History's Fangirl

Jul 22 2014
thats-a-hot-new-york-city-crowd:

this is my new favorite headline

thats-a-hot-new-york-city-crowd:

this is my new favorite headline

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Jul 11 2014

awkwardspiritanimals:

In history, we don’t say “I love you,” we say “Hey, remember that awful thing that happened to one of your favorite historical figures,” which translates to “I am going to enjoy your pain until you remind me of something equally painful that happened to one of my favorite historical figures and then we can cry together,” and I think that’s beautiful.

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Jul 10 2014

leninistvaporwave:

"the founders wouldn’t have wanted america to be like this"

1) no one cares

2) times change so the politics must change with it

3) shut up

4) stop 

Also the Founding Fathers were individual people with individual opinions who often didn’t agree on anything.

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Jul 04 2014

likeyouwanna-be-loved:

lanadelreptar:

 ♪ White Lips, Pale Face 

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*drops bass* MOTHERFUCKING UNITED STATES *guitar solo*

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I’m not even American but this post is just too good not to reblog, omg

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cannibaliza:

Alord-kitschener:

Happy US national “Thank you, france, for being petty assholes enough to help us primarily for the sake of telling Britain to get bent”

Also, “Thanks Catherine the Great for not loaning Britain the 20,000 troops they asked for” 

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Jul 03 2014
Jul 02 2014

todaysdocument:

ourpresidents:

LBJ Signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - Fifty Years Ago Today

On this day in 1964, President  Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, or sex in public accommodations such as hotels, theaters, parks, restaurants, and other public places.

The act also authorized the withdrawal of Federal funds from programs that practice discrimination. It discouraged job discrimination through the creation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Additionally, it authorized the Attorney General to bring lawsuits against schools practicing segregation, and made the Commission on Civil Rights a permanent organization. 

Images: 

The Civil Rights Act of 1964, page 5. 

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act with Martin Luther King, Jr. and others behind him.  East Room, White House. 7/2/64.

-from the LBJ Library

Plus more on the Civil Rights Act of 1964:

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Jul 01 2014
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Jun 28 2014

lord-kitschener:

Happy 100 year anniversary of the ultimate “boy that escalated quickly” moment

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Jun 09 2014
mapsontheweb:

North American Possessions 1750 - 2005
More ‘possessions’ maps

mapsontheweb:

North American Possessions 1750 - 2005

More ‘possessions’ maps

(Source: Wikipedia)

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Jun 04 2014
ladyhistory:

someone call the funeral home because I have passed on

ladyhistory:

someone call the funeral home because I have passed on

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Jun 03 2014

vanimes:

My sister was just like “pretty little liars? Why not ugly tall honest people?” And like two minutes later she shouted Abraham Lincoln

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May 29 2014

ladyhistory:

beggars-opera:

ladyhistory:

oscarwetnwilde:

ladyhistory:

HOW DO I LOSE FOLLOWERS FOR POSTING GEORGE WASHINGTON THINGS

Who the fuck doesn’t like George Washington?

THE BRITISH??

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