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Top 10 Things to Know About John Adams (About.com American History)

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John Adams is a fascinating character. While only serving one term as president, he had a huge impact on the formation of the United States. The HBO miniseries on John Adams based on the book John Adams by David McCullough met with critical acclaim and is a great look at Adams and his contributions. He truly was a fascinating character and in many ways an underrated president. This top 10 list of things to know about John Adams gives an overview the the key items that you should know when studying the second president of the United States.

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General Grant in Love and War (American Presidents Blog)

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This is a neat article on Grant and his wife, Julia.  The quotes from their courtships letters are a lot of fun!
As soon as he was away, Grant began writing love letters to Julia Dent. They portray a tender, sensitive and insecure young man, overly concerned that his fiancée did not share the intensity of his longing for her. She did not write as frequently as he did, causing him great despair, but when she did compose and send letters, Grant would read them over and over.

“My Dear Julia,” he wrote. “You can have but little idea of ...

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Grant and Cocaine (American Presidents Blog)

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This talks about Grant's addiction to cocaine as a way to deal with the pain of throat cancer to get his autobiography written.  He, like many others of the time, was addicted through patented medicine of the time:
However at age 63, the two-term President wasn’t poking snot with a rolled up $50 bill. He ingested his blow via a “French wine tonic” called Vin Mariani. The coca leaf-spiked concoction fueled ol’ Lyss to finish what became an instant bestseller that was hailed by critics. Each day Grant went through multiple bottles, each containing six milligrams of cocaine per fluid ounce. ...

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Ulysses S Grant (About.com American History)

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On April 27, 1822, Ulysses S Grant was born. He was destined to lead the Union forces during the US Civil War. After the war, he rode a wave of popularity to be elected as the eighteenth president of the United States. Unfortunately, his time in office was wracked by five presidential scandals. Sadly, after the presidency, he lost all his money and wrote his memoirs as a way to raise money for his wife before his death on July 23, 1885.

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Medieval Doom Painting Saved by £40,000 Grant (About.com European History)

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St Nicholas' Church in Stanningfield, is home to a medieval Doom painting. These were pieces of art painted on the walls of churches to enforce the message of the vicar, using vivid and creative visions of heaven and hell. Unfortunately the Stanningfield Doom has been damaged by water leaking in from the roof, but a campaign to repair it has now received £40,000 from English Heritage and the National Lottery. I was lucky enough to see a Doom painting myself, and they're something of a rarity in England now after many were destroyed during the years of religious and political ...

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Puppeteers get Heritage Grant (About.com European History)

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In Britain a proportion of the profits from a National Lottery are given to heritage causes. Since being established in the 90s, the Lottery has helped a lot of heritage projects, and as I was reading this article on recent grants, I saw something I thought I'd share. Right at the bottom, there's the fact that £240,000 has been given to PuppetLink, in order to help conserve and teach the "350-year-old story of Mr Punch and wider puppetry traditions."

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Grant Opportunity for Community College Instructors: Religious Pluralism in America (RELIGION IN AMERICAN HISTORY)

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Paul Harvey

Just saw this from Twitterstorian Chris Cantwell (@cdc29) on an NEH-funded program for community college instructors at the Newberry Library: "Out of Many: Religious Pluralism in America." I'll just reprint the full announcement below, or click the link above.
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Newberry Receives More Than $325,000 from NEH for Community College Program

Greene, Community College Teachers Tour Chicago's Pullman District in 2011
January 2012
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has granted the Newberry $326,803 to help community college faculty improve their instruction on American religious pluralism. Utilizing the Newberry’s rich collections and expertise, “Out of Many: Religious Pluralism in America” is a two-year, ...

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Grant Opportunity for Community College Instructors: Religious Pluralism in America (RELIGION IN AMERICAN HISTORY)

An interesting history-related post from RELIGION IN AMERICAN HISTORY:

Paul Harvey

Just saw this from Twitterstorian Chris Cantwell (@cdc29) on an NEH-funded program for community college instructors at the Newberry Library: "Out of Many: Religious Pluralism in America." I'll just reprint the full announcement below, or click the link above.
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Newberry Receives More Than $325,000 from NEH for Community College Program

Greene, Community College Teachers Tour Chicago's Pullman District in 2011
January 2012
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has granted the Newberry $326,803 to help community college faculty improve their instruction on American religious pluralism. Utilizing the Newberry’s rich collections and expertise, “Out of Many: Religious Pluralism in America” is a two-year, ...

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Grant’s Inaugural Ball (American Presidents Blog)

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This astounded me - it is the list for the food at Grant's second inaugural ball!
10,000 fried oysters; 8,000 scalloped oysters; 8,000 pickled oysters; 63 boned turkeys; 75 roast turkeys; 150 roast capons stuffed with truffles; 15 saddles of mutton; 200 dozen quails; 300 tongues ornamented with jelly; 200 hams; 30 baked salmon; 100 roasted chickens; 400 partridges; 25 stuufed boar’s heads; 2,000 head-cheese sandwiches; 3,000 ham sandwiches; 3,000 beef-tongue sandwiches; 1,600 bunches celery; 30 barrels of salad; 350 boiled chickens; 6,000 boiled eggs; 2,000 pounds of lobster; 2,500 loaves of bread; 8,000 rolls and 1,000 pounds of butter.

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American Experience: Lee and Grant (American Presidents Blog)

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PBS just ran two American Experiences documentaries. First, one on Robert E. Lee and this week, one on Ulysses S. Grant. Both focus on the Civil War. So the one on Grant is about that time, not his presidency. When I was just on PBS, it looks like you can watch all of Lee's online, but only a trailer on Grant. Grant's probably is coming as PBS is pretty good about that. I actually watched both from my DVR. I actually think PBS is still showing it a couple times this week if you want to try to catch ...

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