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Week of March 11, 2002

"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan -- to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations." -- Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address on March 4, 1865.

Abe Lincoln

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Take a Ride with History and a Basket-o-Bears!!!

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The Century-America's Time (Boxed Set) - VHS
Relive the entire 20th century with ABC News and Peter Jennings. This 12-part documentary is a real value and makes a great addition to every video library.

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What was the name of the Brooklyn shopkeeper who displayed two "Teddy's Bears" in his store window in 1902?

Cartoon by Clifford Berryman inspiring the first "Teddy's Bears"

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Did you know Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery when he was 20 years old?

Yes. Frederick Douglass was born into slavery on a farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He took three trains, three ferries, and a steam-boat to New York City and to freedom.

Frederick Douglass

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My Grandma. She is always there for me whenever I need her!!!

My Great Grandpa is my hero because he fought very bravely in World War II.

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How did you choose which Hero Clubhouse™ duties would be performed by which of the IMA Hero™ Bears? (Jenna P.)

The Hero Clubhouse™ duties are based on the needs of the Hero Clubhouse™. These duties are then delegated to the twelve IMA Hero™ Bears based on the bears' expertise and skills. For example, Abraham Lincoln was a U.S. President so the job of President of the Hero Clubhouse™ is given to Abe, and William Shakespeare was a brilliant writer so the job of Media Relations which involves a lot of writing is given to the Bard of Avon.

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What was the name of the Brooklyn shopkeeper who displayed two "Teddy's Bears" in his store window in 1902?

Morris Michtom.
In 1902, a political cartoon depicted President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to hurt an innocent bear on a hunting trip. Michtom, a Brooklyn shopkeeper, was inspired by this cartoon, and he asked his wife, Rose, to make two plush stuffed bears for display in his shop's window. With President Roosevelt's permission, Michtom called these "Teddy's Bears."

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