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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War features a timeline of America's wars, from the Revolution to Iraq. Watch an interactive presentation on each war -- slideshows and movies, text and photos, and dozens of artifacts...  (National Museum of American History, supported by Smithsonian Institution)
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site: Protecting a Legacy of the Cold War tells the story of one of the most significant strategic weapons in U.S. history: the Minuteman ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile). By 1965 there were 1,000 Minuteman ICBMs...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places) provides lessons, teaching guides, best practices, and other resources for teaching history. See videos on "what is historical thinking," teaching history in elementary school, and...  (, supported by Department of Education)
African American History Month Federal Resources The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution...  (Library of Congress)
The United States Air Force Academy: Founding a Proud Tradition recounts the history of aviation and the military: aviation's entry into the military during World War I, Germany's use of air power early in World War II, Pearl Harbor, the Berlin...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
West Point in the Making of America, 1802-1918 looks at the history of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, its contributions to American history, and accomplishments of selected West Point graduates. Proposed by George...  (National Museum of American History, supported by Smithsonian Institution)
Center of Military History features information on U.S. Army history, including online publications, artwork and images, lineage series for different branches of the service, full text listings of medal of honor...  (Department of Army)
Launching the New U.S. Navy tells how and why our Navy was created. After the Revolutionary War, Barbary pirates preyed on American vessels and held seamen for ransom. In 1794, Congress reestablished the Navy...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Floyd Bennett Field: Naval Aviation's Home in Brooklyn recounts the role of this airport in aviation history and World War II. In 1931, it was among the most advanced airports in the world. From it, early aviators launched pioneering and...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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