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Week of April 9, 2001

American Civil War Week
April 9, 2001, is the 136th Anniversary of the End of the Civil War
and the beginning of the Reuniting of the Country

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Quote of the Week


"A house divided against itself cannot stand." Abraham Lincoln's "House Divided" speech during the Lincoln-Douglas debate in Springfield, Illinois, on June 16, 1858. Read a book about Abe

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Picture of the Week


Abe Lincoln,
Ulysses S. Grant, and Robert E. Lee relax by the Civil War cannon and discuss the reunification of the country. They are glad to be friends and a part of the IMA Hero™ Collection!

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Feature Book in Association with amazon.com


Robert E. Lee (A&E Civil War Journal)

This video is featured in Robert's Books. An outstanding video about Robert E. Lee. In fact, the entire A&E Civil War Journal is a great history of the war, the battles, the people, and the times in general. It brings the Civil War to life through old photos, actual words and quotes from Robert E. Lee and others, and brilliant historians interpreting what it all meant. If I were back in Jr. High School, I would definitely invest in this series!

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Trivia Question


This Week's Trivia Question:

Question: What is the Mason-Dixon line?

Last Week's Trivia Question:
Question: NASA is the United States governmental agency in charge of the space program. What does NASA stand for?
Answer:National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
NASA started on October 1, 1958, for the purpose of human space flight, aeronautics, and space science. It started with Project Mercury (1 manned space flights). The first 7 American Mercury Astronauts are Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, and Deke Slayton. NASA followed with Projects Gemini (2 manned space flights) and Apollo (3 manned space flights). Today, NASA launches Space Shuttle Missions, probes to Jupiter and Mars, and much more! Read a book about the Space Program.

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Did You Know…


Did you know the North and the South sometimes refered to the same battle by different names during the American Civil War
?

Yes, the North named the battles after a nearby river or stream, and the South named the battles after the nearest towns. For example, a battle occured on July 21, 1861, in Northern Virginia. The North called this the Battle of Bull Run and the South called this the Battle of Manassas. Here are more examples: Battle of Antietam or Sharpsburg (in Maryland), the Battle of Shiloh or Pittsburg Landing (in Tennessee), and the Battle of Stones River or Murfreesboro (in Tennesee). Read More about the Civil War…

Photo: Antietam National Battlefield

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Who's Your Hero?


"
Robert E. Lee is my hero. He was an all around great person. Of course, he was a brilliant general and strategist during the Civil War. He was also a very honorable person, husband, father, soldier, and cadet. As a cadet at West Point, he never received a demerit, and he graduated at the top of his class." -- Stephen from Virginia.

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Your Question


Q: What is the Gettysburg Address?

A: The Gettysburg Address is Abraham Lincoln's speech given at the dedication of a National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863. The Gettysburg location was chosen as a National Cemetery to honor the brave men who had fought and died during the Battle of Gettysburg in July, 1863. Abe's speech lasted less than two minutes and became his most famous speech. The Gettysburg Address begins with the famous words, "Fourscore and seven years ago…" It ends with the words, "…that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

Photo: Gettysburg National Battlefield

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