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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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Marine living history reenactor holding musket during frigate interpretation on spar deck.
Living history gun crew posed w/ gun during frigate interpretation.
Living history gun crew working a gun during the frigate interpretation.
Living history sailor giving lecture about a carronade on the spar deck during the frigate interpretation.
Living history frigate interpretation on USS Constellation in the late 1950s. Costumed boy is coiling rope on capstan.
Living history gun crew working a carronade on the spar deck during the frigate interpretation.
Executive Director of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and Tourism Bob Willis posing in front of stern of USS Constellation wearing an early 19th-cen. naval uniform. Frigate interpretation.
Dr. Browne (Paul Hjelmervik) in medical uniform on berth deck, holding medicine bottle, during frigate interpretation.
Model of new 1990 visitors center building w/ small model of ship next to it.
Front view of model for 1990 visitors center building.
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