US History 1492 - 2011 Sam Pranger & Myles Rudholm

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  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus Discovers America

     Columbus Discovers America
    Christopher Columbus discovered America on 0ctober 12th 1492. He had 3 voyages to North America and also went to the Caribbean islands and areas around North America too.
  • Aug 23, 1497

    John Cabot Claims North America for England

    John Cabot Claims North America for England
    During this time John Cabot came to North America and claimed it for England. Plus most of the things that are known about Cabot's 1497 voyage comes from 4 short letters and a brief Chroncle entry,
  • May 19, 1534

    Jacques Cartier explores the Great Lakes and the the St. Lawrence River

    Jacques Cartier explores the Great Lakes and the the St. Lawrence River
    On this date Jacques Cartier explored the Great lakes and the St. Lawrence River. He also had 3 votages.
  • Virginia colony of Roanoke Island established by Walter Raleigh

    Virginia colony of Roanoke Island established by Walter Raleigh
    The Virginia colony of Roanoke island was a british colony and it is also known as the lost colony because when the ships came back to the island no one was there.
  • Captain John Smith explorer and founder of Jamestown

    Captain John Smith explorer and founder of Jamestown
    John Smith was a british explorer and soldier. He was also one of 105 sailers to sail there from England.
  • First Slaves imported to british colonies,

    First Slaves imported to british colonies,
    Twenty slaves in Virginia, Africans brought from Jamestown are the first slaves to be imported to the British's North American colonies. Like indentured, they were probably freed after a fixed period of service.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    It was signed by 41 ships and its 101 passengers. Also the Mayflower landed in the Plymouth Colony.
  • Boston Latin School

    Boston Latin School
    The Boston Latin School is a public exam school founded on April 23, 1635, in Boston, Massachusetts. It is both the first public school and oldest existing school in the United States.[
  • Harvard University

    Harvard University
    Harvard University is a private Ivy League university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States
  • Colonial slave trade begins

    Colonial slave trade begins
    Colonial North America's slave trade begins when the first American slave carrier, desire, is built and lauched in Massachusetts.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    An Act declareing the Rights and Liberties of the English people. Signed by the Paliment of England.
  • lightning rod

    lightning rod
    In 1752, Benjamin Franklin conducted his famous kite flying experiments and proved that lightning is electricity. During the 1700s lightning was a major cause of fires. Many buildings caught on fire when struck by lightning and kept burning because they were built mainly of wood.
    Benjamin Franklin wanted his experiment to be practical, so he developed the lightning rod.
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    French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War is the common American name for the war between Great Britain and France in North America from 1754 to 1763. In 1756, the war erupted into the world-wide conflict known as the Seven Years' War
  • Proclamation of 1763 by King George III

    Proclamation of 1763 by King George III
    Was the treaty saying what land would be the britishes' and what land would be the frenches'.
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    Stamp Act

    This was a direct tax imposed by the British Government to tax the colonies in America.
  • Santa Claus

    Santa Claus
    Santa Claus, or Santa, is a figure in the culture of North America, The United Kingdom, Ireland,Australia, New Zealand and more who reflects an amalgamation of the Dutch Sinterklaas, the English Father Christmas, and Christmas gift-bringers in other traditions. Santa Claus is said to bring gifts to the homes of good children during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve, December 24.
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    The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) or the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War, began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen British colonies in North America, and ended in a global war between several European great powers.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was written to say that the thirteen Colonies of America are no longer part of the British Empire.
  • First colony to free slaves.

    First colony to free slaves.
    Vermont is the first colony to free all slaves.
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    Articles of Confederation

    Was an agreement among the 13 states saying that this was going to be the first constitution.
  • Constitution

    Is a Supreme Law of the United States that was the start of the main US Government and law system.
  • when deleware became a state

    when deleware became a state
    The state ranks second in civilian scientists and engineers as a percentage of the workforce and number of patents issued to companies or individuals per 1,000 workers.[
  • Pennsylvania

    William Penn founded Pennsylvania with a land grant that was owed his deceased Father.
  • New Jersey

    New Jersey
    New Jersey is the only state where all its counties are classified as metropolitan areas.
  • Georgia

    In Gainesville, the Chicken Capital of the World it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork.
  • Connecticut

    The USS Nautilus - the world's first nuclear powered submarine was built in Groton in 1954.
  • Massachusetts

    The Fig Newton was named after Newton, Massachusetts.
  • Maryland

    King Williams School opened in 1696 it was the first school in the United States.
  • South Carolina

    South Carolina
    The state dance of South Carolina is the Shag!
  • New Hampshire

    New Hampshire
    The first potato planted in the United States was at Londonderry Common Field in 1719.
  • Virginia

