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With George Washington presiding, the Constitutional Convention formally convenes on this day in 1787. The convention faced a daunting task: the peaceful…
On March 2, 1776, General George Washington ordered American artillery forces to begin bombarding Boston from their positions at Lechmere Point, northwest of the city center.
On January 17, 1781, General Daniel Morgan and a mixed Patriot force routed British Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton and a group of Redcoats and Loyalists at the Battle of Cowpens.
England's longest-ruling monarch before Queen Victoria, King George III presided over Britain for 59 years.
On March 8, 1782, 160 Pennsylvania militiamen murdered 96 unarmed Christian Indians in their Moravian Mission at Gnadenhuetten in the Ohio Country.
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Jefferson is an insightful 2-hour presentation on HISTORY which examines his many identities and asks viewers to answer for themselves: who was the real Thomas Jefferson, and what is his most lasting legacy in our world today?
Teacher's guide to the bitter cold months of 1777, when George Washington led his troops to winter quarters at Valley Forge. There with Baron Von Steuben, they drilled the struggling group of individual militiamen into a unified fighting force.
Teacher's Guide to the program covering the last few weeks of the Civil War, from President Abraham Lincoln's second inauguration, to the surrender at Appomatox, the assassination of Lincoln, and the final laying down of arms by the Confederacy.