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A Absolutism:
Washington State University.
Fordham University.
Ohio University.
Act of Union, 1801:
Brown University.
African National Congress:
Information Please.
African National Congress.
African National Congress.
Agincourt, Battle of:
Eckerd College.
Alamo, Battle of the:
Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
American Revolution:
Public Broadcasting System.
Library of Congress.
Columbia University.
Angel Island:
Angel Island Association.
Apartheid:
University of Kansas.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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B Boston Massacre:
North Park University.
Boston Tea Party:
Public Broadcasting System.
Boxer Rebellion:
Washington State University.
U.S. Naval Historical Center.
University of Washington.
Brest-Litovsk, Treaty of:
North Park University.
Yale University.
Bronze Age:
Lake Forest College.
Brown v. Board of Education:
Public Broadcasting System.
U.S. Department of State.
Bunker Hill, Battle of:
Worcester Polytechnic Institutute.
Massachusetts Historical Society.
National Park Service.

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C Calvinism:
Catholic Encyclopedia.
Washington State University.
Camp David Accords:
State of Israel.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Casablanca Conference:
Information Please.
Yale University.
University of San Diego.
Charlemagne and the Carolingian Dynasty:
Fordham University.
Manchester University Press.
Chisholm Trail:
University of Texas, Austin.
University of Kansas.
Civil Rights Movement:
CNN Interactive.
Library of Congress.
Seattle times.
Civil War:
National Park Service.
Smithsonian Institute.
Cornell University.
University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
National Archives and Records Administration.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Central Intelligence Agency.
Classical Period:
Tufts University.
Tufts University.
California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Cold War:
CNN Interative.
Cold War Museum.
Mount Holyoke College.
Harvard Project on Cold War Studies.
United States Air Force.
Collectivization:
Library of Congress.
Ibiblio.org.
Western New England College
Communism:
George Mason University.
Concentration Camps:
American-Israeli Cooperation Enterprise.
Museum of Tolerance Online.
Congress of Vienna:
Naploeon Series.
Constitution of the United States:
National Archives and Records Administration.
National Constitution Center.
Law Library of Congress.
Continental System:
Napoleon Series.
Counter Reformation:
Washington State University.
Catholic Encyclopedia.
Crimean War:
Western New England College.
Crimean War Research Society.
Crusades:
Catholic Encyclopedia.
Fordham University.
Boise State University.
Cuban Missile Crisis:
National Security Archive, George Washington University.
National Security Agency.
U.S. Department of State.
United States Air Force Museum.
Yale University
Custer's Last Stand: See Little Big Horn, Battle of.

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D Dayton Peace Agreement:
U.S. Department of State.
Dead Sea Scrolls:
Library of Congress.
University of Southern California.
D-Day: See Normany Invasion.
Declaration of Independence:
National Archives and Records Administration.
Library of Congress.
American Treasures of the Library of Congress.
Democratic National Convention of 1968:
Public Broadcasting System.
Chicago Public Library.
CNN.
Depression, The Great:
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne.
Library of Congress.
New Deal Network, Columbia University.
Dien Bien Phu, Battle of:
CNN Interactive.
University of Hawaii, Manoa.
Discovery, Age of:
Millersville University.
University of Calgary.
Donner Party:
Public Broadcasting System.
Museum of the City of San Francisco.
Dresden Bombing:
Meredith College (NC).
Dust Bowl:
Library of Congress.
Public Broadcasting Service.

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E East India Company:
FindArticles.com.
University of California, Los Angeles.
Effigy Mounds:
Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Ellis Island:
American Family Immigration History Center.
University of California, Riverside.
Library of Congress.
Emancipation Proclamation:
Library of Congress.
National Archives and Records Administration.
Public Broadcasting System.
New York State Library.
Enlightenment, the:
Washington State University.
Fordham University.
Equal Rights Amendment:
National Organization of Women.
National Organization of Women.
National Organization of Women.
Erie Canal:
University of Rochester.
Erie Canal Museum.
European Union:
European Union.
Exploration, European: See Discovery, Age of.

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F Falklands, Battle of:
Naval History.
Fascism:
Fordham University.
British Broadcasting Company.
Feudalism:
University of Kansas.
Catholic Encyclopedia.
Flight 007:
Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Four-Minute Mile:
CNN Sports Illustrated.
Franco-Prussian War:
Fordham University.
National Library of Canada.
Franz Ferdinand (Assassination):
University of Kansas.
French and Indian War:
Syracuse University.
French Revolution:
Catholic Encyclopedia
Fordham University.
Hanover College.
Western New England College.

