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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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Color photocopy of view of the gun deck, looking forward from amidships, of USS Constellation. Galley ovens are visible.
Color photocopy of forward end of gun deck of USS Constellation in 1926. Note the galley oven to the left. Anchor chain visible running aft.
Color photocopy view of aft end of gun deck of USS Constellation. Note additional cabins built forward of captain's cabin partition.
Color photocopy of gun deck of USS Constellation in 1926. Ship has been armed with long guns to simulate the frigate.
Looking aft on the gun deck of USS Constellation. "Restoration" has commenced while the ship is in dry dock in 1964. Main hatch is open. Captain's Cabin visible aft.
View looking down gangway into orlop deck and aft magazine aboard USS Constellation during the frigate interpretation.
USS Constellation in dry dock at Maryland Shipbuilding in 1964. Off-center bow view. Entire vessel is visible, including stump masts. Scaffolding erected around lower hull.
Photograph of lower hull of USS Constellation, bow-on. Growth is visible on hull, as is decay.
Close-up of USS Constellation's scroll work.
Close-up of USS Constellation's scroll work. 3/4 view off of bow.
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