History

About Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for the fifth of May. The fifth of May is a significant day for Mexicans, being the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, a battle between Mexican and French forces which has become symbolic of …[Continue]

Black History Month Resources

Carter Goodwin Woodson was the father of Black History Month.

In 1915, historian Carter G. Woodson proposed a “Negro History Week” to honor the history and contributions of African Americans. Nine years later, his dream became reality. Woodson chose the second week of February to pay tribute to the birthdays …[Continue]

10 Facts about Grace Hopper

Rear Admiral Grace Hopper

Early Life of Grace Hopper: Grace Brewster Murray Hopper was born in New York City in 1906. She was born Grace Brewster Murray. She was the oldest of three children. In 1930, she married Vincent Foster Hopper and took his …[Continue]

10 Facts about German Reunification

10 Facts about German Reunification

1. The reunification of Germany occurred in 1990, when the German Democratic Republic (GDR/East Germany) joined the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG/West Germany) to form the reunited Germany. The unification process is referred to by Germans as, die Wende (The …[Continue]

10 Facts About the Stamp Act of 1765

10 Facts About the Stamp Act of 1765

What was the Stamp Act all about? The Stamp Act of 1765 was imposed on the American colonies by the British government. This Parliamentary tax on American colonies was the first internal tax levied on the colonies and the first …[Continue]

10 Facts about Abraham Lincoln

10 Facts about Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. He led the United States through the Civil War, resulting in a win for the Union and abolished slavery.  He is one of the most well liked Presidents in history, and …[Continue]