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What is Driving Conservative Mad About the New AP U.S. History Standards

What’s Driving Conservatives Mad About New AP History Standards

Recently the College Board updated the AP U.S. History standards to more closely align them with changing standards in classrooms across the nation. 132 more words

Shooting Accounts Differ as Holder Schedules Visit to Ferguson

By FRANCES ROBLES and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDTAUG in The New York Times

FERGUSON, Mo. — As a county grand jury prepared to hear evidence on Wednesday in the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer that touched off 10 days of unrest here, witnesses have given investigators sharply conflicting accounts of the killing.

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What is The Baby Boomer Generation?

The Baby Boomer Generation is the largest generation of Americans born in U.S. history which took place between 1946, the end of World War II, and 1964.  38 more words

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Crack on the rise

Ok, we’re in the 1980s now (in the blog!). Deindustrialisation in ‘Rust Belt’ manufacturing cities like Cleveland, Baltimore and Philadelphia left droves of largely uneducated, unskilled workers without jobs. 572 more words

Harry Truman's Shirts

Lately, I have been reading David McCullough’s biography of Harry Truman. I’m interested in the Truman administration, because it was a pivotal period in our nation’s history. 234 more words

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