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One of Roosevelt’s greatest contributions was in the area of conservation. While president, he doubled the number of national parks and created the first 50 national wildlife refuges. Here he is at Yosemite National Park. | The President | Kids Discover

One of Roosevelt’s greatest contributions was in the area of conservation. While president, he doubled the number of national parks and created the first 50 national wildlife refuges. Here he is at Yosemite National Park.

September 3, 1783 -  The British and Americans sign a peace treaty in Paris, France. | Important Events of the Revolution | Kids Discover

September 1783 - The British and Americans sign a peace treaty in Paris, France.

In June 1779, British General Henry Clinton encouraged slaves owned by Patriots to escape. He promised that once they got behind British lines they would be free. In South Carolina and Georgia alone, 10,000 slaves followed his advice. Some did get their freedom after the war. | Women and the Revolution | Kids Discover

Women and the Revolution

This Day in History: The British are forced to evacuate Boston | Tara Ross

This Day in History: The British are forced to evacuate Boston | Tara Ross

April 19, 1775 - The Battles of Lexington and Concord are fought. | Important Events of the Revolution | Kids Discover

April 1775 - The Battles of Lexington and Concord are fought.

Growing Up to Be President | As a young man, Abe impressed people with his physical strength. He and his father cleared land and built the log cabins they called home in Indiana and Illinois. During Lincoln’s first presidential race, the country came to know him as “the Rail-Splitter.”

Growing Up to Be President | As a young man, Abe impressed people with his physical strength. He and his father cleared land and built the log cabins they called home in Indiana and Illinois. During Lincoln’s first presidential race, the country came to know him as “the Rail-Splitter.”

While the war was unpopular with some, others gave their all to support the troops. Throughout the North, women formed groups to knit and sew for soldiers. They also collected supplies. Then they shipped them off to the front. Society women in the North organized huge fairs. These raised money for war relief supplies. In the South, women supported the war effort on a smaller, more personal scale. From our Topic The Home Front | Kids Discover

While the war was unpopular with some, others gave their all to support the troops. Throughout the North, women formed groups to knit and sew for soldiers. They also collected supplies. Then they shipped them off to the front. Society women in the North organized huge fairs. These raised money for war relief supplies. In the South, women supported the war effort on a smaller, more personal scale. From our Topic The Home Front | Kids Discover

After the 1912 election, Roosevelt wanted a new adventure. He decided to go on an expedition to explore the Rio da Duvida (River of Doubt) in the Brazilian wilderness. The American Museum of Natural History sponsored the trip, and Kermit again accompanied his father. | After the Presidency | Kids Discover

What: The Rio Roosevelt Where: Estado de Rondônia, Brazil It was an idea first proposed in 1908 by Father Zahm—a priest known to President Theodore

President James Madison He is hailed as the "Father of the Constitution" for his role in drafting and promoting the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

It wasn’t easy to see Washington’s first crossing of the Delaware on Christmas night, 1776. The whole point was to cross while night’s darkness hid the boats. But nowadays, you can see the crossing in broad daylight at 1:00 p.m. every Christmas Day. About 125 reenactors stand in for Washington’s 2,400 troops. They parade on the Pennsylvania side before they cross. | Reenactments of the Revolution | Kids Discover

Reenactments of the Revolution

The framers of the Constitution were all white men. Most were wealthy property owners. They considered limiting the right to vote to other white men who owned property. But they let the states set up voting qualifications. Until the middle of the nineteenth century, most states still had property requirements. From 1848, there was a growing movement to allow women to vote. Finally, in 1920, the 19th Amendment gave women the vote. From our Topic Other Changes to the Constitution | Kids…

Other Changes to the Constitution

Sacagawea Joins the Expedition | Kids Discover

Sacagawea Joins the Expedition

The Boston Massacre, known as the Incident on King Street by the British, was an incident on March 5, 1770, in which British Army soldiers killed five male civilians and injured six others. The incident was heavily propagandized by leading Patriots, such as Paul Revere and Samuel Adams, to fuel animosity toward the British authorities.

The Boston Massacre and Crispus Attucks, who was leader and voice that day; The first to defy, and the first to die, with Maverick.

The Revolutionary War was a family event. So are many reenactments. Members of the Living History Association must go through a training period and supply their own authentic period gear before they can participate in reenactments. “Colonial” women and children help pound tent stakes, gather firewood, weave, and bake cherry pies over coals. | Reenactments of the Revolution | Kids Discover

Reenactments of the Revolution

New Yorkers tore down a statue of King George III on July 9, 1776. That was shortly after Washington’s army heard a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Most of the statue was melted down for bullets. Its head was put on a spike in the Blue Bell Tavern in New York City. From our Topic After the Revolution | Kids Discover

As news of independence spread, Americans began to celebrate. In New York, a mob pulled down a huge statue of King George on horseback and smashed it to pieces. Workmen later turned the lead chunks into bullets for Patriot guns.

Teddy Roosevelt - see comments for a link to an article about the 1912 election.

1912 Republican Convention

When Political Conventions Go Wild: 4 Knock-Down, Drag-Out Convention Floor Fights