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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.
Closeup of starboard cathead aboard USS Constellation in 1985. Frigate interpretation. Paint is peeling and wood is splitting.
View of replica carronade aboard USS Constellation in 1985. Frigate interpretation. Carronade is located on spar deck under shrouds.
Closeup of deck patches along spar deck rail in 1985. Next to patch is another section of rotting deck planking. Frigate interpretation.
View of numerous deck patches on spar deck in 1985. Frigate interpretation.
View of spar deck of USS Constellation looking forward from behind mainmast in 1985. Substantial deck patching visible. Frigate interpretation.
Photograph of Chief Rigger Bob Allnutt removing rot from deck planking in 1985. USS Constellation frigate interpretation.
Deck level view looking forward from behind foremast fiferail at cathead aboard USS Constellation in 1985. Frigate Interpretation
USS Constellation, bow in, docked at Pier 1, Pratt St. next to new building.
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