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G Gallipoli, Battle of:
British Broadcasting Company.
Australian Commonwealth Department of Veteran Affairs.
Gettysburg, The Battle of:
Gettysburg Welcome Center.
Home of the American Civil War.
Columbia University.
Gold Rush:
Idaho State University.
Sacramento Bee.
California Environmental Resources Evaluation System.
Public Broadcasting System.
Oakland Museum of California.
Great Society:
University of Florida.
Great 1906 Earthquake and Fire:
Museum of the City of San Francisco.
United State Geological Survey.
Great Wall of China:
University of South Florida.
National Aeronautics and Space Agency.
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution:
University of Texas, Austin.
University of Iowa.
Gunpowder, Invention of:
No Information At This Time.

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H Hadrian's Wall:
Hadrian's Wall Tourism Partnership.
Northumberland County Council.
Hanseatic League:
Universitat Bundeswehr.
Harlem Renaissance:
University of Southern California.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
University of Michigan.
Harper's Ferry Raid:
Public Broadcasting System.
Hastings, The Battle of:
University of California, San Francisco.
British Broadcasting Company.
Sam Houston State University.
Georgia College & State University.
Hellenistic Period:
University of Pennsylvania.
American Historical Association.
Hindenburg Disaster:
Federal Bureau of Investigation.
National Weather Service Association>.
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Bombings:
No Information At This Time.
Hollywood Ten:
University of California, Berkeley.
Screen Actors' Guild.
Holocaust:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Holy Roman Empire:
University of Houston
University of Wisconsin, Madison
McMurry University.
Hundred Years' War:
University of Kansas.
Boise State University.
National Library of France.

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I Imperialism:
Winsor School.
Fordham University.
Central Oregon Community College.
Inca Empire:
No Information At This Time.
India, Partition of:
Duke University.
Emory University.
Indian Mutiny of 1857:
Fordham University.
Brown University.
Industrial Revolution:
Fordham University.
Western New England College.
Inquisition, the:
Rice University.
Catholic Encyclopedia.
Fordham University.
Internment of Japanese-Americans: See Relocation of Japanese-Americans.
Iran Hostage Crisis:
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.
Irish Republican Army (IRA):
Public Broadcast System.
Iron Age:
Shetland Museum.
Iron Curtain Speech:
North Park University.
Islam, Birth and Spread of:
University of Southern California.
Fordham University.
Public Broadcasting System.
British Broadcasting Corporation.
Israel, Independence of:
State of Israel, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
State of Israel, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Iwo Jima:
U.S. Naval Historical Center.
United States Marine Corp.
USAF Museum.
University of San Diego.

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J Jack the Ripper:
University of Virginia.
Casebook: Jack the Ripper, Public Repository.
Jamestown Colony:
University of Virginia.
Association for the Preservation of Virginia.
Jonestown Massacre:
CNN.
Gale Group, FindArticles.com
Jutland, Battle of
Brigham Young University.
British Broadcasting Company.

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K Kellogg-Briand Pact:
Yale University.
Kennedy, John F. (Assassination):
National Archives and Records Administration.
Marquette University.
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
University of Rhode Island.
Dallas Morning News
University of Rostock, Germany.
Kent State University (OH), Shootings:
Kent State University.
Kent State University Library.
Khmer Rouge:
Yale University.
CNN Interactice.
King Arthur, Legend of:
Southern Methodist University.
Rochester University.
Klondike Gold Rush:
Smithsonian Institution.
Korean War:
United States Army.
University of California, Berkeley.
United States Navy.
Kristallnacht:
Middle Tennessee State University.
University of South Florida.
Simon Wiesenthal Center.
Ku Klux Klan:
University of Texas, Austin.

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L Laissez-Faire:
Brown University.
League of Nations:
Northwestern University.
University of San Diego
Yale University.
Lend-Lease Scheme:
Yale University.
Lennon, John (Assassination):
John Lennon FBI Files.
Lewis and Clark Expedition:
Public Broadcasting System.
Discovering Lewis and Clark.
Library of Congress.
Lexington and Concord, Battle of:
Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Public Broadcasting System.
Lincoln, Abraham (Assassination):
Library of Congress.
Lindbergh, Charles: See Spirit of St. Louis.
Lindbergh Kidnapping:
University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Public Broadcasting Service.
Little Big Horn, Battle of
CNN.
Public Broadcasting System.
Locarno Treaty:
Yale University.
Louisiana Purchase:
Louisiana State Museum.
Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
National Archives and records Administration.
James Madison University.
America's Library (Library of Congress).
Lumiere Brothers:
Images Journal.

