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January 17: Happy Birthday Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) (sorry Jim should be who helped him) #benjaminfranklin #foundingfather #ushistory #bornonthisday #happybirthday #januarybirthday #january #trivia #interestingfacts ⭐️this will be the new setup it will not change again this year. If you don’t Like it I’m sorry but I thought this be compromise and this makes things easier for me. I will try do atleast 5 facts but It won’t mean that there won’t be more or less on some

The Washington Monument, seen through the columns of the Jefferson Memorial. #summervacation2018 #washingtondc #ushistory #washingtonmonument #jeffersonmemorial #exploredc

The Battle of Cowpens rages is South Carolina in 1781 as US General Daniel Morgan defeats the Brit Tarleton In the Battle at the climax of the movie "The Patriot". Let me know if you can see Mel Gibson in the picture. I've tried. #americanhistory #war #warfare #usarmy #ushistory #britishempire #redcoats #britishhistory #revolutionarywar #eighteenthcentury #northamericanhistory #europeanhistory

#dumorelearning at @elmhursthistorymuseum!

C.S.S. Virginia The U.S.S. Merrimac was stationed at Norfolk naval yard when the Civil War broke out. At the time she was an average wooden steam frigate. As the Union withdrew when Virginia seceded, they burned Merrimac to the water line so that she would not fall into Confederate hands. When the incoming confederates discovered the wreck, the remains were raised. An iron hull was built on top and she was made seaworthy again. The Confederates renamed her the C.S.S. Virginia. She was not the first ironclad but was among the first. The U.S.S. Monitor was built not long after in order to keep up with the relatively new technology. They would meet and fight against each other at the battle of Hampton Roads in the first ever battle between ironclads. Despite the end result of the battle being a draw, naval doctrine was changed across the world as others sought to build their own ironclads. #civilwar #americanhistory #ushistory #navalhistory #civilwarhistory #norfolk #battleofhamptonroads #militaryhistory #historybuff #usnavy #usn

She was a teenager visiting cousins in Los Angeles. They went to a local club where an impromptu singalong began. On a dare she got up on stage to sing. Soon she was the only one singing. The club owner offered her $25 to stay on stage. She needed the money to get home so she continued to perform. This was the beginning of what would become a legendary career for Joyce Bryant. She became a top nightclub performer, famous for her voice and for her look. But she also used her position to fight for civil rights, becoming the first African American to perform in many places around the U.S. Joyce tired of the nightclub scene by her late 20s and so she walked away from her lucrative career. Eventually though she came back. But this time under her own rules as a classical vocalist. And just like her previous music career, she found success. Sources: http://www.joycebryant.net/#!__intro/joyce-bryant, http://www.50shadesofblack.com/blog/meeting-legendary-joyce-bryant#.v41drryycpe= & "Joyce Bryant's Best Kept Secrets". Jet (Johnson Publishing Company) 7 (21): 59–61. March 31, 1955. ISSN 0021-5996 #history #historical #historic #historicalsnapshots #snaps #snapshots #snapshot #portraits #portrait #photo #photograph #photooftheday #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephoto #pic #picture #picoftheday #pictureoftheday #story #truestory #blackhistory #americanhistory #ushistory #rolemodel #rolemodels

GV Wire
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⌛ On This Day in History: 1991 – The Persian Gulf War, triggered by Iraq's occupation of Kuwait in August 1990, began on this day in 1991 with a U.S.-led air offensive against Iraq that continued until a cease-fire was declared on February 28. (Britannica)⠀ ⠀ #persiangulfwar #persiangulf #iraq #kuwait #august1990 #air #offensive #ceasefire #occupation #february28 #history #ushistory #onthisday #january16 #1991

The Company Foreman’s House at Double Trouble State Park in Berkeley Township, #newjersey. This structure, built circa 1900, was the year-round home of the “head” foreman who oversaw the management of the cranberry and saw mill operations. Double Trouble was originally a company town in the #pinebarrens that contained a saw mill, cranberry farm, and packing plant. The Double Trouble Company was formed to sell timber, millwork products, and cranberries. At the site’s height of activity, it was one of the state’s top 10 cranberry producers. Today, the village consists of active cranberry bogs and a number of original historic structures dating from the late 19th century through the early 20th century including a saw mill, cranberry sorting and packing house, general store, schoolhouse, and numerous worker’s cottages. The saw mill and cranberry packing house have been restored, but the rest of the buildings remain virtually #abandoned. #nj #njhistory #spreadthehistory #historygirl #history #travelblog #travelblogger #blogger #blog #history #ushistory #americanhistory #explorenj #njspots #jerseycollective #journeythroughjersey #historicsite #njstatepark #doubletroublestatepark #berkeleytownshipnj #statepark #architecture #archi_ologie #industry #cranberry #doubletrouble #pinelands

