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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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Charles Scarlett, Jr (l) w/ colleague standing in front of bow of USS Constellation in the late 1950s.
USS Constellation in dry dock #5 at Locust Point. Ship is being restored, planking is approaching gun deck level. 3/4 view off starboard bow.
USS Constellation in Locust Point Dry Dock #5 in 1996. Ship has recently arrived, structural straps are visible. 3/4 view off port bow.
Photograph of workers painting the port side of USS Constellation. Aft 3/4 view off port side. Painters are working on scaffolding on small barges to paint the side of the vessel.
Port side profile view of USS Constellation docked at Pier 1 in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Aquarium construction is visible in the background. Ship is in frigate configuration.
Photograph of six reproduction cannon and one carronade stacked in the hold of USS Constellation sometime in the 1970s/1980s.
USS Constellation at Pier 1, Pratt St. in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore. 3/4 view off the port bow. Ship is in frigate configuration. Aquarium construction is visible in background.
Exposed drift pins visible during the dry docking of USS Constellation sometime in the 1960s/1970s. A section of the outer hull has been removed exposing the pins.
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