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M Maastricht Treaty:
European Union.
British Broadcasting Company.
Magna Carta:
National Archives and Records Administration.
British Broadcasting Company.
Maine, Sinking of the:
Library of Congress..
Naval Historical Center.
Naval Historical Center.
Manhattan Project:
University of Texas, Austin.
National Atomic Museum.
Manifest Destiny:
University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
Public Broadcasting System.
Manson, Charles, Murders:
CNN.
University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Marco Polo:
Northpark University.
National Geographic Society.
Public Broadcasting Service.
Marshall Plan:
Library of Congress.
U.S. Department of State.
Mau Mau Rebellion:
No Information At This Time.
McCarthy Hearings:
C-Span.
National Archives and Records Administration.
Freedom of Information Act, Federal Bureau of Investigation.
CNN.
Mexican-American War:
Public Broadcasting System.
Midway, Battle of:
Naval Historical Center
National Geographic Society.
National Security Agency.
University of San Diego.
Ming Dynasty:
Washington State University.
Monroe Doctrine:
North Park University.
Mount Holyoke College.
U.S. Department of State.
Moonlanding (Apollo 11):
NASA.
National Air and Space Museum.
Munich Pact:
Yale University.
Information Please.

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N Nagasaki/Hiroshima Bombings: See Hiroshima/Nagasaki Bombings.
Napoleonic Code:
MSN Encarta.
Nazism:
Fordham University.
Nazi & East German Propaganda: Calvin College.
Nazi-Soviet Pact:
Western New England College.
Yale University.
New Deal:
New Deal Network, Columbia University.
New Economic Policy:
Western New England College.
Nicaea, First Council of:
Catholic Encyclopedia.
Nicaea, Second Council of:
Catholic Encyclopedia.
Normandy Invasion:
United States Army.
National D-Day Museum.
University of Kansas.
North American Free Trade Agreement:
U.S. Department of Agriculture.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO):
North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Parallel History Project.

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O Oklahoma City Bombing:
Oklahoma City National Memorial.
CNN Interactive.
Oregon Trail:
End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.
Public Broadcasting System.
Ottomon Empire:
Sam Houston State University.
Washington State University.

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P Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO):
PLO Negotiations Affairs Department.
Federation of American Scientists.
Information Please.
Panama Canal History Museum
Paper, Invention of:
Institute of Paper Science & Technology.
Aquinas College.
Paris Commune:
Northwestern University.
Pearl Harbor:
National Park Service.
National Geographic Society.
United States Navy.
United States Navy.
Library of Congress.
Peloponnesian War:
Tulane University.
University of Alberta.
Penicilin, Discovery of:
Nobel Foundation.
World Health Organization.
British Broadcasting Company.
Persian Wars:
Washington State University.
Plague, Black:
Boise State University.
University of Virginia.
Brown University.
Fordham University.
Polio Vaccine, Discovery of:
Public Broadcasting System.
Pontiac's Rebellion:
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Bartleby.com.
Prague Spring:
Western New England College.
Presidents of the United States:
C-Span.
National Portrait Gallery.
Prohibition, 18th Amendment:
University of San Diego.
Columbia Encyclopedia.
Schaffer Library of Drug Policy.
National Archives and Records Administration.
Pullman Strike:
Ohio State University.
Punic Wars:
Washington State University.
Boise State University.
Purges, Stalin's:
Fordham University.
Library of Congress.

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R Rabin, Yitzhak (Assassination):
CNN.
Reconstruction, Civil War:
Library of Congress.
Relocation of Japanese-Americans:
University of Utah.
Museum of the the City of San Francisco.
University of California, Santa Cruz.
University of Arizona.
University of Washington.
University of Dayton.
Reformation, Protestant:
Hanover College.
Pepperdine University.
Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies.
Project Wittenberg.
Relativity, Theory of:
Bartleby.com.
Public Broadcasting System.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Renaissance:
IBIBLIO.
University of Virginia.
Revolutions of 1848:
Ohio University's Encyclopedia of Revolutions of 1848.
Fordham University.
Rhineland Crisis:
City University of New York.
Roe v. Wade:
Public Broadcasting System.
Roman Empire:
Public Broadcasting System.
University of Kansas.
University of California, Berkeley.
Fordham University.
British Museum.
Evansville University.
Stanford University.
Roman Republic:
Washington State University.
Northpark University.
University of Texas, Austin.
Western New England College.
Stanford University.
Rome, Fall of:
The Ohio State University.
Western New England College.
California State University, Northridge.
Fordham University. (Excerpt from Edward Gibbon's Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire).
Rome, Sacks of:
Fordham University.
Rosenburg, Julius & Ethel:
University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Central Intelligence Agency.
Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Rosetta Stone:
British Museum.
Russian Revolution:
Fordham University.
University of Colorado.
Georgetown University.
Russo-Japanese War:
Brigham Young University.

