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The Secretary of War Presenting A Stand of Colours To The 1st Regiment of Republican Bloodhounds
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A bitter vilification of the Van Buren administration's use of bloodhounds to ...

A bitter vilification of the Van Buren administration's use of bloodhounds to hunt fugitive Indians during the Second Seminole War in Florida. The artist condemns the racism and inhumanity of the measure, as well as the role of editor Francis Preston Blair as apologist for the administration. The War Department under Secretary Joel Poinsett was accused of ineptness and cruelty in its conduct of the war--a costly and protracted campaign to subjugate and remove the Seminole Indians from tribal lands in Florida. Public and congressional indignation was stirred in February and March 1840 when the Cuban bloodhounds were first introduced. (The cartoon may date from this time or from as early as 1838 when the idea was first suggested to commanding general Zachary Taylor by Poinsett.) The use of dogs particularly enraged abolitionists, who believed that the animals were really intended for hunting runaway slaves. In the cartoon Poinsett presents a flag that bears the image of an Indian's head carried by a dog. Francis Preston Blair, on his knees, shows the troop of hounds a map of Florida. Blair: "I take pleasure in pointing out to you, my "brethren-"in-arms the seat of a war, the honour of terminating which our master has put in the hands of "our" race. I have no doubt you will all prove like myself--good "collar" men in the cause." Blair's use of the term "collar men" evokes the old colloquialism "collar presses" as a reference to newspapers friendly to the Democratic administration. Poinsett says: "Fellow citizens & soldiers! In presenting this standard to the 1st Regiment of Bloodhounds, I congratulate you on your promotion, from the base & inglorious pursuit of animals, in an uncivilized region like Cuba, to the noble task of hunting "men" in our Christian country! our administration has been reproached for the expense of the Florida war, so we have determined now to prosecute it, in a way that's "dog cheap!" Hence in your "huge paws!" we put the charge of bringing it to a close. Be fleet of foot and keen of nose, or the Indians will escape in "spite" of your "teeth! Dear Blair" here, shows you a map of Florida the theatre of your future deeds. Look to him as the trumpeter of your fame, who will emblazon your acts, as far as the 'Globe' extends, He feels great interest in all his Kith & Kin,' and will therefore transmit your heroism, in "dog"grel verse to remotest posterity!"|Printed & pub: by H.R. Robinson, no. 52 Cortlandt St. N.Y. & Pennsa Avenue Washington D.C.|Signed: Bow Wow-Wow (probably Napoleon Sarony).|Title appears as it is written on the item.|Weitenkampf, p. 62.|Forms part of: American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)|Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1840-5.

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1d. The Iroquois Tribes
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Technically speaking, "Iroquois" refers to a language rather than a particular tribe. In fact, the Iroquois consisted of five tribes prior to European colonization. Their society serves as an outstanding example of political and military organization, complex lifestyle, and an elevated role of women.

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U.S. History
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Independence Hall Association
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Thanksgiving 1 - Pilgrims and American Indians - Beginning Level
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The Thanksgiving unit is divided into three separate lessons, Thanksgiving 1—Pilgrims and ...

The Thanksgiving unit is divided into three separate lessons, Thanksgiving 1—Pilgrims and American Indians, Thanksgiving 2—The Pilgrim Story and My Immigrant Story, and Thanksgiving 3—Traditions. In planning this first lesson, consider whether you wish to cover this material in one or two class sessions. It introduces the Pilgrims’ arrival and first year in North America as well as the life of the American Indians who helped them. On the handouts, you will find Reading Paragraphs and Word Banks with visuals to help illustrate the teaching points and to engage the students in discussion. There is new vocabulary that your students will not need to know for the Civics Test. For example, the readings cover historical background to the Thanksgiving story but these details are not on the test. The story of the Pilgrims’ experience presented here will be explored further in, “Thanksgiving 2—The Pilgrim Story and My Immigrant Story,” when the students have an opportunity to share their own stories. Covers civics test items 58, 59, and 87.

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U.S. History
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
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Beginning Level Lesson Plans
The Grand National Fight 2 Against 1 Fought On The 6th of Nov. 1856 For One Hundred Thousand Dollars
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The familiar metaphor of the presidential contest as a boxing match is ...

The familiar metaphor of the presidential contest as a boxing match is invoked once again. (For an earlier example see "Set to Between the Champion Old Tip and the Swell Dutchman of Kinderhook," no. 1836-12.) The scene is set in an open field, roped off behind to make a ring. Republican candidate Fremont (right) squares off against Democrat James Buchanan (left), after the latter has felled American party nominee Millard Fillmore. Buchanan warns Fremont, "Look out now Young Mariposa for that hair on your face I will put in the "Right" when you least expect it!" Fremont replies, "Come to time, Old Buck, I think I can lick a Democrat as old again as you are!" Fremont steps over the fallen Fillmore, who says, "You see, Fremont, I'm down! There must be a good many drops of 'Democrtic Blood' in that arm of Old Buck's to strike such a stunning blow!" Buchanan is seconded by an Irishman (far left) who comments, "By Jabbers but Old Bucky knocks 'em." Fremont is supported by a Bowery type (crouching at far right) who urges him, "Go in wooly Hoss don't be afeard." The print was probably issued in summer 1856 or later in the election campaign, after Fillmore's prospects for victory had dimmed. |Probably drawn by John L. Magee.|Published by John Childs, 84 So. 3rd St. Phila.|Title appears as it is written on the item.|Weitenkampf, p. 116.|Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1856-16.

