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Thomas Fleming, a longtime contributor and former president of the Society of American Historians, recently published the 50th anniversary edition of his Now We Are Enemies: The Story of Bunker Hill (American History Press 2010). Born in Jersey City, NJ, Fleming served in the United States Navy before graduating with honors from Fordham University. He was admitted as an honorary member of The Society of the Cincinnati, and has also appeared on C-SPAN, the History Channel, A&E, and PBS. Thomas Fleming’s most recently published book is A Disease in the Public Mind, A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War, to be published by Da Capo Press in May, 2013. He is currently writing Washington Vs Jefferson: The Conflict That Changed America's History.
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An impetuous and sometimes corrupt Congress has often hamstrung the efforts of the president since the earliest days of the Republic
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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.