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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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Photograph of CDV of Landsman William H. French, aged 87 years. French is seated in his old uniform, w/ medals and hat. One side has reverse w/ caption about French's service.
Photograph of engraving depicting slaves up on the platform w/ the auctioneer calling out for bids. Platform is surrounded a large crowd. A dog is corraling the slave children in the foreground.
Photograph of engraving depicting a slave being inspected by a prospective buyer. Slave traders are congregated off to the side laughing and joking.
Photograph of engraving depicting the slave deck of the bark Wildfire. Emaciated slaves are shown crammed onto the deck.
Photograph of painting by Arthur Disney showing USS Constellation under sail. 3/4 view off starboard bow.
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