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For all posts that don’t fit into any other category. Welcome to our island of misfit toys.


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Manipulating Minds: The World War I Propaganda Machine

Until the advent of the Cold War in the 1950s, America traditionally maintained a relatively small standing army.  Whenever war broke out, it was necessary for the country to mobilize—to recruit (and sometimes draft) troops, to train them, and to produce the arms, equipment, and supplies needed to fight.  In…

The Assassination of William McKinley

While attending the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, President William McKinley was shot twice by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist. McKinley and his wife arrived at the exposition on September 5, 1901. He held several private receptions, a military review, and then delivered a speech. On the morning of September…

how the other half lives

How The Other Half Lives, by Jacob Riis

This pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis focused on the plight of the poor in the Lower East Side, and greatly influenced future "muckraking" journalism. Riis mostly attributed the plight of the poor to environmental conditions, but he also divided the poor into two categories: deserving of assistance (mostly…

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Hoover & the Depression: The Bonus Army

The saga of the Bonus Army was born out of the inequality of the Selective Service Act (1917), the failure of the government to provide any meaningful benefits to the veterans of the First World War, and the fear and anxiety produced by the Great Depression. During WWI, for the…

the iran-contra affair

The Iran-Contra Affair

The foreign-policy scandal known as the Iran-contra affair came to light in November 1986 when President Ronald Reagan confirmed reports that the United States had secretly sold arms to Iran. He stated that the goal was to improve relations with Iran, not to obtain release of U.S. hostages held in…

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Curtis LeMay: Air Force General

Curtis LeMay, the youngest and longest-serving general in modern American history, rose from obscurity, lacking social graces, old-boy connections, or lineage, to become America’s most innovative and—to this day—controversial military commander. In 1945, LeMay was a national hero, celebrated in victory parades and on the cover of Time magazine. Twenty…

Referencing the Internet

There is such a wealth of information on the Internet that it is possible to find information on almost any subject. For students this means that information needed for homework or assignments is relatively accessible. However, information used is often required to be referenced and included in a bibliography. The…

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This page contains a comprehensive listing of all pages in this category. A Journey through Time Spot the Anachronism Wordsearches Quick Quizzes Crosswords Sources Quiz

Wordsearches

History on the Net Timelines British Monarchy The Olympics Egyptians  Greeks Romans Normans Medieval Life Tudors Stuarts English Civil War Native Americans American West Black Peoples of America Titanic World War One Nazi Germany The Holocaust World War Two The Cold War

Quickquizzes

History on the Net Timelines British Monarchy  The Olympics Egyptians Romans Normans Medieval Life Tudors Stuarts English Civil War Native Americans American West Black Peoples of America Titanic World War One Nazi Germany The Holocaust World War Two The Cold War Ancient Greece Mongol Empire The Mayans The Aztec Ancient…

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