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 1783 - The British and Americans sign a peace treaty in Paris, France.
Women and the Revolution
This Day in History: The British are forced to evacuate Boston | Tara Ross
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.”
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
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.
The Boston Massacre and Crispus Attucks, who was leader and voice that day; The first to defy, and the first to die, with Maverick.
Reenactments of the Revolution
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.
1912 Republican Convention
When Political Conventions Go Wild: 4 Knock-Down, Drag-Out Convention Floor Fights