Since art programs have been cut from so many schools #artintegration is the only way we can ensure students have opportunities to express ideas creatively! #bringartbacktoschools #ushistory #benjaminfranklin #eighthgrade #teachart #letthemcreate

Lot of Five, Frank Coenen Sterling Silver California Parade Saddle Accessories a) Breast Collar. Stunning Frank Coenen pictorial breast collar, featuring six action-packed repousse cowboy scenes and a double golden-headed Eagle in the center. 32" x 43". A fabulous display piece on its own! b) Cinch. Coenen sterling covered vine and flower repousse pattern ends. c) Stirrups. Pair of Coenen repousse stirrups with rope edge, vine & flower motif inset with rubies. d) Saddle Drape. Heavy-gauge, double-sided, by Coenen, depicting massive and detailed eagle in high relief repousse work on a decorative floral background with silver rope edge. 15" x 17. Includes stand. e) Tassel Drop. Lavish Coenen silver tassel with sterling covered head. Includes stand. For sale at Mesa Old West Show & Auction, January 25-27, 2019 - Mesa, AZ #mesaoldwest #oldwestevents #auction #oldwest #antiques #collectibles #western #wildwest #westernstyle #americanwestern #westernlife #americanoldwest #ushistory #westernhistory #americanhistory #frankcoenen #breastcollar #tasseldrop #saddledrape #stirrups #cinch #cowboycrafts #cowboy #cowboys #cowgirl #cowgirls

WALKER EVANS▪️”Minstrel Showbill, Alabama, 1936”▪️Vintage gelatin silver photograph💥FOR SALE💥Comment or DM for pricing▫️Shipping available▫️ ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ #walkerevans #art #chicago #photography #fineart #moma #africanamericanhistory #nyc #artinstituteofchicago #christies #modernphotography #modern #americanart #vintageadvertising #sothebys #losangeles #americansouth #americanwest #vintage #ushistory #vintagephotography #modernart

Old Slave Mart. From 1856 to 1863, slaves were brought here to be bought & sold. This is a national #shame, but we can learn from this. In the words of Dr. Maya Angelou: “History, despite its wrenching pain cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage need not be lived again.” #pain #charleston #southcarolina #slavetrade #ryansmart #freedom #deepsouth #oldslavemart #mayaangelou #ushistory #southern #dixie #confederacy #slavery #courage #historylesson #freedom #historiclandmark #africans #africanamerican #blackhistory #american #slaveauction #blackamericans #atlanticslavetrade #slavenarratives

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Set of wet flies headed to Washington tied on vintage Mustad & Son #4 sproat bend hooks #paflyfishing

First step toward graduation 🎓, picking my concentration : Race and the American experience. #ushistory #ushistoryteacher

Remembering when we went to visit FDR’s home. For anyone interested in Presidents or History, I highly suggest. One of my favorite parts was seeing the contents of Eleanor’s wallet when she passed. #history #ushistory #fdr #springwood

Jimmy
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Tomorrow for lunch...Happy 313th Ben Franklin! #foundingfathers #heronapkins #bicpen #bicpenart #ushistory #lunchnotes #drawing #benfranklin

Capt. Thomas Gilbert Orwig, Civil War veteran and patent lawyer. After serving under General McClellan, Orwig moved to Des Moines where he lived out his remaining years with his wife and two children. #thomasorwig #civilwarsoldier #civilwarcaptain #woodlandcemetery #desmoinesiowa #amazingiowahistory #ushistory #ghostsandgraveyards👻