    Virginia is known as "the birthplace of a nation".
  • New York

    New York
    The first American chess tournament was held in New York in 1843.
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    George Washington

    George Washington aka "father of His country" had 3 kids and one wife. George Washington refused his salery of $25,000 a year or equal to over $615,000 current a year.
  • North Carolina

    North Carolina
    The first miniature golf course was built in Fayetteville.
  • Population

    4 million
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    Rhode Island is the smallest state in size in the United States. It covers an area of 1,214 square miles. Its distances North to South are 48 miles and East to West 37 miles.
  • Vermont

    Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream company gives their ice cream waste to the local Vermont farmers who use it to feed their hogs. The hogs seem to like all of the flavors except Mint Oreo.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    This has 10 Amendments and these are laws to protect the Human rights.
  • Kentucky

    Cheeseburgers were first served in 1934 at Kaolin's restaurant in Louisville.
  • The Cotton Gin and Eli Whitney

    The Cotton Gin and Eli Whitney
    Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin revolutionized the cotton industry in the United States. Prior to his invention, farming cotton required hundreds of man-hours to separate the cottonseed from the raw cotton fibers. Simple seed-removing devices have been around for centuries, however, Eli Whitney's invention automated the seed separation process. His machine could generate up to fifty pounds of cleaned cotton daily, making cotton production profitable for the southern states.
  • 11th Amendment

    11th Amendment
    This amendment was put in order to overrule the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Chisholm v. Georgia.
  • Tennessee

    The city of Murfreesboro lies in the exact geographical center of the state.
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    John Adams

    the adams family was the first to move into the white house and when they movede in the paint was still wet.john was one of only two presidents to sign the Declaration of Independence.
  • Population

    5.3 million
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    Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson aka "man of the people" had 6000 books from his private library purchased from him for $23,590 (or equal to about $310,000 today) to help start the library of congress. Thomas was also the inventer of the swivel chair.
  • Ohio

    Ohio gave America its first hot dog in 1900. Harry M. Stevens created the popular dining dog.
  • 12th Amendment

    12th Amendment
    Provides the procedure to elect a President and Vice President.
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    James Madison

    James Madison aka "father of the constitution". james was short at 5'4 and weighed less than 100Ibs. madison was the first president to wear long pants and had previously been a congressman.
  • Population

    7.2 million
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    war of 1812

    The War of 1812 was a military conflict fought between the forces of the United States of America and those of the British Empire. The Americans declared war in 1812 for several reasons, including trade restrictions because of Britain's ongoing war with France, impressment of American merchant sailors into the Royal Navy, British support of American Indian tribes against American expansion, and over national honour after humiliations on the high seas.
  • Louisiana

    Louisiana has the tallest state capitol building in the United States; the building is 450 feet tall with 34 floors.
  • Indiana

    More than 100 species of trees are native to Indiana. Before the pioneer's arrive more than 80% of Indiana was covered with forest. Now only 17% of the state is considered forested.
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    James Monroe

    James Monroe aka "the last cocked hat". James attended college at the age of 16. he recieved ever electoral vote except one which was newhampshire.
  • Mississippi

    The world's largest shrimp is on display at the Old Spanish Fort Museum in Pascagoula.
  • Illinois

    The world's first Skyscraper was built in Chicago, 1885.
  • Alabama

    Alabama workers built the first rocket to put humans on the moon.
  • Poplulation

    9.6 million
  • Maine

    Maine is the only state that shares its border with only one other state.
  • Missouri

    Missouri is known as the "Show Me State".
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    John Quincy Adams

    John Quincy Adams aka "Old Man Eloquent" regularly swam nude in the Potomac River. Adams was the first president to be photographed. one of his sons died at age 28 by suicide.
  • Graham cracker

    Graham cracker
    The graham cracker was developed in 1829 in Bound Brook, New Jersey, by Presbyterian minister Rev. Sylvester Graham. Though called a cracker, it is sweet rather than salty and so it is a cookie—similar to the British digestive biscuit. The true graham cracker is made with graham flour, a combination of fine-ground white flour and coarse-ground wheat bran and germ. Graham crackers are often used for making s'mores and pie crusts.
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    Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson aka "Old Hickory" carried a bullet in his chest for allot of his life. Jackson was the first president born in a log cabin. He was thirteen when he joined the South Carolina militia.
  • Population

    12.8 million
  • Indian Removal Act (1838 Trail of Tears)

    Indian Removal Act  (1838 Trail of Tears)
    This law was signed by President Andrew Jackson to relocate the Native American tribes living east of the Mississippi River to live west of it instead.
  • Oberlin College

    Oberlin College
    Oberlin College is a private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, noteworthy for having been the first American institution of higher learning to regularly admit female and black students.
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    Texas Revolution

    The Texas Revolution or Texas War of Independence was an armed conflict between Mexico and settlers in the Texas portion of the Mexican state Coahuila y Tejas.
  • Oberlin College - First School to accept blacks

    Oberlin College - First School to accept blacks
    This College was the first to admit African-Americans' become students.
  • Arkansas

    Arkansas contains over 600,000 acres of lakes and 9,700 miles of streams and rivers.
  • U of M Founded in Detroit moved to Ann Arbor 1837

    U of M Founded in Detroit moved to Ann Arbor 1837
    The first classes were held 1841 and eleven men graduated in the first commentcement year of 1845. The University today have expanded and become won of the best colleges in the nation.
  • When Michigan became a state.

