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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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Interior of the Edison Botanical Lab, used to conduct experiments related to organic rubber.
Thomas and Mina Edison stand in front of a the 1886 electrical laboratory.
Thomas Edison poses in front of a Ford Model T (possibly his personal vehicle, given as a gift by Henry Ford).
A historic image of McGregor Blvd including palm trees and the entrance to Edison Park subdivision, at left.
In this image, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison stand in front of the 1886 laboratory.
Shown here, Mina's moonlight garden (referred to as "Memory Garden").
A brightly colorized image depicts a plaque dedicated to Edison by the city of Fort Myers.
The Grand Truck Railroad station, where Edison worked in his boyhood, is depicted.
A charcoal or pencil sketch of Thomas Edison in profile.
An image of the interior of Edison's Menlo Park lab, now residing in Dearborn, MI.
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