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Video Image Walt Whitman and the Patent Office Building,...

Walt Whitman and the Patent Office Building, Civil War. Walt Whitman's experiences in Washington are at the very core of his poetry and his journals. After his brother George was wounded at Fredericksburg in December of 1862, Walt Whitman came south from Manhattan and began work as a volunteer. He spent time with soldiers recovering in the Patent Office Building (now home to the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum). #civilwar150 #UShistory #smithsonian

   

Video Image JFK White House Tapes: Civil Rights -...

JFK White House Tapes: Civil Rights - President Kennedy taped many of his White House conversations, including this exchange from May 4, 1963 on the racial tensions in Birmingham, Alabama. He declares the Civil Rights situation "a national crisis." #UShistory #history #knowledgetv #historytv #uspolitics #politics #civilrights

   

Video Image JFK White House Tapes: Cuban Missile Crisis...

JFK White House Tapes: Cuban Missile Crisis - President Kennedy taped many of his White House conversations. In this October 18, 1962 recording, he dictates an account of the debates among his top advisors in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis. This tape was made two days after the president was notified that aerial photographs revealed a Soviet missile base in Cuba. #UShistory #history #knowledgetv #historytv #uspolitics #politics #ir #irtv

   

Video Image 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis...

50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis Fifty years to the day that American U-2 planes photographed startling evidence of Soviet missile bases in Cuba that tested the young #Kennedy administration, American History TV will be live from the John F. Kennedy Presidential #Library and #Museum in Boston. #UShistory #history #knowledgetv #historytv #uspolitics #politics #ir #irtv

   

Image The Presidency: FDR, Truman & Ike on Civil...

The Presidency: FDR, Truman & Ike on Civil Rights | C-SPAN | This discussion is from a conference on "The Presidency and Civil Rights'' held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Among the topics: What was FDR's reasoning on the World War II internment of Japanese Americans? Why did President Truman desegregate the Armed Forces?And -- in addition to his role protecting the rights of Little Rock High School students -- #civilrights #UShistory

   

Video Image President Truman 1949 Inauguration -...

President Truman 1949 Inauguration - Newsreel footage of President Truman's first inaugural address on January 20, 1949. #UShistory #knowledgetv #history #historytv #uspolitics #politicstv #speeches

   

Video Image President Eisenhower 1953 Inaugural Address...

President Eisenhower 1953 Inaugural Address - President Eisenhower delivered his first inaugural address on January 20, 1953. #UShistory #knowledgetv #history #historytv #uspolitics #politicstv #speeches

   

Video Image President Kennedy 1961 Inaugural Address -...

President Kennedy 1961 Inaugural Address - President Kennedy delivered his inaugural address on January 20, 1961. #speeches #UShistory #knowledgetv #history #historytv #uspolitics #politicstv

   

Video Image President Johnson 1965 Inaugural Address -...

President Johnson 1965 Inaugural Address - President Johnson delivered his inaugural address on January 20, 1965. #UShistory #speeches #knowledgetv #history #historytv #uspolitics #politicstv #speeches

   

Image War of 1812 - The War of 1812 was a 32 month...

War of 1812 - The War of 1812 was a 32 month military conflict between the United States and the British Empire and their allies which resulted in no territorial change, but a resolution of many issues remaining from the American War of Independence. #UShistory #history

   

Image An Unfinished Life : John F. Kennedy, 1917 -...

An Unfinished Life : John F. Kennedy, 1917 - 1963, by Robert Dallek. Everywhere acclaimed for its compelling narrative, its fresh insights, and its dispassionate appraisal of John F. Kennedy's presidency, this #1 national bestseller is the first full-scale single-volume biography of JFK to be written by a historian in nearly four decades. #Books #History #USHistory #HistoryBooks #Presidents

   

Image January 1, 1863 - The Emancipation...

January 1, 1863 - The Emancipation Proclamation is issued. Today 150 years. #history #ushistory #museums | UNHISTORICAL

   

Image "President Lincoln knew that in these United...

"President Lincoln knew that in these United States, no dream could ever be beyond our reach when we affirm that individual liberty is served, not negated, by seeking the common good." —President #Obama on the Emancipation Proclamation, which #Lincoln issued 150 years ago today. #History #UShistory

   

Image The proclamation of emancipation, by the...

The proclamation of emancipation, by the President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, to take effect January 1st, 1863. | This extremely rare miniature version (9 cm) of the Emancipation Proclamation is the first and only contemporary printing in separate book form of the historic act. Published by Boston businessman and abolitionist John Murray Forbes (1813-1898). #history #ushistory #politics #documents #books #historybooks

   

Image Exactly 54 years ago today, January 14,...

Exactly 54 years ago today, January 14, 1959, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at #Yale in Woolsey Hall, to a crowd of more than 2,000 people. (Photo of Dr. King in 1963, when he received an honorary doctorate from Yale) #history #civilrights #ushistory

   

Image Every US president listed Complete list of...

Every US president listed Complete list of US presidents from George Washington up to Barack Obama, with party and year inaugurated | #inauguration2013 #USpolitics #History #UShistory #politics

   

Image Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King's birthday, January 15. The floating holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, though the act predated the establishment of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by 15 years. #civilrights #history #USHistory

   

Image The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom...

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (or "The Great March on Washington") was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States #history and called for civil and economic rights for African Americans. It took place in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, August 28, 1963. Martin Luther King, Jr., standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech advocating racial harmony. #civilrights #UShistory

   

Image President Lincoln. c. 1862 | Mathew B. Brady...

President Lincoln. c. 1862 | Mathew B. Brady (studio of). #history #photography #ushistory #lincoln

   

Image Pres Obama quotes Kennedy: “It is my task...

Pres Obama quotes Kennedy: “It is my task to report the State of the Union – to improve it is the task of us all” #speeches #quotes #obama #uspolitics #politics #history #ushistory

   

Video Image Inside Abraham Lincoln's Brain - Everyone...

Inside Abraham Lincoln's Brain - Everyone knows the great accomplishments of Abraham Lincoln, but few know the depth of his intellect and the inner workings of his brain. Lincoln expert Harold Holzer exposes the fascinating mind of a self educated man who went from a log cabin the the White House over the course of his extraordinary life. #science #history #Lincoln #books #knowledgetv #bookstv #historytv #leadership #education #educationtv #ushistory #historybooks #psychology

   

Image The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a...

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore near Keystone, South Dakota, in the United States. Sculpted by Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum, Mount Rushmore features 60-foot (18 m) sculptures of the heads of four United States presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln (Wikipedia) photo by Jason Clark | #history #travel #monuments #ushistory #photography

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Image The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a...

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore near Keystone, South Dakota, in the United States. Sculpted by Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum, Mount Rushmore features 60-foot (18 m) sculptures of the heads of four United States presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln (Wikipedia) photo by Jason Clark | #history #travel #monuments #ushistory #photography

   

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