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Today in History with a Twist: September 18, 2013

Bank Crashes! Panic Ensues!       1873 - One of the largest banks in the United states, Jay Cooke & Company, declares bankruptcy, triggering a series of bank failures known as the Panic... More 
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Today in History: September 17, 2013

Freedom!      1849 - Abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.  She would return at least 19 times to rescue more than 300 slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe... More 
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Today in History with a Twist: September 16, 2013

Terrorism in America!      1920 - 38 are killed and 400 injured were killed when a bomb in a horse wagon exploded in front of the J. P. Morgan building on Wall Street in New York City.  The... More 
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Today in History with a Twist: September 13, 2013

Baltimore Holds!      The war has turned in America's favor with our victory over the British in Baltimore Harbor.  The victory denied the British access to the strategic port city (1814... More 
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Today in History with a Twist

End of an Ancient Empire!      Ethiopian Emperor, 'Messiah' of the Rastafari movement, Haile Selassie's 58 year reign came to an end today (1974) when a military coup by the Derg (short... More 
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Today in History with a Twist

Never Forget!      Terrorism came to America in a big way today (2001). Two hijacked aircraft crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, while a third smashed into The Pentagon... More 
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Today in History with a Twist: September 10, 2013

Victory on Lake Erie!      The war took a turn in America's favor when our fleet defeated the British on Lake Erie (1813).  The victory has openned the door to retake Detroit and has... More 
Examines various facts about the United States of America, including cultural groups, population density, state capitols, natural resources, and history. More 
Using primary source documents, this volume recounts the early beginnings of the "New World" starting with discovery and colonization of the land that would become the United States. More 
This volume uses primary source documents to chronicle America's transition from the end of the War of 1812 to the time when tension was about to split apart the country in the Civil War. More 

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