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The Dust Bowl and the Depression in American History

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Margaret Davis of Syracuse, Kansas took this picture of the dust storm on April 14, 1935, as it approached their house. That day would later be known as "Black Sunday," because of the seriousness of this storm.

The Kansas-Nebraska Act and “Bleeding Kansas” in American History

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George S. Park, the founder of Parkville, Missouri, and owner of the Parkville Luminary newspaper, dared to speak out against the actions of the "Border Ruffians." As a result, they took revenge by breaking into the newspaper office and throwing the printing press into the nearby Missouri River.

Desert Storm:  The First Persian Gulf War in American History

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Asaf Muhammad was just twelve years old when Saddam Hussein's troops invaded his Kurdish village at the end of Operation Desert Storm. He went with his family into Turkey, where they received help at a Coalition refugee camp. According to Asaf, "The Americans saved our lives."

 

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