third birthday ~ John Kennedy Jr. salutes the casket of his father, President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated three days earlier.

Great quote from a Great President

Abraham Lincoln Quote - America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. It has never been so true as right now!

Daily Pledge of Allegiance

Children Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance as a Boy Holds the Us Flag in their Classroom

Daily Pledge of Allegiance in school. I remember when the words, "Under God," were added to the Pledge when I was in elementary school in the

Titanic Second Officer Charles Lightoller knew the real reason why Titanic hit the iceburg and sank. He protected White Star and kept the info to himself except for telling his beloved wife. He followed the "Women and Children" rule and dove into the ocean as it sank. He lead a group of others in staying afloat on an overturned lifeboat. He was the last survivor to board the Carpathia. His is a story worth reading. His version of what happened to Titanic is incredible.

Revealed after 98 years: The REAL reason why the Titanic hit that iceberg

Titanic-Second-Officer-Charles-Lightoller- highest ranking officer to survive- the last survivor taken aboard Carpathia. His granddaughter has revealed that a steering error was made in trying to avoid the iceberg that night among other details.

Pin it! I just can't help but repin this. A lot.

Obama showing Americans how he really feel about them! Worst mistake in the history of our country IMPEACH OBAMA.good bye worthless p.

9/11 Flight 93 in Pennsylvania

United 93 from Newark bound to San Fransisco, crashed in a field outside of Shanksville, PA. at am on Sept after a scuffle between hijackers and passengers and crew. United 93 is the only hijacked flight that failed to reach it's intended target that day.

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