    When Michigan became a state.
    Detroit is known as the car capital of the world.
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    Martin Van Buren

    Martin Van Buren aka "The Little Magician" was the first president born in the United States. The term "O.K." was popularized because of Van Buren. His autobiography does not mention his wife once.
  • Vulcanized Rubber

    Vulcanized Rubber
    In 1843, Charles Goodyear discovered that if you removed the sulphur from rubber then heated it, it would retain its elasticity. This process called vulcanization made rubber waterproof and winter-proof and opened the door for a enormous market for rubber goods. On June 24, 1844, Charles Goodyear was granted patent #3,633 for vulcanized rubber.
  • Population

    17 million
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    William Henry Harrison

    William Henry Harrison aka "Old Tip" died in the white house after getting sick from not wearing a hat while delivering the 105 minute inaugural speech a month later. His widow received a $25,000 pension after her husband's death.
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    John Tyler

    John Tyler aka "Accidental President" was the first president whose wife died while he was in office. Five years after leaving office, Tyler was so poor he was unable to pay a bill for $1.25 until he had sold his corn crop.
  • Baseball

    Baseball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of nine players each. The goal is to score runs by hitting a thrown ball with a bat and touching a series of four bases arranged at the corners of a ninety-foot square, or diamond. Players on one team (the batting team) take turns hitting against the pitcher of the other team (the fielding team), which tries to stop them from scoring runs by getting hitters out in any of several ways.
  • When Florida became a state.

    When Florida became a state.
    Saint Augustine is the oldest English settlement in North America.
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    James Knox Polk

    James Knox Polk aka "Young Hickory" was baptized a Methodist a week before he died. also his wife Sarah Polk banned dancing, card-playing and alcoholic beverages in the White House. Polk also survived a gallstone operation at age 17 without anethesia or antiseptics.
  • When Texas became a state.

    When Texas became a state.
    Austin, Texas is considered the live music capital of the world.
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    Mexican–American War

    The Mexican–American War, also known as the First American Intervention, the Mexican War, or the U.S.–Mexican War, was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution.
  • When Iowa became a state.

    When Iowa became a state.
    Strawberry Point is home of the worlds largest strawberry.
  • Doughnut

    According to "Donuts and the Salvation Army" - While The Army may not have invented the first donut, it can certainly take credit for [helping] the popularity of donuts today. June 4-5 marks the 61st anniversary of Salvation Army 'Donut Day" In Chicago. The tag day was established in 1938 to honor the work of World War I Salvation Army ·'lassies' who prepared donuts for thousands of soldiers in World War I.
  • When Wisconsin became a state.

    When Wisconsin became a state.
    Wisconsin is nicknamed the Badger state.
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    Zachary Taylor

    Zachary Taylor aka "Old Rough and Ready" didn't receive notification of his nomination for president until several days after the nomination because Taylor refused all postage due correspondences. Taylor never established an offical place of residence and never registered to vote, He didn't even vote in his own election. But it wasn't until he was 62 that he cast his first ballot.
  • Population

    23 million
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    Millard Fillmore

    Millard Fillmore aka "The American Louis Philippe" refused an honorary degree from Oxford University because he felt he had "neither literary nor scientific attainment." Also Fillmore was the first president to have a stepmother. After Fillmore's presidentcy he became the chancellor of the University of Buffalo.
  • When California became a state.

    When California became a state.
    In California, there are more than 300,000 tons of grapes grown in California annually.
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    Franklin Pierce

    Franklin Pierce aka "Young Hickory of the Granite Hills" was arrested while in office for running over an old woman with his horse. During his second year at Bowdoin College in Maine, Pierce had the lowest grades out of anyone in his class. finally Pierce died of cirrhosis of the liver as a result of years of heavy drinking.
  • Michigan State

    Michigan State
    Michigan State is in East Lansing, Michgan and the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States.
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    James Buchanan

    James Buchanan aka "Old Buck" was unmarried, the only bachelor to be president. His niece Harriet Lane fulfilled the role of hostess. In 1832, he was appointed by Andrew Jackson to be the Minister to Russia.
  • pencil eraser

    pencil eraser
    Hymen L. Lipman is credited with registering the first patent for a pencil with an attached eraser on March 30, 1858. In 1862 Lipman sold his patent to Joseph Reckendorfer for $100,000, who went to sue the pencil manufacturer Faber for infringement. In 1875 the Supreme Court of the United States ruled against Reckendorfer declaring the patent invalid because his invention was actually a combination of two already known things with no new use.
  • When Minnesoda became a state.

