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The Purple Heart – Our First Military Medal


233 years ago today, General Washington started a tradition to honor soldiers  for their ‘bravery, fidelity, and good conduct’. Read more about how the Purple Heart got started. http://www.homeofheroes.com/medals/purple_heart/purple_heart.html

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What Happened in 1985 inc. Pop Culture, Prices and Events


A comprehensive look back at 1985. How well do you remember 1985? Do you remember the children’s toys?  Fashions? Cost of living? It’s all here! http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1985.html

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Declaration of Independence – American History for Kids!


Declaration of Independence translated simply for kids:

Declaration of Independence – American History for Kids!.

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Forget fireworks: Teach kids meaning of July 4 – TODAY.com


Forget fireworks: Teach kids meaning of July 4

Jun. 29, 2010 at 4:33 PM;  The Associated Press

America traditionally celebrates its birthday with flags, fireworks, parades and barbecues, so how are kids going to get the real meaning behind Independence Day?

Lots of ways. Try some of these:

via Forget fireworks: Teach kids meaning of July 4 – TODAY.com.

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The Civil War begins – Apr 12, 1861 – HISTORY.com


What happened 150 years ago today? The Civil War begins – Apr 12, 1861 – HISTORY.com. What else? Check it out here! Thanks, HISTORY.com

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This Day in History – What Happened Today – HISTORY.com


Ever wonder about the origin of April Fool’s Day? Here’s the whole story. This Day in History – What Happened Today – HISTORY.com.

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Play Games | Grades K – 5 | Kids.gov


Great games to help learn concepts from history, government, and civics; activities for K-5 and 6-8! Play Games | Grades K – 5 | Kids.gov.

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