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jennaanne01:

justwatchthesunrise:

I still don’t understand why everyone’s so proud to be american we’re a really shitty country

HOLY SHIT, THANK YOU.

Perhaps it’s because, in part, you are allowed to actually post something like this without the fear of getting arrested. Also, coming from someone that has lived in different countries, the United States of America is still one of the best countries to live in, both in terms of quality of life and economic feasibility—remember, our poor are other country’s rich. Is the US still a country rife with problems? Hell yes. However, is there any country that does not have their own problems? Hell no. The United States is a country that has evolved so much from it’s founding 238 years ago, with only one major civil war in the interim—something many other nations can’t claim. It has also fostered many leaders that have called for recognition of the disenfranchised and beaten down—people like Ida Tarbell, Frederick Douglass, and Betty Friedan who, though they may have been persecuted in their day, have now been hailed as heroes. We also have many dark sides to our country, but Patriotism is, in part, the ability to praise what has been done well, while acknowledging, and not excusing, the grievous  mistakes of the past and present.  Being able to learn about the path of our country, both the good and the bad, and possessing the ability to praise and criticize without arrest—that is why I’m proud to be an American. Happy Independence Day!

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pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 1, 1898: Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders Storm San Juan Hill, Cuba
On this day in 1898, American forces and Theodore Roosevelt’s First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry (the “Rough Riders”) defeated Spanish forces at the Battle of San Juan Hill in Cuba.  This victory was a defining moment in the Spanish-American War because it led to Spanish surrender about a month later, effectively concluding the war.
The Rough Riders were a mixed troop, composed of cowboys, Native Americans, African Americans, miners, hunters, law enforcement, and college students.  Roosevelt’s leadership of the cavalry made him a war hero and helped him advance his political career to become Vice President and eventually President. 
Explore the Roosevelts’ lives with the site for Ken Burns’s upcoming film, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.
Watch a clip from the upcoming film about Teddy Roosevelt’s involvement in the Spanish-American War.
Photo: Lt. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt of the Rough Riders, 1898 . Credit: Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 1, 1898: Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders Storm San Juan Hill, Cuba

On this day in 1898, American forces and Theodore Roosevelt’s First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry (the “Rough Riders”) defeated Spanish forces at the Battle of San Juan Hill in Cuba.  This victory was a defining moment in the Spanish-American War because it led to Spanish surrender about a month later, effectively concluding the war.

The Rough Riders were a mixed troop, composed of cowboys, Native Americans, African Americans, miners, hunters, law enforcement, and college students.  Roosevelt’s leadership of the cavalry made him a war hero and helped him advance his political career to become Vice President and eventually President. 

Explore the Roosevelts’ lives with the site for Ken Burns’s upcoming film, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.

Watch a clip from the upcoming film about Teddy Roosevelt’s involvement in the Spanish-American War.

Photo: Lt. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt of the Rough Riders, 1898 . Credit: Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University

Roller Skating, Nov 8, 1910. If I’m not mistaken, these skates were pump powered. Photo from the Library of Congress.
robotcosmonaut:

Hollywood, California - Spring 1963

"Vulpes Vulpes" and "Midnight Owl" by Robert Farkas.

Source: Society6 (http://society6.com/artist/astronaut)

(Source: lifeofhunt)