    When Minnesoda became a state.
    The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesoda is 9.5 million square feet.
  • When Oregon became a state.

    When Oregon became a state.
    Oregon has the most Ghost Towns than any other state.
  • Population

    31.4 million
  • repeating rifle

    repeating rifle
    A repeating rifle is a single barreled rifle containing multiple rounds of ammunition. These rounds are loaded from a magazine by means of a manual or automatic mechanism, and the action that reloads the rifle also typically recocks the firing action. The term repeating rifle is most often applied to weapons in which the next cartridge is loaded by a manual action, as opposed to self-loading rifles, in which the force of one shot is used to load the next.
  • jelly bean

    jelly bean
    Jelly beans are a small bean-shaped type of confectionery with a hard candy shell and a gummy interior which come in a wide variety of flavors. The confection is primarily made of sugar.
  • Machine gun

    Machine gun
    A machine gun is a fully automatic mounted or portable firearm, usually designed to fire rounds in quick succession from an ammunition belt or large-capacity magazine, typically at a rate of several hundred rounds per minute.
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    American Civil War

    The American Civil War (1861–1865) was a civil war fought in the United States of America. In response to the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States, eleven southern slave states declared their secession from the United States
  • When Kansas became a state.

    When Kansas became a state.
    In Dodge City, Kansas it is known as the windiest city in the United States.
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    Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln aka "Honest Abe" was the first president to die by assassination. The contents of his pockets on the night of his assassination weren't revealed until February 12, 1976. At 6 foot, 4 inches, Lincoln was the tallest president.
  • Breakfast cereal

    Breakfast cereal
    A breakfast cereal (or just cereal) is a food made more or less from processed grains often, but not always, eaten with the first meal of the day or sometimes as a snack later in the day. It is often eaten cold, usually mixed with milk (e.g. cow's milk, soy milk, rice milk, almond milk), water, or yogurt, and sometimes fruit but sometimes eaten dry. Some cereals, such as oatmeal, may be served hot as porridge.
  • When West Virginia became a state.

    When West Virginia became a state.
    In Virginia, 15% of the nation's total coal production comes from West Virginia.
  • When Nevada became a state

    When Nevada became a state
    Nevada's nickname is the Silver State.
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    Andrew Johnson

    Andrew Johnson aka Tennessee Tailor kept from being removed from office by only one vote. When he was 14, he and his brother were sold as servants to a tailor, they had to work for him and in return they would get food, clothing and shelter.
  • Thirteenth Amendment

    Thirteenth Amendment
    The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution officially abolished and continues to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, passed by the House on January 31, 1865, and adopted on December 6, 1865. On December 18, Secretary of State William H. Seward, in a proclamation, declared it to have been adopted. It was the first of the Reconstruction Amendments.
  • When Nebraska became a state.

    When Nebraska became a state.
    Nebraska is known as the Cornhusker state.
  • When Nebraska became a state.

    When Nebraska became a state.
    Nebraska's nickname is the Cornhusker state.
  • When Colorado became a state.

    When Colorado became a state.
    Colorado's nickname is the Centennial State.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    This Amendment says that it prohibits the government from taking away peoples rights, liberty, and property without a certain reason.
  • American football

    American football
    American football is a sport played between two teams of eleven with the objective of scoring points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone. Known in the United States simply as football, it may also be referred to informally as gridiron.
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    Ulysses Simpson Grant

    Ulysses Simpson Grant aka"Hero of Appomattox" had his salary doubled well he was in office to the quavilent of $678000 today. Grant wanted to be a professor of mathematics when he got out of college. Before the Battle of Fort Donelson, Grant was a light smoker. During the battle a reporter spotted him holding an unlit cigar given him by Admiral Foote, and soon ten thousand cigars were sent to him in camp.
  • soccer peinceton vs. rutgers

    soccer peinceton vs. rutgers
    Intercollegiate football is forty-seven years old this season, the first gridiron game having been played between Rutgers and Princeton on Nov. 6, 1869, at New Brunswick. Rutgers won by a score of 6 to 4. The game at that time was a very unwieldy affair and there were twenty-five players on a side.
  • Population

    38.6 million
  • 15th Amendment

    This Amendment says that the government can't tell anyone that they cannot vote based on race or color.
  • Levi

