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French and Indian War provincial camp
French and Indian War provincial camp
At a living history event at Fort Dobbs, North Carolina, a re-enactor portrays a provincial soldier on the North Carolina frontier during the French and Indian War. He sits in his tent at a replica of a provincial soldier's camp, with his musket, personal...
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Join, or die
Join, or die
The political cartoon "Join, or die" was drawn by Benjamin Franklin and originally published in the Pennsylvania Gazette in 1754. Franklin created the image to encourage the American colonies to unite against the French during...
Format: image/illustration
French and Indian War swivel gun
French and Indian War swivel gun
At a French and Indian War re-enactment at Fort Dobbs, North Carolina, a military officer stands behind a swivel gun. A swivel gun was a small cannon mounted on a pivoting device. The mobility of the gun allowed the soldier manning it to fire at targets in...
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French and Indian War Cherokee
French and Indian War Cherokee
At a French and Indian War re-enactment at Fort Dobbs, North Carolina, three men portraying Cherokee warriors have a discussion in the woods with a man portraying a provincial soldier.
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French and Indian War Cherokee camp
French and Indian War Cherokee camp
At a French and Indian War re-enactment at Fort Dobbs, North Carolina, a replica of a Cherokee camp sits in the woods. The camp is stocked with common eighteenth-century Cherokee items, including animal skins, woven bags, blankets, and a gourd.
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Charleston Huguenot church
Charleston Huguenot church
The French Protestant Church in Charleston, S.C., was built in 1845, and is the last remaining independent Huguenot church in the United States. The first Huguenots in Charleston arrived in 1681, after fleeing Protestant persecution in France.
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Site of Fort Dobbs
Site of Fort Dobbs
The depressions in the ground show the former site of Fort Dobbs, a French and Indian War fort in Statesville, North Carolina. The colony of North Carolina built Fort Dobbs in 1756 to guard the western frontier. Named after royal governor Arthur Dobbs, it...
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Conestoga wagon, side view
Conestoga wagon, side view
This 18th-century Conestoga wagon was brought from Pennsylvania to Fort Dobbs, North Carolina, for a demonstration of life during the French and Indian War. Conestoga wagons were drawn by horses and used to move freight in the eighteenth and early nineteenth...
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Vietnam: Historical background
Vietnam has strong historical connections to China and India and has been ruled by both China and France. After turmoil and wars in the twentieth century, Vietnam embarked on a program of reform that has opened relations with the United States.
By Lorraine Aragon.
Conestoga wagon, rear view
Conestoga wagon, rear view
An original 18th-century Conestoga wagon, as seen from the rear. This wagon was brought from Pennsylvania to Fort Dobbs, North Carolina, for a demonstration of life during the French and Indian War. Conestoga wagons were drawn by horses and used to move freight...
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Liberating France
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 5.8
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 4.8
Maps, photographs, and contemporary magazine articles explore the Allied liberation of German-occupied Paris in 1944.
Format: exhibit
Provincial soldiers at Fort Dobbs
Provincial soldiers at  Fort Dobbs
At Fort Dobbs in Statesville, North Carolina, French and Indian War re-enactors illustrate how provincial soldiers drilled to prepare for battle. Eight soldiers march in a line, carrying muskets upright. A drummer marches behind them, providing the cadence...
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The French Revolution: "Those who have and those who have not"
This lesson is part of the French Revolution unit that examines the reigns of the absolute monarchs and the monetary crisis of the French government.
Format: lesson plan (grade 9 Social Studies)
By Kevin Huntley.
The Liberation of paris
The Liberation of paris
On August 25, 1944, crowds of people line the Champs Elysees to watch the Allied soldiers ride into Paris through the Arc de Triomphe in tanks, half tracks and on and motorcycles. A large sign on the right side of the street reads, "Vive de Gaulle." On the...
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The French and Indian War
In Colonial North Carolina, page 8.1
The French and Indian War was the North American conflict that was part of a larger imperial conflict between Great Britain and France known as the Seven Years' War. The French and Indian War began in 1754 and ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The war provided Great Britain enormous territorial gains in North America, but disputes over subsequent frontier policy and paying the war’s expenses led to colonial discontent, and ultimately to the American revolution.
Format: article
Vietnam: A timeline
Major events and eras in the history of what is now Vietnam from the first millennium BCE to the present.
Teaching contemporary Europe
We know how to teach Europe’s past, but what about the present? This article offers strategies and resources for teaching today’s Europe, using online resources from the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Format: article/best practice
By Regina Higgins.
Tiered roofs and spires on Cambodia's National Museum building in Phnom Penh
Tiered roofs and spires on Cambodia's National Museum building in Phnom Penh
Tiered roofs and spires grace Cambodia's National Museum building in Phnom Penh. The top roof tiers near the central spire towers are designed in an ornamental "V" shape. Built between 1917 and 1920 during the French colonial period, the museum building exeplifies...
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Colonial North Carolina
Colonial North Carolina from the establishment of the Carolina in 1663 to the eve of the American Revolution in 1763. Compares the original vision for the colony with the way it actually developed. Covers the people who settled North Carolina; the growth of institutions, trade, and slavery; the impact of colonization on American Indians; and significant events such as Culpeper's Rebellion, the Tuscarora War, and the French and Indian Wars.
Format: book (multiple pages)
A technological tour of the Biltmore Estate
This tour of “America's Castle” explains the technological features George Vanderbilt incorporated into his turn-of-the-century home.
Format: series (multiple pages)