Easily capturing the feelings and resilience of many Americans in this challenging day and age: this image captured from a video made by Las Vegas resident Shaun Hoff during the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on October 1st 2017 which left fifty-eight concertgoers dead in total depicts a man who is simply holding a beer in one hand and giving the finger with the other straight towards the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the location where perpetrator Stephen Paddock was shooting from with an unknown motive on the thirty-second floor of the building before he later killed himself with one of his own weapons. ____________________________ #modernera #2017 #2010s #lasvegas #nevada #shooting #lasvegasstrip #lasvegasshooting #2017lasvegasshooting #route91harvestmusicfestival #american #americanhistory #ushistory #war #history #historical #historic #warhistory #historiansunion #united_historians #warphotography #warphotos #combat #soldiers #historybuff #historynerd #youcannotcensorhistory #stopcensoringopposingviews

We completed our unit on Andrew Jackson with.a Pop doll. The kids had to include at least 3 accessories. Some were very creative. Now if @funko._pop would make US historical dolls.... #iteachhistory #iteach8thgrade #iteachsocialstudies #teachersofinstagram #historyteacher #teacher #ushistory #americanhistory #andrewjackson #popdolls @funko._pop

Confronting the truth and legacy of racial terror lynchings in an undeniably visual way at EJI's Legacy Museum.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #knowyourhistory #themarchcontinues #blackhistory365 #knowledgeispower #cometogether #ushistory #eji⠀

Erika Lee
(@erkaerka)

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have been 90 on 01/15/19. This powerful clip is a good reminder for us all. 🙏 . "It's a cruel jest to say to a bootless man, that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps... they don’t look over the legacy of slavery and segregation.” . #mlk #mlkjr #blacklivesmatter #truth #ushistory #americanhistory #history #hero #americanhero

Abigail Adams was such a Queen In a letter dated March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams famously wrote to her husband, Revolutionary leader John Adams, urging him and the other members of the Continental Congress to “remember the ladies” when fighting for America’s Independence from Great Britain. Her desire was to give women equal rights in the new American government that would be formed once the US won the war. Sadly, it would take almost 150 years for women to receive the right to vote with the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920. Abigail Adams would serve as the second First Lady of the US from 1797-1801. #apush #apushistory #ushistory #apushmemes #history #historymemes #historymeme #americanhistory #revolutionarywar #revolution #americanrevolution #johnadams #abigailadams #adams #remembertheladies #firstlady #president

Today is the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 18th amendment, which called for alcoholic prohibition nationwide. Will you be toasting it with a spirit or incorporating it into your dry January with a 0-proof cocktail? Let me know! #retro #vintage #history #cocktails #mocktails #prohibition #historynerd #tiki #craftcocktails #pinupgirl #agentorgeat #drudarling #america #americanhistory #americanconstitution #18thamendment #booze #drinks #alcohol #dryjanuary #usa #ushistory

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Remembering Oklahoma City. ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sometimes it’s easy to continue with our lives after outrageously violent events such as 9/11 and the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, especially when it doesn’t affect us directly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m thankful for the opportunity to spend some time at the Oklahoma City National Memorial as I drove cross-country. I believe this stop was much more worthwhile than touristing through downtown. I don’t ever want to be ignorant of these past events and make light of how they have impacted our people. These are huge markers in our history. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Day 5 roadtrip | #ontheblog ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

White House picture ✅ 📷 @arroznchips

Jan 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes,” is ratified. The movement for the prohibition of alcohol began in the early 19th century, when Americans were concerned about the effects of drinking began forming abstinence societies. By the late 19th century, these groups had become a powerful political force, calling for total national abstinence of alcohol.  One year later the nation became officially dry. Despite a vigorous effort by law-enforcement agencies, they had failed to prevent the large-scale distribution of alcoholic beverages, and organized crime flourished in America. In 1933, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was passed and ratified, repealing prohibition. #prohibition #history #100years #ushistory #cheers🍻 #wewantbeer #alcohol #today #todayinhistory #thisdayinhistory #thisday

@history with @ezrepostapp On #thisdayinhistory 1919, the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes,” is ratified. The movement for the prohibition of alcohol began in the early 19th century, when Americans concerned about the adverse effects of drinking began forming temperance societies. By the late 19th century, these groups had become a powerful political force, campaigning on the state level and calling for total national abstinence. In December 1917, the 18th Amendment, also known as the Prohibition Amendment, was passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification. Nine months after Prohibition's ratification, Congress passed the Volstead Act, or National Prohibition Act, over President Woodrow Wilson's veto. The Volstead Act provided for the enforcement of prohibition, including the creation of a special unit of the Treasury Department. One year and a day after its ratification, prohibition went into effect—on January 17, 1920—and the nation became officially dry. Despite a vigorous effort by law-enforcement agencies, the Volstead Act failed to prevent the large-scale distribution of alcoholic beverages, and organized crime flourished in America. In 1933, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was passed and ratified, repealing prohibition. #prohibition #history #100years #ushistory

The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes,” was ratified by Congress on this day in 1919.

