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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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Closeup of USS Constellation amidships, port side. Focus is on the exterior planking and the channels. Original hammock rails visible in upper right.
USS Constellation docked at Pier 1 after mainmast removal. 3/4 view off of starboard bow.
USS Constellation, port side view, docked at Pier 1 after removal of mainmast.
USS Constellation docked at Pier 1 after mainmast had been removed. Port side view.
USS Constellation docked at Pier 1. New mainmast is floating next to ship.
Gun Deck "restored" to 1797 aboard USS Constellation. Image is looking forward along starboard side.
View of the captain's cabin aboard USS Constellation in 1975. Cabin has been "restored" to 1797 appearence.
USS Constellation in dry dock at Maryland Shipbuilding in 1971. 3/4 view off port bow. Photograph taken at night.
USS Constellation in dry dock at Maryland Shipbuilding in 1964. Closeup of starboard side of rudder. Rudder chains are hanging down. All of the hardware is visible.
USS Constellation in dry dock at Maryland Shipbuilding in 1964. Detail of port side of bow. Workers are examining the cathead.
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