    In late 1872 Jacob Davis, a Reno, Nevada tailor, started making men's work pants with metal points of strain for greater strength. He wanted to patent the process but needed a business helper, so he turned to Levi Strauss, from whom he purchased some of his fabric On May 20, 1873, Strauss and Davis received United States patent[5] for using copper rivets to strengthen the pockets of denim work pants. Levi Strauss & Co.
  • toilet paper

    toilet paper
    Toilet paper is a soft paper product (tissue paper) used to maintain personal hygiene after human defecation or urination. However, it can also be used for other purposes such as blowing one's nose when one has a cold or absorbing common spills around the house, although paper towels are more used for this particular purpose.
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    Rutherford Birchard Hayes

    Rutherford Birchard Hayes aka "Dark-Horse President" won the presidency by only one electorial vote. Of the five presidents who served in the Civil War, Hayes was the only one to be wounded. Hayes was the first president to graduate from law school.
  • Population

    50.1 million
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    James Abram Garfield

    James Abram Garfield aka Preacher President was the first left-handed president. Garfield could write Latin with one hand and Greek with the other. He was the first president to campaign in two languages.
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    Chester Alan Arthur

    Chester Alan Arthur aka "The Gentleman Boss" was the first President to have his citizenship challenged. Many people believed he had been born in Canada. Arthur served less than a year as Vice-President as Garfield was assassinated and he became President.
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    Grover Cleveland

    Grover Cleveland aka "Veto Mayor" is the only president to serve two nonconsecutive terms. While sheriff of Erie County, New York, Cleveland was also the public executioner and personally hanged two murderers. He was the only president married in the White House.
  • Coca-Cola

    Coca-Cola is a carbonated soft drink sold in stores, restaurants, and vending machines in more than 200 countries. It is produced by The Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta, Georgia, and is often referred to simply as Coke (a registered trademark of The Coca-Cola Company in the United States since March 27, 1944). Originally intended as a patent medicine when it was invented in the late 19th century by John Pemberton
  • Softball - George Hancock

    Softball - George Hancock
    In 1887, George Hancock, a reporter for Chicago Board of Trade, invented softball. He invented the game as a form of indoor baseball.
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    Benjamin Harrison

    Benjamin Harrison aka "Kid Gloves Harrison" was the grandson of 9th President, William Henry Harrison. When the first electricity was installed in the White House in 1891, the Harrison family was afraid to touch the switches. he was so formal and stiff when he first would meet you he was known as the Human Iceberg.
  • When North Dakota became a state.

    When North Dakota became a state.
    North Dakota's nickname is the Peace Garden State.
  • When South Dakota became a state.

    When South Dakota became a state.
    South Dakota's nickname is the Coyote State.
  • When Montana became a state.

    When Montana became a state.
    Montana's nickname is the Treasure State.
  • When Washington became a state.

    When Washington became a state.
    Washington's nickname is the Evergreen State.
  • Population

    62.9 million
  • When Idaho became a State.

    When Idaho became a State.
    Idaho's nickname is the Gem State.
  • When Wyoming became a state.

    When Wyoming became a state.
    Wyoming's nickname is the Cowboy State.
  • CMU

    CMU is a public research university located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan and it is one of the nations top 100 public universities in the country.
  • radio

    The meaning and usage of the word "radio" has developed in parallel with developments within the field of communications and can be seen to have three distinct phases: electromagnetic waves and experimentation; wireless communication and technical development; and radio broadcasting and commercialization. Many individuals—inventors, engineers, developers, businessmen - contributed to produce the modern idea of radio and thus the origins and 'invention' are multiple and controversial.
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    Grover Cleveland

    Grover Cleveland aka "Veto Mayor" is the only president to serve two nonconsecutive terms. While sheriff of Erie County, New York, Cleveland was also the public executioner and personally hanged two murderers. He was the only president married in the White House.
  • corn flakes

    corn flakes
    The accidental legacy of corn flakes goes back to the late 19th century, when a team of Seventh-day Adventists began to develop new food to adhere to the vegetarian diet recommended by the church. Members of the group experimented with a number of different grains, including wheat, oats, rice, barley, and corn.
  • Volleyball

    William Morgan invented volleyball in 1895. Volleyball can either be played as beach volleyball or organized school volleyball.
  • When Utah became a state.

