The Civil War 150 is an immersive online experience, featuring infographics, historian picks and topical information, that highlights the 150 people, places, events and technology that defined America's greatest conflict. The interactive commemorates the Civil War's 150th Anniversary, and utilizes six thematic infographics to create an even more engaging "who knew?" experience:
Five Deadliest Battles – Nearly a quarter of a million men were killed or wounded during the five bloodiest clashes of the Civil War. Find out what happened at Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania Court House and the Wilderness.
Who They Were – Some wore blue and some wore gray, but the 3 million soldiers who fought in the Civil War had more in common than you might expect.
West Point Warriors – Almost 900 West Point alums served in the Civil War—in fact, they faced off against each other in 55 of the war's 60 major battles.
Paying for the War – Costing $146 billion in today's money, the Civil War saw rampant inflation—9000% in the South by the end of the war—and the first U.S. income tax.
Weapons of War – The Napoleon field gun, the minie ball, the Spencer repeating rifle, the telegraph and the railroad all helped to turn the tide of battle and changed the face of warfare forever.
How They Died – One in four soldiers—620,000 people—died as a result of the Civil War. That's 2 percent of the population—6.14 million people in today's terms.
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Little Rock Nine
Little Rock NineVideo Clip (2:28)
Video Clip (2:28)
Led by civil rights pioneer Daisy Bates, these nine brave Arkansas teenagers broke through racial barriers to become the first black students to attend Little Rock High School.
Bill Clinton on Martin Luther King Jr.
Bill Clinton on Martin Luther King Jr.Video Clip (1:44)
Video Clip (1:44)
Bill Clinton speaks on his memories of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Inaugural Address: Bill Clinton
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Excerts from Bill Clinton's first inaugural address on Wednseday, January 21, 1993.
Elvis Presley Joins U.S. Army
Elvis Presley Joins U.S. ArmyVideo Clip (0:38)
Video Clip (0:38)
In this Rewind video, the king of rock and roll fighting for his country! Forced into early retirement and departed from the public eye has left his fans all shook up. Elvis served his country with pride.
Glen Campbell on Arkansas
Glen Campbell on ArkansasVideo Clip (1:19)
Video Clip (1:19)
In this States video clip - Glenn Campbell on Arkansas: Glenn Campbell tells us about how life is growing up in Arkansas. Glen Campbell was one of twelve children born in a small town in Arkansas. This video clip is courtesy of The History Channel.
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Integration of Central High School
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In 1957 nine black students enrolled at the formerly all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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Orval Faubus Blocks Little Rock High School Integration
Orval Faubus Blocks Little Rock High School IntegrationAudio Clip (0:27)
Audio Clip (0:27)
On September 2, 1957, Governor Orval Faubus called out the Arkansas National Guard to prevent a group of African-American students, who later became known as the Little Rock Nine, from entering the all-white Central High School. In a broadcast that evening, Faubus defends his decision to call in the state's National Guard.
Clinton Delivers State of the Union
Clinton Delivers State of the UnionAudio Clip (2:41)
Audio Clip (2:41)
On February 4, 1997, in his first State of the Union address since winning reelection over Bob Dole in 1996, President Bill Clinton focuses on his administration's domestic policy.
Clinton Denies Sexual Relationship
Clinton Denies Sexual RelationshipAudio Clip (0:57)
Audio Clip (0:57)
In a public statement to the American people on January 26, 1998, President Bill Clinton denies allegations of having had an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinski.
Clinton Sends Troops to Haiti
Clinton Sends Troops to HaitiAudio Clip (4:55)
Audio Clip (4:55)
On September 15, 1994, in an address to the nation, President Bill Clinton reviews the reasons behind his decision to launch a U.S.-led military mission to restore a democratic government to Haiti.
Bill Clinton on the Death of Richard Nixon
Bill Clinton on the Death of Richard NixonAudio Clip (1:14)
Audio Clip (1:14)
On April 22, 1994, former President Richard Nixon died in New York City of complications resulting from a stroke he suffered three days earlier. President Bill Clinton eulogizes the former U.S. president.
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