Monthly Archives: May 2009

Presidential Perks


When a person becomes the president, he or she is entitled to a 400k salary, as well as a hefty expense account — and the benefits don’t stop there! Learn more about the perks of being president in this podcast … Continue reading

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What really happened at Kent State?


After the Kent State shootings, colleges across the country closed. However, decades later, researchers still aren’t sure what actually happened at Kent State. Tune in and learn more in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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How the Tuskegee Airmen Worked


The Tuskegee Airmen made up the first African American air squadron. Tune in to this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com to learn more about desegregation in the American army and how the Tuskegee Airmen helped win World War II.

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Did Betsy Ross really make the first American Flag?


Did Betsy Ross really make the first American flag, or is this just another revolutionary legend? Learn the myths and facts about Betsy Ross and the first American flag in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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Mesopotamia: The First Civilization


Mesopotamia is often called the ‘cradle of civilization,’ but some scholars believe other ancient areas (such as Catal Huyuk) hold a better claim to the title. Tune in and learn more with this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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How the Battle of Gettysburg Worked


The Battle of Gettysburg remains the most memorable conflict of the Civil War, and historians continue to analyze the events preceding and following from the battle. Tune in and learn more about Gettysburg in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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Were people vying to become slaves in the Ottoman Empire?


Under a loophole of Muslim law, a sultan could take one-fifth of the spoils of war, including slaves. Learn how the sultan began a slave army — and why would someone would want to be a soldier-slave — in this … Continue reading

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