US History Museum Project (Final)

By Dakota Nellesen

The War of 1812 Exhibit

The War of 1812 was a time in which the early United States of America took on the greatest naval power in the world, Great Britain.
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Star Spangled Banner Artifact

The Star Spangled Banner is an artifact from a battle within The War of 1812. Today, it is our national anthem!
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Beginning of the War Artifact

The War of 1812 began on June 18, 1812. On this day, the United States took on all odds against the British to fight for their independence.
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The USS Constitution Artifact

The USS Constitution is an active-duty US Navy vessel and the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world from the War of 1812.
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Musket Artifact

The Musket was an inefficient weapon during the War of 1812. Though some soldiers did equip their knife to the end of this weapon to make it more deadly in close combat.

The War of 1812 Plaque

The War of 1812 was a defining time period in American history because it was when we fought for our rights and independence from the British. Our national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, was developed during a tragic battle in the War of 1812. During the time, Great Britain most to all the advantages on it's side. The United States showed their will to fight the odds stack against them even in the darkest hours.

The Gilded Age Exhibit

The Gilded Age was an era in which the industries of the United States suddenly had a boom. We were rapidly growing our technology and advancements during the time.
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The Transcontinental Railroad Artifact

The Transcontinental Railroad was the first railroad that expanded from the center of the United States to the Pacific Ocean.
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The Oil Industry Artifact

The Oil Industry boomed in the Gilded Age thanks to John D. Rockefeller. His cunning tactics is business brought his industry to the top with many rivals during the era.
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The Steel Industry Artifact

Andrew Carnegie controlled the steel industry of the Gilded Age. His hard work and dedication eventually led him to becoming the richest man in America during the time after he sold his industry for a high price.
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Chicago World's Fair 1893 Artifact

More than 26 million visitors would flock to the 600-acre fairgrounds of the World's Fair and 200-plus buildings full of art, food, entertainment and technological gadgets.

The Gilded Age Plaque

The Gilded Age was a defining era because it was when America’s economy skyrocketed and major industries like oil, steel, and railroads grew more and more over the course of time because of people like John Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and J.P. Morgan. Because of them, the made our nation's industries boom. They were the richest men in America and made the foundations of what we live with today!

World War II Exhibit

When Hitler rose to power, his goal was to make the Germans the super race of humanity by taking over the other nations of the world. Great Britain, The Soviet Union, France, and the United States all stood in the way of Hitler's path to dominance.
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War General George S. Patton Artifact

Patton was a war hero from World War I. When World War II broke out, he already learned the lessons of battle from World War I, making him one of the best generals we had during the second world war.
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Adolf Hitler Artifact

Hitler was the source of the problem during World War II. His believes and ideas caused him to rise to power and send his armies to conquer Europe. Beating him meant great sacrifices to our supplies.
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Little Boy Artifact

Little Boy was the nuke that was dropped in Hiroshima to aid in defeating Japan during World War II. Fat Man was a similar nuke dropped onto Nagasaki. Eventually, Japan surrendered to the United States.
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Paris Peace Conference of 1947 Artifact

After World War II ended and Germany was defeated, the Paris Peace Conference of 1947 settled the post-war problems and made sure that another world war would not happen again.

World War II Plaque

World War II defined Americans because we stood against all the odds that Hitler, Germany, Japan, and Italy threw at us. We came together to strategize how to overcome the strength of Germany. President Roosevelt was a huge monumental figure during the time, and he kept our nation going. He also pulled the United States out of it's darkest times.

The Cold War Exhibit

The Cold War was a war that involved no violence at all. It was a race in developing advancements and technology between the Soviet Union and the United States of America.
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Propaganda Artifact

Propaganda was used during the Cold War to encourage Americans and Soviets that they could become the strongest and most advanced nation.
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Space Race Artifact

The Space Race was a competition for supremacy in spaceflight capability between the United States and the Soviet Union
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U-2 Spy Plane Artifact

In 1960, an incident occurred during the Cold War on May 1 resulted in a United States U-2 spy plane was hot down over the airspace of the Soviet Union. Its role was to be a covert surveillance aircraft.
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Corona Artifact

Corona was one of America's first spy satellites. The others were Argon and Lanyard. Before this point, no spy satellite photos had ever been released to the public.

Cold War Plaque

The Cold War defined America because it was known as a time where we fought the Soviet Union in developing new, advanced technology, creating a more tactical military, and creating satellites and rockets to put Americans into space. Many inventions created during that time period were the foundations for what modern technology we have today around the world.