    When Utah became a state.
    Utah's nickname is the Beehive State.
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    William McKinley

    William McKinley aka "Idol of Ohio" enjoyed the opera, the theater and cribbage. In 1901 he was shot by Leon Czolgosz after giving a speech. He lived eight days after being shot.
  • Population

    76.2 million
  • car oldsmobile

    car oldsmobile
    Oldsmobile was a brand of American automobile produced for most of its existence by General Motors. It was founded by Ransom E. Olds in 1897. In its 107-year history, it produced 35.2 million cars, including at least 14 million built at its Lansing, Michigan factory. When it was phased out in 2004, Oldsmobile was the oldest surviving American automobile marque, and one of the oldest in the world, after Daimler and Peugeot.
  • Assembly line

    Assembly line
    An assembly line is a manufacturing process (sometimes called progressive assembly) in which parts (usually interchangeable parts) are added to a product in a sequential manner using optimally planned logistics to create a finished product much faster than with handcrafting-type methods.
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    Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt aka "Trust-Buster" rode horseback, hunted, and boxed while he was President. The inspiration for the teddy bear is believed to have come from a political cartoon about a bear-hunting trip Roosevelt went on in 1902.
  • Teddy Bear - Morris Michtom

    Teddy Bear - Morris  Michtom
    A Teddy Bear is usually stuffed with soft white cotton and has nice smooth fur. Teddy Bears' are very popular around holidays.
  • Banana Split - David Strickler

    Banana Split - David Strickler
    This is an ice cream based dessert with many differnt types of flavors. Also a banana is cut in half and put in the center hense the term Split.
  • When Oklahoma became a state.

    When Oklahoma became a state.
    Oklahoma's nickname is the Sooner State.
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    William Howard Taft

    William Howard Taft was the second president to get a salaryraise equivelent too $1.36 million today. He once got stuck in the White House bathtub and had a special one installed that was large enough to hold four men. He never really wanted to be President. He wanted to be Cheif Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Population

    92.2 million
  • When New Mexico became a state.

    When New Mexico became a state.
    New Mexico's nickname is the Land of Enchantment.
  • When Arizona became a state.

    When Arizona became a state.
    Arizona's nickname is the Grand Canyon State.
  • 16th Amendment (income tax)

    16th Amendment  (income tax)
    Allows the congress to do income tax without appointing (letting know / telling) it to the states or basing it on the Census results.
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    Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson aka"Schoolmaster in Politics" loved to attend the theater, especially Vaudeville. Toward the end of his Presidency, Wilson suffered a stroke which paralyzed his left side. He was the first President to earn a Ph.D.
  • 17th Amendment (direct election of United States Senators by popular vote)

    17th Amendment (direct election of United States Senators by popular vote)
    This Amendment says that people can now be elected by being voted in by other people hense the term "popular vote".
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    World War I

    World War I (WWI), which was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter, was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It involved all the world's great powers.
  • 18th Amendment (prohibits alcohol)

    18th Amendment (prohibits alcohol)
    This Amendment says that people are not allowed to drink alcohol, but people still produced it and if they got caught they were criminalized by the government.
  • Population

    106 million
  • 19th Amendment - Women's right to vote

    19th Amendment - Women's right to vote
    This Amendment declares that no citizen can be denied to vote based on race, color, or gender.
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    Warren Gamaliel Harding

    Warren Gamaliel Harding was the first newspaper publisher to be elected president. He suffered nervous breakdowns at the age of 24 and had to spend some time in a sanitarium. While president, Harding played golf, poker twice a week, followed baseball and boxing, and sneaked off to burlesque shows. His advisors were known as the "Poker Cabinet" because they all played poker together. Harding wore size fourteen shoes. He had the largest feet of the presidents.
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    Calvin Coolidge

    Calvin Coolidge aka "Silent Cal" had an electronic horse installed in the White House. He was the first president to be born on July fourth. He was the first president to be sworn in by his father.
  • Kool Aid

    Kool Aid
    By 1927 Mr. Perkins had six differnt flavors of Kool Aid raspberry (Mr. Perkins’ favorite), cherry, grape, lemon, orange and root-beer. Strawberry was added later.
  • Televison - Philo T. Farnsworth

    Televison - Philo T. Farnsworth
    On 1927 Philo T. Farnsworth invented the Televison. In 1934 Britian bought a liscence from Farnsworth to make a television.
  • Bubble Gum - Walter Diemer

    Bubble Gum - Walter Diemer
    Walter Diemer was working as an accountant for the Fleer Chewing Gum Company in Philadelphia; when in his spare time was playing around with new gum recipes. His new gum was so successful that is sold over 1.5 million dollars in a year.
  • Mickey Mouse - Walt Disney

    Mickey Mouse -  Walt Disney
    Mickey Mouse is a cartoon character created in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks by Walt Disney Studios. He is a black mouse with red shorts yellow shoes and white gloves.
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    Herbert Clark Hoover

    Herbert Clark Hoover approved "The Star-Spangled Banner" as the National Anthem. He would exercise every morning by throwing a medicine ball around for 30 minutes. He was the President when the Great Depression took place.
  • Population

