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My name is Crystal Coon. This is my history blog! Here you will find information about the field of history and the world that it envelops....

Summer 2020: A Good Thing out of a Bad Time

With my interest in Public History and Interpretation, I was really excited to find a park to work for the summer after I got my Bachelors! Then 2020 hit, and every one of my plans went completely off the rails. Parks and museums closed, and there was really no...

So What Happened?

Several more battles took place after the Battle of Gettysburg, but one in particular was important. At Appomattox Court House, Virginia, the Union Army won a significant victory. After a 12 day battle, the Confederate Army under Robert E. Lee was forced to surrender. This was the last big...

Where in the World is… a Civil War Battlefield!

Before we can find out where the battles were, we have to know which sides each state fought on. The Civil War divided the United States into North versus South, pretty evenly along the line of slave states versus non-slave states (but not exactly!). The Confederacy had 11 states,...

Who were the People Involved in the Civil War?

Today, we are going to talk about the American Civil War! In 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected as the President of the United States. If you would like to know more about Abraham Lincoln’s involvement in the war, you can check out our earlier lesson here. But there were...

George Versus George!

As the Revolution grew, people quickly chose sides. Those on the side of the British, often called Loyalists or Tories, chose to stand behind King George III of England. Those who sided with the Colonies, usually referred to as Patriots, chose to stand with George Washington, who had been...

The Beginning of the Revolution!

After the Boston Tea Party, the colonists began to move towards separation from England. Some of them wanted a rebellion! Some of the colonists joined together in a group called the Sons of Liberty. This group was dedicated to making plans to help set the colonies free. However, in...

That’s Not the Tea Party I had in Mind!

In 1773, in the city of Boston, things were heating up between England and its colonies. At this time, what is now known as the United States was owned and ruled by England, which meant that the colonies had to obey the rules that England put in place. But...

Behind Enemy Lines

While the soldiers were fighting the war, it was slowly becoming known to the world the horrors of what was going on in Nazi occupied territories.Through Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in Germany, he brought with him an intense hatred that would kill millions of people. In what became...

Soldiers in the Midst of War

During World War II, every county had many soldiers that were willing to fight in the war. Fighting in this war was not easy. The soldiers had to work hard, and there was always the possibility that they could be shot, injured, or killed. War was a very dangerous...

The World Went to War: For the Second Time??

On September 1, 1939, Germany, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, invaded the country of Poland. If someone invaded your home, I bet you wouldn’t be too happy! And neither were the Polish people. And on September 3, Great Britain and France declared war on Germany in order to...
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