1. Lincoln Assassinated in Lake City

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    Olustee Battle Festival Events kicked off with a presentation of the play Our American Cousin as presented by Alligator Community Theater and the Fort White Thespians Guild. President Abraham Lincoln (Tad Allen) came to watch but tensions from the War boiled over and brought tragedy to the gathering. President Abraham Lincoln-Tad Allen John Wilked Booth-Cody Gray Ford's Theater-Columbia County School Board Building Shot with Canon XH A1s, edited with Sony Vegas

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    • Living Music for Golden Mountains VOD

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      Here's an excerpt from the Student Oscar® nominated documentary, LIVING MUSIC FOR GOLDEN MOUNTAINS, a touching portrait of Leo Lew, an immigrant who toiled as a laundry worker but kept spiritually alive through his love of music. Visit the film's web page for more information: http://deepfocusproductions.com/living_music_for_golden_mountain.php

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      • Washington: What are the two reasons Washington gives for issuing the proclamation?

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        In this session, editors Amy A. Kass, Leon R. Kass, and Diana Schaub use George Washington's Thanksgiving Day Proclamation and O. Henry's short story "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen" to converse with guest host Christopher DeMuth (Hudson Institute) about the meaning of the holiday of Thanksgiving and the role it should play in American life today. How does Thanksgiving—and the way we celebrate it—reflect and contribute to who we are? For more Thanksgiving Day resources, go to: http://www.whatsoproudlywehail.org/curriculum/the-american-calendar/thanksgiving-day

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        • Franklin D. Roosevelt, President 1933-1945 - Domestic Policy - Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE

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          From Roosevelt to Bush: The American Presidency: Transformation and Change Franklin D. Roosevelt, President 1933-1945 - Domestic Policy Elected in the midst of the Great Depression, Roosevelt transformed the Presidency. Since Roosevelt, it has been taken for granted that the President initiates major social programmes and is responsible for the wellbeing of the American economy. Even more important, perhaps, Roosevelt's leadership during the Second World War gave the presidential role of Commander-in-Chief a new meaning. Henceforth, the President would be responsible not only for American foreign and defence policy, but would also play a leading role in helping to achieve collective security against aggression. But, did Roosevelt create an impossible Presidency, an office whose responsibilities were so great that no one could ever fulfil them satisfactorily? This is the first part of the lectures on Franklin D. Roosevelt, focussing in his domestic policy. The other lecture can be accessed here: Franklin D. Roosevelt, President 1933-1945 - Foreign Policy For further lectures in the series, please follow this link. All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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          • An American History Lesson with Gore Vidal 2

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            • Why Your Kids Should Know the F-Word

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              In honor of Ms. Foundation's 40th Birthday a quick animated look back on how the "F-word" came to be and why it's important to stand up for it today.

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              • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Kiosk

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                The important work being pursued by the MacArthur Foundation’s grantees is highlighted in two interactives with vibrant video stories and images from around the world. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation funds thousands of individuals and institutions in about 60 countries around the world. Focusing on these remarkable grantees and their work, over 20 video vignettes give insight—through images and commentary—on their important efforts while showing the breadth of the foundation’s philanthropic initiatives. The interactive’s visually rich attract sequence brings attention to the themes in which the various stories are collected—selecting a theme brings up images for each stories in that theme, allowing visitors to have all choices immediately at their fingertips. This straightforward navigational structure supports both light browsing and extended investigation within a tapestry of striking images collected from grantees themselves. For complete project credits visit: http://secondstory.com/portfolio/works/john-d-and-catherine-t-macarthur-foundation-kiosk John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

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                • Introduction to Population Dynamics in History: A Systems High School Curriculum

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                  This video introduces a set of four on-line simulations developed by the Creative Learning Exchange. The simulations use systems thinking and dynamic modeling tools to expose different patterns of population growth associated with demographic systems (birth and death rates, migration), Environmental Resources and Social Systems. As many of these systems structures and closed relationships persist, they continue to shape the present and possible future developments.

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                  • Dwight Eisenhower, President, 1953-1961 - Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE

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                    From Roosevelt to Bush: The American Presidency: Transformation and Change Dwight Eisenhower, President, 1953-1961 Eisenhower was elected on a programme of repudiating both Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, which the Republicans saw as socialistic, and Harry Truman's foreign policy which the Republicans saw as one of appeasement. Yet the Eisenhower Presidency was marked by the growth of consensus. He sought to heal the wounds which divided Americans, and to lower the temperature in foreign affairs after the death of Stalin. Critics argue that, in the search for consensus, he allowed deep-seated problems to fester, in particular civil rights. Was the price of consensus too high? For further lectures in the series, please follow this link. All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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                    • Why Study American History at the University of Essex?

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                      Professor Andrew Priest explains why studying American History at the University of Essex is unique. From using his own research to support and enhance lectures, to working closely with the History Society, Dr Priest demonstrates how the support network and social opportunities for American History students couldn’t be better! If you are interested in studying American History at the University of Essex please visit: http://www.essex.ac.uk/coursefinder/course_details.aspx?course=BA++VT27

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