    123 million
  • Electric Guitar - George Beauchamp & Adolf Rickenbaker

    Electric Guitar - George Beauchamp & Adolf Rickenbaker
    Was the First ever Electric Guitar to be made. Now a days there are many differnt types of Electic Guitars but the most midely known guitars that Beauchamp and Rickenbaker made were used by The Beatles.
  • 20th Amendment - Jan. 20 inaguration

    20th Amendment - Jan. 20 inaguration
    This Amendment states the beginning and ending of terms of the elected government officals.
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    Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt aka "FDR" fifth cousin was Theodore Roosevelt,the twenty-sixth president. He contracted polio and became paralzed. His wife was also one of his cousins. Her maiden name was also Roosevelt.
    Teddy Roosevelt gave away the bride at the wedding.
  • 21st Amendment - Repeal 18th Amendment

    21st Amendment - Repeal 18th Amendment
    This Amendment repeals the 18th Amendment which says you cant drink alcohol. But now this means you can.
  • Soft Cream Ice Cream

    Soft Cream Ice Cream
    Soft crem ice cream is generally lower in mik fat compared to regular ice cream. Also it is produced at a temp. -4 C than regular ice cream.
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    World War 2

    World War 2 was the most deadliest confilct in Human History with over 50 - 70 million fatalities. Plus with very significant events including the Holocaust and the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare.
  • Population

    132 million
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    Harry S. Truman

    Harry S. Truman aka "Give 'Em Hell Harry" in his first six months as President Truman brought an end to World War II, which included dropping two atomic bombs on Japan. In 1948, the newspapers had already declared his opponent the winner, when in fact, Truman had won the election.
  • Cable TV

    Cable TV
    Cable tv is a common form of Televison generally by order. Most people who own cable in the US are in suburbs and tend to be middle class people.
  • Video Game

    Video Game
    The first video game was a missile simulator inspired by radar displays from World War 2.
  • Population

    151 million
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    Korean War

    This war was between the United Nations and South Korea Versus North Korea and Peoples Republic of China with military material aid from the Soviet Union.
  • 22nd Amendment - 2 term limit for President

    22nd Amendment - 2 term limit for President
    This Amendment states that the President can only be in office for 2 terms.
  • Barcode

    Bob Silver and his friend Norman Woodland invented the barecode in October of 1952. It helped big stores keep track of what they had and what they sold.
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    Dwight David Eisenhower

    Dwight David Eisenhower aka "Ike" was the first President of all 50 States. Ike was a wonderful chef. First President to apper on color television. He carried three coins in his pocket for luck.
  • Video Tape

    Video Tape
    A video tape is a recording of images and sounds on to magnetic tape as compared to other film based taping. Before 1956 there were many different types of video tapes trying to be made and some worked pretty good. The frist video tapes were released April 14th, 1956 by the company of Ampex.
  • When Alaska became a state.

    When Alaska became a state.
    Alaska's nickname is the Last Frontier.
  • When Hawaii became a state.

    When Hawaii became a state.
    Hawaii's nickname is the Aloha state.
  • Population

    179.3 million
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    Vietnam War

    The US became involed in the Vietnam war to help stop South Vietnam from becoming Communist. North Vietnam was Communist trying to make Sout Vietnam the same.
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    John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy aka "JFK" was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas Texas. He had spent little more than a thousand days in office before being assassinated. Kennedy's speech to the students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on October 14, 1960 was the start of the Peace Corps.
  • 23rd Amendment - Wash. D.C. representation

    23rd Amendment - Wash. D.C. representation
    This Amendment says that citizens in the District of Columbia can now vote for Electors, The President, and The Vice President.
  • Computer Mouse

    Computer Mouse
    The Computer Mouse has very simple features, with two buttons and a scroll wheel. Douglas Engelbart at the Stanford Research Institute invented the first mouse prototype.
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    Lyndon Baines Johnson

    Lyndon Baines Johnson aka"LBJ" was very competevitive. One of his favorite activites was to take visitors on a 90-mile-per-hour ride around in his Texas ranch in his Lincoln Continental. he had 2 kids Lynda Bird and Luci Baines.
  • Buffalo Wings

    Buffalo Wings
    A Buffalo wing is a wingof a chicken that traditionally fried then coated with sauce. There are many different kinds of Buffalo Wings with tons of different kinds of sauces to use.
  • 24th Amendment - poll taxes illegal

    24th Amendment - poll taxes illegal
    This Amendment states that the Congress and the states can't vote in federal elections on poll or any other types of taxes.
  • CD

    A CD is a Compact Disc that has digital storages used for a Computer file. James Russell invented the compact disk in 1965.
  • Minicomputer ($18,000)

    Minicomputer   ($18,000)
    The 12-bit PDP-8 was the first successful minicomputer produced by Digital Equipment Corporation. They released on March 22nd, 1965 and sold over 50,000 systems.
  • 25th Amendment - presidential succession

