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American History Hijacked by Ideology – The Dangers and the Cure

2014 movie:  Jeff Bridges is “The Giver” of historical truth in a sterilized dystopian society
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Intro by Jeff Rutherford

As I have lately been immersed in topics of history, I was especially interested in the most recent issue of… 1,083 more words


Carter's "Crisis of Confidence" Speech WAS popular!

Interesting article about the immediate reaction to President Carter’s “Crisis of Confidence” speech.  According to the article:

The speech worked. It prompted an overwhelmingly favorable response.

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Politicized AP U.S. History: Revised Exceptionalism

Like many recent high-school grads, I remember my AP exams. How could I forget them? Entire semesters were geared around these looming assessments. I have managed to block out the countless hours devoted to practice tests, multiple-choice, and the ever-stress inducing moment of choosing which essay question would decide your fate. 775 more words


"Reagan did it - I can too."

I don’t think this needs much commentary or explanation (or rather, I don’t know what to say!).

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AP U.S. History curriculum revision

Advanced Placement U.S. History is something that unites high schoolers nationwide, whether through those free response questions or the fun of document-based questions. But this year, when many of us take Advanced Placement U.S. 291 more words