On June 24, 1948, one of the most dramatic standoffs in the history of the Cold War began when the Soviet Union blocked all road and rail traffic to and from West Berlin. For a few tense days, the world waited to see whether the United States and Soviet Union would come to blows. How was the standoff resolved?
The planning for what was called Operation Overlord – the Allied invasion of France -began late in 1943. Roosevelt chose Dwight Eisenhower to command the operation, and this was when he was officially given the title of Supreme Allied Commander of the European Theater of Operations.
Jefferson was a genius and widely regarded to be the most intelligent president America ever had. He spoke 7 languages and played 5 musical instruments. Adams wanted him to write the Declaration of Independence because Jefferson had “A peculiar felicity for expression.”
Described as a tall and lanky man with fiery red hair and piercing blue eyes, Andrew Jackson was famous for his short temper, fearlessness, and quickness to violence.
In this episode of Ask Teach, I tackle the issues of “Why did the US Lose the Vietnam War?”, Do military recruiters lie to kids when they attempt to convince them to sign up for the military, and how in the world is Israel still alive when there are so many neighbors who want them dead?
Check out Reading Through History’s great set of videos for Veterans Day!