ELECTIONS 2008: Results and Analysis
The World Reacts to the Election: Not only in homes and on streets across the United States, did people celebrate the election of Barack Obama as a significant event in U.S. history.
Presidential Transition: Work Begins Immediately for Next U.S. President and His Team: Major economic, foreign policy challenges await the Obama administration - Barack Obama will not take the oath of office until January 20, 2009, but work to address the many challenges that await him in the presidency begins immediately.
Focus on Native Americans: Each November many teachers lecture about the First Thanksgiving, the quintessential American holiday. Giving an accurate picture of the events in Plymouth in the fall of 1621 and explaining how that event fits into American history is a complex task. In this section we point you to teaching materials that give a complete and accurate portrayal of the first Thanksgiving and the role of its Native American participants.
National American Indian Heritage Month: There are nearly 4.6 million American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States, 1.6 percent of the U.S. population. Each November, National American Indian Heritage Month pays tribute to the first Americans and celebrates their enduring contributions to U.S. history and culture. (America.gov)
Native American Literature: The first American literature to be created, Native American literature has been the last to be recognized. Beginning with its first thousand years of oral literature and continuing to the present with writers in all genres of literature, Native American is an important element in the literature of the United States.
Webchat Station: Native American History Month - Wednesday, November 19, 16:00–18:00 - A discussion of the role of identity among Native American Indians - with a focus on the concept of shared identity between American Indians and Afro-descendants.
A DAY IN HISTORY: November 19 - The Gettysburg Address
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Updated: November 2008