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Labor Day Quiz

Labor Day Quiz By Eric D. Pullin Labor Day, which marks the “unofficial” end of summer, occurs annually on the first Monday in September. Observed for more than a century in the United States, this national holiday “celebrates and honors … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook’s New Core Documents Curriculum Solves the Research Problem, So Students Can Read, Analyze, and Write

An Ashbrook-edited series of primary document volumes is helping a teacher in southeastern Ohio prepare his students for college. Ray Mertz recently discovered that the volumes, covering topics from the American Founding through the Cold War, can be downloaded for … Continue reading »

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Woodstock and the 1960’s Counterculture Quiz

Woodstock Quiz By John Moser Aug. 15 marks the 50th anniversary of “An Aquarian Experience: 3 Days of Peace and Music,” which would eventually be known just as Woodstock. It is one of the best-known events of the counterculture movement, … Continue reading »

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Space Race Quiz

Space Race Quiz By John Moser July 20, 1969, marks the 50th anniversary of U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin’s historic walk on the moon. “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind,” Armstrong … Continue reading »

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Celebrating the American Spirit on the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

On the evening of July 20, 1969, nearly all Americans gathered around their television sets to watch Neil Armstrong take “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” President John F. Kennedy had declared eight years earlier … Continue reading »

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Junior Ashbrook Scholars Visit Ohio Statehouse and Supreme Court

One of the unsung gems of the Ashbrook Center is the Junior Ashbrook Scholar program for eighth-grade students from the nearby Ashland Middle School. These students—just thirteen and fourteen years old—have the unique opportunity to study American history at the … Continue reading »

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2019 Hilda E. Bretzlaff Ashbrook Academy: Thank You!

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Independence Day Quiz

Independence Day Quiz by Jason Stevens Near the end of his life, Thomas Jefferson described the Declaration of Independence as “an expression of the American mind.” On Independence Day, Americans should remember not only the Founding Fathers and the Revolutionary … Continue reading »

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Women’s Suffrage Quiz

Women’s Suffrage Quiz by Sarah Morgan Smith One hundred years ago, on June 4, 1919, the U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution in support of a 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which would give women the right to vote. The … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Supporters Reflect on How American History is Remembered

Flying into Honolulu in June 1998, Phil Anderson looked down at an enormous battleship newly arrived in Pearl Harbor: the USS Missouri. Nicknamed “Mighty Mo,” the ship was anchored next to the memorial to the sunken USS Arizona, the resting … Continue reading »

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