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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 in dry dock at Maryland Shipbuilding in 1964. Workers on scaffolding working on aft section of lower hull.
Image showing USS Constellation being moved into dry dock at Maryland Shipbuilding. Stump fore and mizzen masts. Hammock rails are covered.
USS Constellation in dry dock at Maryland Shipbuilding in 1964. 3/4 view off of port bow. Entire vessel visible. Workers examining hull.
USS Constellation in dry dock at Maryland Shipbuilding in 1964. Stern view looking up at hull. Platforms have been built around upper hull for workers.
USS Constellation in dry dock at Maryland Shipbuilding in 1964. Worker chiseling out rot from hull planking.
USS Constellation in dry dock at Maryland Shipbuilding in 1964. Closeup of lower hull, 3/4 view off starboard side of stern.
USS Constellation in dry dock at Maryland Shipbuilding in 1964. Image of worker testing hull w/ probe.
USS Constellation in dry dock at Bethlehem Steel in 1979. Temporary vertical supports installed in berth deck during dry docking.
USS Constellation w/ support straps fitted around hull. Straps are visible coming down from gunports. Masts and rigging have been removed.
Closeup of starboard cathead aboard USS Constellation in 1985. Frigate interpretation. Paint is peeling and wood is splitting.
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