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“Save America’s Treasures” has been totally eliminated—the largest Federal program supporting preservation of such treasures as the original Star Spangled Banner and George Washington’s tent.
65% of Americans don’t know what happened at the Constitutional Convention, according to a recent survey by Newsweek.
The “Teaching American History” grants—the largest Federal program supporting history education—have been completely eliminated.
Visits to the Top 20 Civil War battlefields have dropped in half from 1970 to 2009 according to official National Park Service statistics.
40% of Americans can’t identify whom we fought in World War II, according to a recent survey by Newsweek.
A quarter of Americans believe Congress shares power over U.S. foreign policy with the United Nations, according to a recent Annenberg survey.
“There is little that is more important for an American citizen to know than the history and traditions of his country,” John F. Kennedy wrote in American Heritage.
The “We the People Program,” which touched some 30 million students and 90,000 teachers over 25 years, has been completely eliminated.
Two-thirds of Americans could not correctly name Yorktown as the last major military action of the American Revolution, according to a recent national Gallup survey.
The National Heritage Areas and Scenic Byways program, the only major Federal program encouraging visits to historic places, has been completely eliminated in Congressional committee.
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Aerial of model of new 1990 visitor's center building.
Living historian Will Priest leading a tour of the USS Constellation during the 1990 building dedication party. The group is shown on the spar deck.
Living historian Will Priest talking w/ guests at the 1990 building dedication party. Will is in 1812-period uniform w/ a tin mug.
Four guests lean against balcony rail during the party for the 1990 building dedication.
Four member band playing at building dedication in 1990. Band is set up out on pierside balconey.
Three guests standing in the gallery/museum room. Spartan displays have been erected in the cases for the dedication of the builiding.
Facade of the new 1990 building on the night of its dedication. People are out on balcony.
Couple looking at plaque on the rail of USS Constellation during the 1990 building dedication.
Couple on board for 1990 building dedication reading plaque on the rail of the ship.
Crowd gathered around foremast to listen to speaker during the 1990 building dedication. Speaker is behind podium on spar deck.
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