"How important it
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Which of the following Documents begins with the words,
"Four score and seven years ago"?
In what town was the first Lincoln-Douglas
Lincoln-Douglas debates took place in 1858, between U.S. Senate
candidates Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. The first debate
was held on August 21, 1858, in Ottawa's town square, Washington
Park. The big boulder behind Mary and Abe in the photo marks the
very spot where Lincoln uttered the immortal words against the institution
of slavery: "A house divided against itself cannot stand."
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Photo: Mary and Abe
in Ottawa, Illinois, in front of the spot where the first of the
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you know Mark Twain published Ulysses S. Grant's autobiography?
wrote his autobiography called, Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S.
Grant. Ulysses was diagnosed with throat cancer and was going
to use the money from the sale of the book to provide for his family
after he passed away. He finished the autobiography days before
he died. It is one of the most famous autobiographies in American
a book about Ulysses.
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Thomas Littrell...It all began approximately four years ago when
the strength, faith, and reassurance that had been washed away from
my existence re-entered my life through the uplifting voice of a
young man. Not only was his angelic voice enough to lift me from
my sorrow, but the numerous tests of faith this man has endured
guided my heart down a path of healing. Brian Thomas Littrell is
a man of his word and a true hero in my eyes..."
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Q: Who was Copernicus?
(Marc from San Francisco, CA)
Copernicus was a Polish astronomer who
lived from 1473 to 1543. Copernicus was the first person to challenge
the belief the earth was the center of the universe. In 1543, Copernicus
published his book, On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres.
It established the theory the earth revolved around the sun.
This theory was called the Heliocentric theory. Heliocentric means
"sun-centered." It is also known as the Copernican theory, after
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