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S Saigon, Fall of:
New York Times.
Fall of Saigon Marine Association.
Columbia Broadcasting Company.
Salem Witch Trials:
National Geographic Society.
Salem Witch Museum.
San Francisco Earthquake of 1906: See Great 1906 Earthquake and Fire.
Saratoga, Battle of:
Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Silk Road:
University of California, Irvine.
Slavery:
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
  • Crossroads: University of Virginia.
  • African-American Odyssey: Library of Congress.
    Somme, Battle of the:
    Public Broadcasting System.
    Brigham Young University.
    British Broadcasting Service.
    Spanish-American War:
    Naval Historical Center.
    New York Public Library.
    Library of Congress.
    Spirit of St. Louis:
    Time Magazine.
    National Air and Space Museum.
    National Air and Space Museum.
    Public Broadcaasting System.
    Sputnik:
    NASA.
    Public Broadcasting System.
    Public Broadcasting System.
    Stalingrad, Battle of:
    Northpark University.
    British Broadcasting Corporation.
    Indiana University.
    Strategic Arms Limitation Treaties (SALT):
    Federation of American Scientists.
    U.S. Department of State.
    U.S. Department of State.
    Suez Crisis of 1956:
    Brown University.
    Federation of American Scientists.
    Suffrage, Women's:
    Library of Congress.
    National Archives and Records Administration.
    Public Broadcasting System.

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  • T Tarawa, Battle of:
    University of San Diego.
    University of Guam.
    Tet Offensive, 1968:
    Seattle Times.
    Centenary College.
    Public Broadcasting System.
    United States Army.
    Thermopylae, Battle of:
    Portland State University.
    Boise State University.
    Thirty Years' War:
    Western New England College.
    Pittsburg State University.
    University of California, Davis.
    Bartleby.com.
    Tiananmen Square Massacre:
    Public Broadcasting System.
    Titanic, RMS:
    Titanic Historical Society.
    National Archives and Records Administration.
    Tonkin Resolution, Gulf of: See Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.
    Trafalgar, Battle of:
    Hillsdale College.
    Horatio Nelson Society.
    Transcontinental Railroad:
    Museum of the City of San Francisco.
    Museum of the City of San Francisco.
    National Archives and Records Administration.
    Triangle Fire:
    Yale University Press.
    Cornell University.
    Truman Doctrine:
    CNN Interactive.
    Yale University.
    University of Texas.
    Trusts & Monopolies:
    Vassar College.
    University of Houston.
    CNN -- All Politics.

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    U U2 Spyplane Incident:
    Federation of American Scientists.
    Underground Railroad:
    National Geographic Society.
    University of California, Davis.
    United Nations, Founding/History:
    United Nations.
    United Nations.
    Truman Digital Archive Project: U.S. Department of Education.
    U.S. Constitution: See Constitution of the United States.

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    V Velvet Revolution:
    Radio Prague.
    Verdun, Battle of:
    Public Broadcasting System.
    British Broadcasting Company.
    Versailles, Treaty of:
    British Broadcasting Company.
    Commonwealth of Australia.
    Western New England College.
    Vietnam War:
    University of Texas, Austin.
    Public Broadcasting System.
    Federation of American Scientists.
    New York Times.
    Texas Tech University.
    Vassar College.
    Volstead Act: See Prohibition, 18th Amendment.

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    W War of 1812:
    James Madison University.
    United States Army.
    U.S. Military Academy.
    War Communism:
    Western New England College.
    British Broadcasting Company.
    Wars of the Roses:
    British Broadcasting Company.
    University of San Diego.
    Warsaw Pact:
    Parallel History Project.
    Library of Congress.
    Waterloo, Battle of:
    British Broadcasting Company.
    Public Broadcasting Company.
    Weimar Germany:
    Library of Congress.
    Western New England College.
    Western New England College.
    Western New England College.
    Whiskey Rebellion:
    Federation of American Scientists.
    Northpark University.
    Wobblies (Industrial Workers of the World):
    Industrial Workers of the World.
    World War One:
    World War I: Trenches on the Web.
    Public Broadcasting System.
    Internet Public Library.
    University of Pittsburgh.
    Brigham Young University.
    Emory University.
    British Broadcasting Company.
    British Public Record Office.
    World War Two:
    Yale University.
    Rutgers University.
    National Archives and Records Administration.
    Naval Historical Center.
    University of San Diego.
    United States Air Force Museum.
    Miami University (OH).
    George Washington University.
    Middle Tennessee State University.
    Mount Holyoke College.
    British Broadcasting Company.
    Wounded Knee Massacre:
    Public Broadcasting System.
    Public Broadcasting System.
    Wright Brothers, Flight of the Kitty-Hawk:
    First Flight Society.
    North Carolina First Flight Centennial Commission.

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    X "X" Article:
    CNN Interactive.

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    Y Yalta Conference:
    North Park University.
    Yorktown, Battle of:
    Public Broadcasting System.
    Library of Congress.

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