PrintEmail ALDEN WHITMAN ARTHUR A. EKIRCH C. VANN WOODWARD CHARLES PETERS DAVID BRION DAVIS DAVID HERBERT DONALD DID TRUMAN GROW IN THE PRESIDENCY? EDMUND MORRIS FRANCIS RUSSELL FRANK VANDIVER G. B. WARDEN GARRY WILLS HENRY F. GRAFF HENRY STEELE COMMAGER HISTORY SAYS FORD IS BUNK J. C. FURNAS JACQUES BARZIN JAMES MICHENER JOAN HOFF-WILSON JOAN PATERSON KERR JOHN LUKACS JOHN R. ALDEN KATHLEEN BRADY LINDA K. KERBER MARCUS CUNLIFFE MARGARET COIT ELWELL MAX FRANKEL MICHAEL KINSLEY NATHANIEL BURT NO CHEERS FOR ANDREW JACKSON OVERRATED & UNDERRATED AMERICANS PAULINE MAIER PETER ANDREWS PUT THE BLAME ON KENNEDY REAGAN: A SHORT-TERM PERSPECTIVE RICHARD N. CURRENT ROBERT CRUNDEN ROBERT DALLEK ROBERT H. FERRELL ROBERT NISBET ROBERT W. JOHANNSEN ROBIN W. WINKS STEPHEN JAY GOULD STILL LAUGHING AT COLUMBUS THOMAS FLEMING TWO WOMEN REEVALUATED UNCLE SAM VERSUS JOHN Q. PUBLIC WALLACE STEGNER WALTER LORD WILLIAM KIDD: GOOD GUY, BAD GUY WHY PRESIDENTS ALWAYS DISAPPOINT
Why do we need a national
nonprofit membership society for American history?
“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.