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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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Group of three tourists aboard the ship, w/ a young costumed interpreter discussing the ship's bell. A carriage-mounted gatling gun is next to the bell.
Father holding daughter, next to son, looking down into hammock rail.
Costumed interpreter at the helm talking to two female tourists in 1982.
Three teenagers, one male, two female, standing in front of the ship sometime in the 1970s.
Group of Cub Scouts crowding around a carronade on the spar deck w/ Dr. Browne (Paul Hjelmervik) lecturing. Frigate interpretation.
Father and two sons visiting the USS Constellation in the late 1950s. One son is holding the helm while the other is looking in the binnacle w/ his father.
Crowd of children on pier sometime in the 1970s. Inner Harbor is visible in the background.
Photograph showing visitors to the USS Constellation on Family Day 1990. Children are standing in line to get balloon animals from a balloon artist near the helm.
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