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WPA Posters: Foreign Trade Zone No. 1 Staten Island, City of New York, Opened February 1, 1937
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Poster for the City of New York Department of Docks, showing large ...

Poster for the City of New York Department of Docks, showing large ocean liner with the flags of many nations in background. Date stamped on verso: Jan 5 1939. F.H. La Guardia, Mayor - City of New York Department of Docks - John McKenzie, Commissioner. Posters of the WPA / Christopher DeNoon. Los Angeles : Wheatly Press, c1987, no. 193

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WPA Posters: Works Progress Administration, Illinois, District 6--March of Leisure Time May 1st 1937, State Armory - Springfield.
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Poster showing a map in the center of a clock, surrounded by ...

Poster showing a map in the center of a clock, surrounded by vignettes of people involved in leisure activities. Date stamped on verso: May 22 1937.

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WPA Posters: History of Civic Services in The City of New York Police No. 1 : The Rattle Watch.
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Poster for Federal Art Project series on the history of civic services, ...

Poster for Federal Art Project series on the history of civic services, showing citizens patrolling the town, a person hanging from the waist from a gallows, and a person in the stocks, in 1658; the fortified "Stadt Huys" is in the background. Posters of the WPA / Christopher DeNoon. Los Angeles : Wheatly Press, c1987, no. 181

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Tobacco Bag Stringing Activity 1
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In this activity, students will read background information on tobacco bag stringing, ...

In this activity, students will read background information on tobacco bag stringing, and will be asked to analyze reports, worker profiles, and letters from the Tobacco Bag Stringing collection. They will respond by composing their own letter to President Roosevelt, supporting or opposing an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards act.

The student project will demonstrate mastery of a variety of objectives, including creative writing, historical appreciation and criticism, recognition of bias, and incorporation of text and illustration reflecting primary source research.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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Stories of the American South
History: Haitian Revolution (Part 1)
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This 27-minute video lesson is part 1 of Sal's overview of the ...

This 27-minute video lesson is part 1 of Sal's overview of the Haitian Revolution. It covers the slaves rebellion in Saint-Domingue (Haiti) and the rise of Toussaint. L'Ouverture. [History playlist: Lesson 18 of 26]

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Arts and Humanities
World History
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Khan Academy
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Khan Academy
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Khan, Salman
Remember the Rainforest 1
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An Eco ed resource based on the rainforest explorers of the 19th ...

An Eco ed resource based on the rainforest explorers of the 19th C. They went to the forest to record and classify the plants, animals and people. The site has lessons for Eco events like Earth Day as well as 10,000 rare images and the explorers' journals. Within the 700 pages of text, all locations, plant and animal names are linked to their images. Exploring even one page of the text will raise Eco awareness. There is an extensive index for reports and projects. This is a family project that was approved by the British govt. for Curriculum OnLine, by the National Wildlife Federation and the Da Vinci Science Center.

Comments about Remember the Rainforest:
Rob Fox, education director Da Vinci Science Center : “ Fantastic !”

Ken Higgins, regional director and founder of Green Schools Alliance :
“I did open the link, and it is very impressive. I passed it along to our lower school and middle school science teachers, and have posted it with my sustainability educators group in New York.”

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"I Knew Him, Horatio; A Fellow of Infinite Jest . . . Where Be Your Gibes Now?--"Hamlet, Act Iv, Scene 1"
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McClellan, in the character of Hamlet stands near an open grave holding ...

McClellan, in the character of Hamlet stands near an open grave holding the head of Abraham Lincoln. He soliloquizes, "I knew him, Horatio: A fellow of infinite jest . . . Where be your gibes now?" The cartoon evidently appeared following publication in the "New York World" of a scandalous but fabricated account of callous levity displayed by Lincoln while touring the battlefield at Antietam. (See also "The Commander-in-Chief conciliating the Soldier's Votes," no. 1864-31.) McClellan's lines here come from "Hamlet," act 4, scene 1, which takes place in a graveyard, where a gravedigger throws up the skull of Yorick, the king's jester. Hamlet picks up the skull and meditates on the nature of life. At left are the words, "Chicago Nominee," referring to McClellan. At right an Irish gravedigger pauses in his work. Horatio (far right) is New York governor and prominent Peace Democrat Horatio Seymour. The White House is visible in the distance.|Probably published by Thomas W. Strong, N.Y.|Signed: Howard Del [i.e. J.H. Howard].|Title appears as it is written on the item.|"The Lincoln Image," p. 133.|Lorant, p. 265.|Weitenkampf, p. 146.|Forms part of: American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)|Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1864-33.

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Chevy Chase Or The Bank Runner (how Burrows Ran On The 1st of Novr. & S_L Followed, and How Burrows Distanced Him & Almost Escaped A Whipping)
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Entered according to the Act of Congress by William Kelly, in the ...

Entered according to the Act of Congress by William Kelly, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of the City of New York.|Inscribed in ink above image: Deposited Novr. 6th 1832.|Title appears as it is written on the item.|Forms part of: American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)

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