    25th Amendment - presidential succession
    This Amendment means that if something happens to the President, the Vice President can then take over the role.
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    Richard Milhous Nixon

    Richard Milhous Nixon is the only U.S. President who resigned from office. Nixon was the first president to visit China while in office. He suffered from hay fever and motion sickness.
  • Population

    203 million
  • 26th Amendment - 18 as voting age

    26th Amendment - 18 as voting age
    This Amendment declares that the legal age for voting is 18.
  • E-mail

    RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an XML-based format for sharing and Web content, such as news headlines. RSS provides interested scholars with convenient feeds of newly posted information.
  • Cell Phone

    Cell Phone
    Martin Cooper invented the mobile cell phone. This type of mobile device sends up waves to the satilite and then back down to the other phone which enables them to contact one another.
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    Gerald Rudolph Ford

    Gerald Rudolph Ford aka "Jerry" was the first president to be an Eagle Scout. Ford was on the University of Michigan football team from 1931 to 1934. He was offered tryouts by both the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions. When Ford proposed to to his wife, he was wearing one brown & one black shoe.
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    James Earl Carter, Jr.

    James Earl Carter, Jr. aka "Jimmy" was the first president to be born in a hospital. He sold the presidential yacht and limousine because he didn't want to be treated any different than any other American. He was a speed reader. He could read and comprehend nearly 2000 words per minute.
  • Population

    226.5 million
  • Laptop

    Osborne Computer had produced the Osborne 1 in 1981, which was a portable computer that weighed 24 pounds and cost $1,795.
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    Ronald Wilson Reagan

    Ronald Wilson Reagan aka "The Gipper" at 69 years old, Reagan was the oldest elected president. At 93 years old, Reagan lived longer than any other president. He was in more than 50 movies. There was an attempted assassination against him in 1981. He was shot in the chest, but it was not life-threating. After that bulletproof vest became a fashion accessory for the Presidents.
  • Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

    Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
    The Nintendo Entertainment System is an 8-bit video game console that was released by Nintendo in North America and to many other countries around the world.
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    George Herbert Walker Bush

    George Herbert Walker Bush aka "Poppy" was a WWII fighter pilot at age 19 in the US Navy. He survived four plane crashes. He hated broccoli. He said "I'm the President of the United State and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli". That made many broccoli growers upset, so they sent him truckloads of broccoli. He and his son George W. Bush are the second father son combo to be President.
  • Population

    248.7 million
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    Persian Gulf War

    The Persian Gulf War was also known as Operation Desert Storm. This war was waged by a U.N. coalition force of thirty-four nations led by the US against Iraq.
  • 27th Amendment - Congress Salary changes take place in next term

    27th Amendment - Congress Salary changes take place in next term
    This Amendment states prohibits any law that increases or decreases the memebers of the Congress from taking affect until the next term.
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    William Jefferson Clinton

    William Jefferson Clinton aka "Bill" was the first president to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War. The first version of the official U.S. government White House website went online on Oct. 21, 1994. As a teenager he was invited to the White House and shook hands with President John F. Kennedy. In school he ran for as many offices as he could. The Principal told him he couldn't run for anymore.
  • Population

    281.4 million
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    George Walker Bush

    George Walker Bush aka "W" was one of two managing general partners of the Texas Rangers baseball club from 1989-1994. Of the 6 million votes cast in Florida in the 2000 election, Bush won the state's 25 electoral votes by 537 votes.He got a DWI in 1976. He lost his license until 1978. He made his money in the oil industry.
  • US Invasion of Afghanistan

    US Invasion of Afghanistan
    The war in Afghanistan began when Armed Forces Lauched Operation Enduring Freedom. The Invasion was forced to happen from the Septemner 11th attacks with a goal to dismantle the Al - Qaeda and remove the Taliban from Power.
  • Ipod

    iPod is a line of portable media players created and marketed by Apple. Currently there are 4 types of ipods: iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPod Classic, iPod Touch.
  • Invasion of Iraq

    Invasion of Iraq
    This was the start of the Iraqi war or Operatoin Iraqi Freedom with the Armed Forces trying to take Saddam Hussien out of power.
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    Barack Hussein Obama

    Barack Hussein Obama was the first African-American U.S. president. Obama was the first president born outside of the contiguous United States. Obama is left-handed. He smokes but want to quit.
  • Population

    308.7 million
  • stop sign

    stop sign
    The stop instruction is specified with either an English stop or local language legend in the United Nations Convention on Road Signs and Signals. Some countries use both. The sign's distinctive design was developed and first used in the U.S., and later adopted by other countries and by the U.N. Despite this, the U.S. is not a signatory to the U.N. Traffic Signs and Signals Convention.