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Veterans Day Quiz

Veterans Day Quiz by David Tucker   November 11 is Veterans Day, which has been observed under its current name since 1954 and honors all American veterans.   The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, provides an … Continue reading »

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Prohibition Quiz

Rediscovering America: Prohibition Quiz By John Moser   One hundred years ago, on October 28, the Volstead Act – or National Prohibition Act — was passed. The Act created a legal mechanism to enforce the 18th Amendment, which prohibited “the manufacture, sale, or … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholars Answer: “Why is America Worth Preserving?”

In the Ashbrook Scholar Program, students learn to speak and engage with each other as equals. To improve their public speaking, Ashbrook Scholars are required to participate in the Henry Clay Speech Competition. This semester, Ashbrook Scholars addressed the question … Continue reading »

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Panama Canal Quiz

Panama Canal Quiz by Patrick Maloney On October 1, 1979, the first step in transferring ownership of the Panama Canal from the United States to Panama took place. On that date, the Panama Canal Zone, a 10-mile wide area surrounding … Continue reading »

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A Constitution Day Message From Interim Director Jeffrey Sikkenga

Watch a Constitution Day message  from our Interim Executive Director Jeff Sikkenga

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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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