Category Archive: Social Studies

Social Studies, History, Economics, Geography, and other related subjects.

OREGON COUNTRY and the OREGON TRAIL

At one time, maps showed a large area as “Oregon Country,” and four different nations all claimed it was theirs. Prior to 1805, Lewis and Clark were the only ones to explore it — in fact, they walked the entire length of Oregon Country. Oregon Country was the entire area south of Alaska, and to …

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Levi Coffin’s Writing of the Underground Railroad

Levi Coffin was a man who became an important historical figure because of his work in helping runaway slaves to find their freedom.  Fact Frenzy presents the following passage taken directly from the accounts of Levi Coffin, an Ohio Quaker in 1850. He helped slave fugitives escape from the south in a system that was known as the …

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Facts About the Lives of “Mountain Men”

In the time of the “mountain men”, at the beginning of the 19th century,  Lewis and Clark and other explorers had already explored the West. The United States government had already sent these explorers to find out all they can, and to bring the answer to those secrets home. But there was still a lot to …

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Why was there a Mexican – American WAR? (PART 2)

<< Mexican – American WAR PART 1 |  Mexican – American WAR PART 2 >> The United States Congress decided to declare war against Mexico on May 13, 1846. They thought it was necessary in response to Polk’s statement, “American blood has been shed on American soil.”

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Why was there a Mexican – American WAR?

In 1836, Texas had just declared its independance as a nation from Mexican rule. The battle of San Jacinto had just been fought and won. But now, the Republic of Texas was bracing itself for possible future attacks — and a possible Mexican – American war.

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How did the Texas Revolution Happen? (Part 2)

Texas Revolution Part 1 | Texas Revolution Part 2 The Texans put their protests together and presented them to president Santa Anna. When this happened, Santa Anna had Stephen Austin arrested and held for several years without a trial. Eventually he was released. Stephen Austin actually became a chairman of the Committee on Public Safety. However, president …

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Facts

  Fact Frenzy presents some facts about Martin Luther King, Jr., the famous and probably most influential leader in the American civil rights movement of the 1960’s.

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“I Have A Dream” Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4th, 1968. In honor of the legacy he left behind, Fact Frenzy brings you this article, which is simply the full text of the famous speech by Martin Luther King, JR in 1963 titled, “I Have a Dream”.

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Facts About the Conestoga Covered Wagon

Facts About the Conestoga Wagon Conestoga wagons were a type of covered wagon used during colonial times. These wagons were built specifically for carrying heavy freight over rough land. Conestoga wagons could carry up to 6 tons of cargo. The floor was curved, almost like a bowl, in order to help keep things from spilling …

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