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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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USS Constellation, CV-64, underway at sea during the 1990s. Air group is parked on the flight deck.
Plaque presented to the ship from crew of USS Constellation (CV-64). Medallion is logo of CV-64, w/ the 1797 frigate sailing next to an aircraft carrier. Plaque underneath reads "Presented to/USF Constellation/19 May 1978".
Five member color guard advancing onto platform at CV-64 USS Constellation ceremony in 1991.
Two civilians saluting flag w/ US Navy captain. Bow of CV-64 USS Constellation looming over ceremonial platform.
Captain of CV-64 USS Constellation receiving spike from USS Constellation from foundation representative. Both are shaking hands in front of the bow of the aircraft carrier.
Captain of CV-64 USS Constellation receiving spike from USS Constellation from foundation representative. Captain is holding mounted spike, while presenter is speaking. CV-64 visible in background.
Captain of USS Constellation (CV-64) presenting USF Constellation Foundation representative w/ pin at ceremony.
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