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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The Space Race
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Walt Disney World
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Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster
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Mysteries of Florida's Coral Castle
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The Electoral College
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Space: JFK's New Frontier
Space: JFK's New FrontierVideo Clip (3:55)
Video Clip (3:55)
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Space Shuttle Crawler
Space Shuttle CrawlerVideo Clip (3:05)
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Ask Steve: The Space Program
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History Rewind: Chimp In Space
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Launch of Explorer 1 Satellite
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Native Americans: Legislation
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Speeches & Audio (3)
Election Night 2000
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Audio Clip (1:14)
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Al Gore Concedes Presidential Election
Al Gore Concedes Presidential ElectionAudio Clip (1:50)
Audio Clip (1:50)
On December 13, 2000, after a 36-day legal battle over one of the most contested presidential elections in American history, Vice President Al Gore concedes the U.S. presidential election to George W. Bush.
George W. Bush Speaks After Al Gore's Final Concession
George W. Bush Speaks After Al Gore's Final ConcessionAudio Clip (1:40)
Audio Clip (1:40)
After a 36-day legal battle over one of the most contested presidential elections in American history, Vice President Al Gore conceded the 2000 U.S. presidential election to George W. Bush. On December 13, after receiving the phone call from Gore, President Bush addresses the nation.
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