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Franklin Pierce - Franklin Pierce became President at a time of apparent tranquility. The United States, by virtue of the Compromise of 1850, seemed to have weathered its sectional storm. By pursuing the recommendations of southern advisers, Pierce--a New Englander--hoped to prevent still another outbreak of that storm. But his policies, far from preserving calm, hastened the disruption of the Union.

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1963. 17 Novembre. JFK Enjoying the still, cloudless weather which was unusual for that time of year in Palm Beach, JFK continued his weekend visit in Palm Beach. Four days later, JFK boarded Air Force One for a quick trip to Texas

Thanks to Hollywood, the word "cowboy" conjures up images of tough, independent men: solitary, weather-beaten and...white. But many of the Old West cowboys were African-American. Each October, the Black Cowboy Parade in Oakland, California celebrates the role African-Americans played in settling the West after the Civil War of the 1860s.

The Wilderness Road was the principal route used by settlers for more than fifty years to reach Kentucky from the East

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11 Viral Photos That AREN'T Hurricane Sandy

Arlington Cemetery as Hurricane Sandy approaches...standing guard today...and every day During previous hurricanes the Soldiers were told to abandon their posts by the president of the US. They respectfully refused the order and said they would be here no matter what...j

Harry Truman won the 1948 presidential election. The Chicago Daily Tribune's famous erroneous headline: Dewey Defeats Truman.

The Battle of Trenton took place on the morning of 12/26/1776, during the Revolutionary War, after General George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River north of Trenton, New Jersey. The hazardous crossing in adverse weather made it possible for Washington to lead the main body of the Continental Army against Hessian soldiers garrisoned at Trenton. After a brief battle, nearly the entire Hessian force was captured, with negligible losses to the Americans.


Barack Obama is officially one of the most consequential presidents in American history

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30 Fun Resources for Learning About Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone: Frontiersman (Heroes of History) by Janet Benge. $8.99. Publication: March 1, 2004. Author: Janet Benge. Publisher: Emerald Books (March 1, 2004). Reading level: Ages 8 and up. Series - Heroes of History

Untitled (Cowboy), 1989 Richard Prince (American, born 1949) Chromogenic print 50 x 70 in. (127 x 177.8 cm) Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift through Joyce and Robert Menschel and Jennifer and Joseph Duke Gift, 2000 (2000.272) © Richard Prince