Hey, you guys know this! We’ll talk more about Prohibition (and it’s end) when we get to the Roaring Twenties in a couple weeks... 🚫🍻 #repost @history with @get_repost ・・・ On #thisdayinhistory 1919, the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes,” is ratified. The movement for the prohibition of alcohol began in the early 19th century, when Americans concerned about the adverse effects of drinking began forming temperance societies. By the late 19th century, these groups had become a powerful political force, campaigning on the state level and calling for total national abstinence. #prohibition #history #100years #ushistory

Marie Kondo’s trending decluttering philosophy wouldn’t have been popular in the U.S. in the mid- to late 19th century. In fact, the opposite philosophy seemed to reign--the more clutter the better! Head to the link in our bio to learn about America's changing views on clutter our blog. (Image via The Times--Philadelphia, 10.03.1891). . . . . . #tidyingup #mariekondo #clutter #victorian #bricabrac #historybuff #historylover #historygeek #historynerd #historylesson #ushistory #historygram #oldnewspaper #newspaper #newspapers #newspaperclipping #newspaperarticle #historicalnewspapers

All done and ready to go! New Republic Review Game #ushistory #middleschool #review #teacher

Edward H. Bohlin "Buck" Sterling Spurs An impressive pair of circa 1930s-40s sterling and 14K gold double mounted spurs with cookie-cutter rowels and single jingle bob. The attached straps are floral carved and are mounted with silver spots, 1 3/4" sterling horse head conchos and 3 piece buckle sets. A 1987 article written for “Spur Collectors Quarterly” states these spurs belonged to Buck Jones and were from the estate of Johnnie Bassett. Provenance: Boyd Magers collection. For sale at Mesa Old West Show & Auction, January 25-27, 2019 - Mesa, AZ #mesaoldwest #oldwestevents #auction #oldwest #antiques #collectibles #western #wildwest #westernstyle #americanwestern #westernlife #americanoldwest #ushistory #westernhistory #americanhistory #cowboycrafts #cowboy #cowboys #cowgirl #cowgirls #silversmith #edwardhbohlin #bohlin #bohlinmade #bohlincompany #spurs #westernspurs #cowboyspurs

Civil Rights Activist, Martin Luther King Jr., in 1961 at the age of 32. #mlk #usa #ushistory #history

@robholzberger rockin our Liberty Tee he got for Christmas. Hope you enjoy it!⠀ --⠀ #1776united #liberty #bestgiftever #libertyordeath #joinordie #america #ushistory #patriot #patriotism

BPV, a place for the seaworthy.

writing a DBQ is hard when you only know like 2 things that happened from 1400-1900 -cece _ _ _ _ _ _ _ #apush #history #apushmemes #historymemes #educational #funny #highschool #lol #yeet #apushmeoffacliff #memes #memeaccount #ap #ushistory #usa #america #americamemes #highschool #educationalmemes #lmao

George Rogers Clark Memorial, Vincennes, IN. I took my brother and his cat to the vet today. Got to town early, so I drove along the river to see the historic sites. #vincennes #georgerogersclarkmemorial #ushistory #somanyfieldtripshere #flurries

Over the holidays, we took our first family road trip from San Diego to the Grand Canyon! It was loads of fun with all three kids and our pup, and we got to spend time on the historic Route 66 checking out great diners and shops. Have you taken a road trip (with or without kids)? Where'd you go? Did you get a sweet momento? That's one thing I love about this pair (and the ornament, too!) It's a great reminder of good times and fun experiences 💛 - Briea

34 and S
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10 Hours Ago

@johncleaveland shares the story of these awe-inspiring landscapes #artist #artisttalk #landscape #painting #boothmuseum #kansas #georgia #atlanta #montana #artmuseum #ecology #history #ushistory

Mark
(@questermark)

10 Hours Ago

General Edward H. Tarrant Pioneers’ Rest Cemetery Fort Worth, TX : #latergram March 25, 2018 : “This stone marks his resting place. Tarrant County is his monument.”