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Dialogue: Tales from the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Kelly has just returned from an exciting road trip, an expedition. And she's going to tell us all about it. So, welcome to the studio, Kelly! ANNA: Hi, Kelly. How are you?
Martha Washington, America's First First Lady
Martha Washington did not want to be the first lady of the United States. In fact, Martha Washington was very opposed to her husband, George Washington, accepting the presidency. When he was sworn in on April 30, 1789 in New York City, Martha Washington
Thomas Jefferson: The Nation's Third President
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy welcomed Nobel Prize winners to the White House. He said “I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible
Southern General Robert E. Lee Surrenders at Appomattox
The end of the American Civil War came in April 1865. Union General Ulysses Grant had pushed Confederate General Robert E. Lee and his army away from the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia. Lee's army fled westward across Virginia. The tired,
Continue or Stop the War? Voters Choose in Election of 1864
Each side had its own constitution. Under the Union constitution, Americans elected a president every four years. Eighteen sixty-four was such a year.
Actor Shoots Lincoln, Calls Him a Tyrant
On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union General Ulysses Grant. Within weeks, the Civil War would be over.
Lee Surrenders! … 150 Years Ago
On April 9, 1865 Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union General Ulysses Grant. The event marked the beginning of the end of the four-year U.S. Civil War that killed more than 700,000 people and freed the slaves. Today, Americans
Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About the 4th of July
This day will be remembered in American history, wrote John Adams in 1776. People will honor it with fireworks and celebrations. He was talking about the second of July. That is the day the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence from the