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"I was the first. Vote for Me!" is an interactive website that brings to life the important firsts in United States and Texas history who are part of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards for Texas elementary students. This website allows students to explore 21 animated historical figures who made significant contributions, paving the way to today. After viewing the animations, students vote on...
The words "Mexican immigration" are usually enough to start a vibrant, politically and emotionally charged debate. Yet, the history of Mexican migration to the U.S. involves a series of ups and down—some Mexicans were granted citizenship by treaty after their lands were annexed to the U.S., and, until the 1970s, they were considered legally white—a privilege granted to no other group. At the same time, Mexicans...
In the century and a half since the war's end, historians, politicians, and laypeople have debated the causes of the U.S. Civil War: what truly led the Union to break up and turn on itself? And, even though it seems like the obvious answer, does a struggle over the future of slavery really explain why the south seceded, and why a protracted military struggle followed? Can any one explanation do so satisfactorily?...
After the chaos of the American Civil War, Congress and lawmakers had to figure out how to put the Union back together again–no easy feat, considering that issues of political debate were settled on the battlefield, but not in the courtroom nor in the arena of public opinion. How did the defeated South and often vindictive North manage to resolve their differences over issues so controversial that they had torn the...
Audio of George W. Bush: Address Before a Joint Session of the Congress on the State of the Union, January 29, 2002.
Audio of George W. Bush: Address to the Nation Announcing Strikes Against Al Qaida Training Camps and Taliban Military Installations in Afghanistan, October 7, 2001.
Audio of George W. Bush: The Presidents Radio Address, September 15, 2001
Audio of George W. Bush: Remarks at the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance Service, September 14, 2001.
Audio of George W. Bush: Remarks to Police, Firemen, and Rescueworkers at the World Trade Center Site in New York City, September 14, 2001.
Audio of George W. Bush: Remarks in a Telephone Conversation With New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and New York Governor George E. Pataki and an Exchange With Reporters, September 13, 2001.
Audio of George W. Bush: Remarks Following a Meeting With the National Security Team, September 12, 2001.
Audio of George W. Bush: Address to the Nation on the Terrorist Attacks, September 11, 2001.
Audio of George W. Bush: Remarks in Sarasota, Florida, on the Terrorist Attack on the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001.
Audio of George W. Bush: Address Accepting the Presidential Nomination at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, August 3, 2000.
Audio of Lyndon B. Johnson: Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union, January 14, 1969.
Audio of Lyndon B. Johnson: Address to the Nation Upon Proclaiming a Day of Mourning Following the Death of Dr. King, April 5, 1968.
Audio of Lyndon B. Johnson: The Presidents Address to the Nation Announcing Steps To Limit the War in Vietnam and Reporting His Decision Not To Seek Reelection, March 31, 1968.
Audio of Lyndon B. Johnson: Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union, January 17, 1968.
Audio of Lyndon B. Johnson: Address at the State Departments Foreign Policy Conference for Educators, June 19, 1967.
Audio of Lyndon B. Johnson: Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union, January 10, 1967.
Audio of Lyndon B. Johnson: Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union, January 12, 1966
Audio and Video of Lyndon B. Johnson: Remarks With President Truman at the Signing in Independence of the Medicare Bill, July 30, 1965
Video and Audio of Lyndon B. Johnson: Address in San Francisco at the 20th Anniversary Commemorative Session of the United Nations, June 25, 1965.
Video and Audio of Lyndon B. Johnson: Address to Members of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists: The Challenge of Human Need in Viet-Nam, May 13, 1965.
Video and Audio of Lyndon B. Johnson: Radio and Television Report to the American People on the Situation in the Dominican Republic, May 2, 1965.
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