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So, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you,
ask what you can do for your country." -- John F. Kennedy's
Inaugural Address on January 20, 1961. Kennedy was the 35th President.
Page: Feburary 19, 2001.
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Page: July 16, 2001.
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This Week's Trivia Question:
Who was the first African American Supreme Court Justice?
Page: Feb 26, 2001.
African American Supreme Court Justice.
which war did Florence
Nightingale earn the nickname,
"The Lady with the Lamp?"
War. In 1854, Florence and a team of 38 nurses went to the Crimea
to help wounded soldiers. Florence was gentle and kind, and the
soldiers admired her. She was a source of great comfort to the wounded
and sick. Florence's rounds continued into the night, and she carried
a lamp with her to light her way. This is how she became known as
"The Lady with the Lamp." Soldiers would kiss her shadow on the
walls as she passed. Read
a book about Florence Nightingale
Nightingale carring her lamp
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Did you know the Sojourner Rover was named after Sojourner
when the Mars
Pathfinder landed on Mars on July 4, 1997,
its rover was named the Sojourner Rover after the abolitionist and
champion of women's rights, Sojourner
Truth. NASA chose the name Sojourner (which
means "traveler") after a year-long world-wide essay competition
among 3,500 students. In their essays, the students explained how
the heroine's traits related to the exploration of Mars. The winner
was Valerie Ambroise, age 12. The other names considered for the
rover were: Marie Curie
(chemist), Judith Resnik (astronaut), Sacagawea
(guide and interpreter), Harriet
Tubman (abolitionist and Underground Railroad
conductor), and Amelia
a book about Sojourner Truth
Page: May 14, 2001.
- Did You Know
was a true hero in private as well as in public. He was our first
civil rights President. He cared about the Indians and the freed
slaves. The Treaty of Washington (1871) is mostly his work, though
he's never gotten enough credit for it. It settled claims against
Britain, and more important, it established neutrality and international
arbitration to avoid war. This become the foundation for the World
Court and League of Nations. My favorite Grant web site is the Ulysses
S. Grant Network."
- Nancy W. from Newark, Ohio
Page: April 23, 2001.
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Q: When was the Declaration
of Independence signed?
of Independence was signed by all the
delegates of the Second Continental Congress on August
2, 1776. The United States, however, celebrates its Independence
on July 4 because that is the day the Declaration of Independence
was adopted by all the colonies. Here are some important dates regarding
the signing of the Declaration of Independence:
July 2, 1776: The text of the
Declaration of Independence was approved
4, 1776: The Declaration of Independence was adopted
by all the colonies
8, 1776: The Declaration of Independence was read publicly
in the State House Yard in Philadelphia and the Liberty Bell was
2, 1776: The Declaration of Independence was signed by
all the delegates of the Second Continental Congress.
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about the birth of the United States
a book about the American Revolution
Page: July 2, 2001.
Jefferson, John Adams, and Ben Franklin drafting the Declaration
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