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The American Civil War: Free resources for top research topics on Civil War facts

From 1861 to 1865, the United States fought a war over the right of secession, as eleven states wanted to separate from the Union. The causes for the war, and the reasons for its outcome, remain topic for debate over …

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Congress honors Frederick Douglass, 19th century orator, statesman and abolitionist

To honor Frederick Douglass, President Obama recently signed into law a bill allowing the District of Columbia its first statue in the United States Capitol’s Emancipation Hall. The hall itself was named in 2007 in honor of the slaves who helped build …

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Memorial Day holiday returns to a tradition of remembrance and gratitude to those who serve our nation

The nation will celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, 2012 as the official kick-off for summer. Lest we forget, however, the holiday was created in remembrance of those who died in military service to our country. The original holiday, …

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