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Detroit | Wikipedia audio article

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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates



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Detroit (, locally also ; French: Détroit, lit. 'strait') is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County. The municipality of Detroit had a 2017 estimated population of 673,104, making it the 23rd-most populous city in the United States. The metropolitan area, known as Metro Detroit, is home to 4.3 million people, making it the second-largest in the Midwest after the Chicago metropolitan area. Regarded as a major cultural center, Detroit is known for its contributions to music and as a repository for art, architecture and design.
Detroit is a major port located on the Detroit River, one of the four major straits that connect the Great Lakes system to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The Detroit Metropolitan Airport is among the most important hubs in the United States. The City of Detroit anchors the second-largest regional economy in the Midwest, behind Chicago and ahead of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, and the 13th-largest in the United States. Detroit and its neighboring Canadian city Windsor are connected through a tunnel and the Ambassador Bridge, the busiest international crossing in North America. Detroit is best known as the center of the U.S. automobile industry, and the Big Three auto manufacturers General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler are all headquartered in Metro Detroit.
In 1701, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit, the future city of Detroit. During the 19th century, it became an important industrial hub at the center of the Great Lakes region. With expansion of the auto industry in the early 20th century, the city and its suburbs experienced rapid growth, and by the 1940s, the city had become the fourth-largest in the country. However, due to industrial restructuring, the loss of jobs in the auto industry, and rapid suburbanization, Detroit lost considerable population from the late 20th century to the present. Since reaching a peak of 1.85 million at the 1950 census, Detroit's population has declined by more than 60 percent. In 2013, Detroit became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy, which it successfully exited in December 2014, when the city government regained control of Detroit's finances.Detroit's diverse culture has had both local and international influence, particularly in music, with the city giving rise to the genres of Motown and techno, and playing an important role in the development of jazz, hip-hop, rock, and punk music. The erstwhile rapid growth of Detroit left a globally unique stock of architectural monuments and historic places, and since the 2000s conservation efforts managed to save many architectural pieces and allowed several large-scale revitalizations, including the restoration of several historic theatres and entertainment venues, high-rise renovations, new sports stadiums, and a riverfront revitalization project. More recently, the population of Downtown Detroit, Midtown Detroit, and various other neighborhoods has increased. An increasingly popular tourist destination, Detroit receives 19 million visitors per year. In 2015, Detroit was named a City of Design by UNESCO, the first U.S. city to receive that designation.
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The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents: How the Presidency was Formed (1789-1825) | History

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Detroit | Wikipedia audio article

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Detroit

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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates



SUMMARY
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Detroit (, locally also ; French: Détroit, lit. 'strait') is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County. The municipality of Detroit had a 2017 estimated population of 673,104, making it the 23rd-most populous city in the United States. The metropolitan area, known as Metro Detroit, is home to 4.3 million people, making it the second-largest in the Midwest after the Chicago metropolitan area. Regarded as a major cultural center, Detroit is known for its contributions to music and as a repository for art, architecture and design.
Detroit is a major port located on the Detroit River, one of the four major straits that connect the Great Lakes system to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The Detroit Metropolitan Airport is among the most important hubs in the United States. The City of Detroit anchors the second-largest regional economy in the Midwest, behind Chicago and ahead of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, and the 13th-largest in the United States. Detroit and its neighboring Canadian city Windsor are connected through a tunnel and the Ambassador Bridge, the busiest international crossing in North America. Detroit is best known as the center of the U.S. automobile industry, and the Big Three auto manufacturers General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler are all headquartered in Metro Detroit.
In 1701, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit, the future city of Detroit. During the 19th century, it became an important industrial hub at the center of the Great Lakes region. With expansion of the auto industry in the early 20th century, the city and its suburbs experienced rapid growth, and by the 1940s, the city had become the fourth-largest in the country. However, due to industrial restructuring, the loss of jobs in the auto industry, and rapid suburbanization, Detroit lost considerable population from the late 20th century to the present. Since reaching a peak of 1.85 million at the 1950 census, Detroit's population has declined by more than 60 percent. In 2013, Detroit became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy, which it successfully exited in December 2014, when the city government regained control of Detroit's finances.Detroit's diverse culture has had both local and international influence, particularly in music, with the city giving rise to the genres of Motown and techno, and playing an important role in the development of jazz, hip-hop, rock, and punk music. The erstwhile rapid growth of Detroit left a globally unique stock of architectural monuments and historic places, and since the 2000s conservation efforts managed to save many architectural pieces and allowed several large-scale revitalizations, including the restoration of several historic theatres and entertainment venues, high-rise renovations, new sports stadiums, and a riverfront revitalization project. More recently, the population of Downtown Detroit, Midtown Detroit, and various other neighborhoods has increased. An increasingly popular tourist destination, Detroit receives 19 million visitors per year. In 2015, Detroit was named a City of Design by UNESCO, the first U.S. city to receive that designation.
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America Unearthed: The New World Order (S2, E2) | Full Episode | History

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Detroit | Wikipedia audio article

This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article:
Detroit


00:03:23 1 History
00:03:31 1.1 Early settlement
00:05:20 1.2 Later settlement
00:08:02 1.3 19th century
00:11:06 1.4 20th century
00:15:05 1.5 Postwar era
00:21:16 1.6 1970s and decline
00:24:29 1.7 1980s
00:24:51 1.8 1990s–2000s
00:27:08 1.9 21st century
00:30:42 2 Geography
00:30:51 2.1 Metropolitan area
00:31:44 2.2 Topography
00:35:02 2.3 Climate
00:37:56 2.4 Cityscape
00:38:04 2.4.1 Architecture
00:41:48 2.4.2 Neighborhoods
00:45:01 3 Demographics
00:48:13 3.1 Income and employment
00:50:12 3.2 Race and ethnicity
00:54:17 3.2.1 Asians and Asian Americans
00:56:20 4 Economy
01:02:46 5 Culture and contemporary life
01:03:47 5.1 Nicknames
01:04:42 5.2 Music
01:10:04 5.3 Entertainment and performing arts
01:11:16 5.4 Tourism
01:15:40 6 Sports
01:19:24 7 Law and government
01:21:15 7.1 Crime
01:23:21 7.2 Politics
01:24:30 7.3 Public finances
01:26:03 8 Education
01:26:12 8.1 Colleges and universities
01:27:59 8.2 Primary and secondary schools
01:28:09 8.2.1 Public schools and charter schools
01:29:51 8.2.2 Private schools
01:31:03 9 Media
01:32:45 10 Infrastructure
01:32:55 10.1 Health systems
01:35:18 11 Transportation
01:36:38 11.1 Transit systems
01:38:43 11.2 Modal characteristics
01:39:14 11.3 Airports
01:40:06 11.4 Freeways
01:42:05 11.5 Floating Post Office
01:42:41 12 Notable people
01:42:50 13 Sister cities
01:43:23 14 See also



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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates



SUMMARY
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Detroit (, locally also ; French: Détroit, lit. 'strait') is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County. The municipality of Detroit had a 2017 estimated population of 673,104, making it the 23rd-most populous city in the United States. The metropolitan area, known as Metro Detroit, is home to 4.3 million people, making it the second-largest in the Midwest after the Chicago metropolitan area. Regarded as a major cultural center, Detroit is known for its contributions to music and as a repository for art, architecture and design.
Detroit is a major port located on the Detroit River, one of the four major straits that connect the Great Lakes system to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The Detroit Metropolitan Airport is among the most important hubs in the United States. The City of Detroit anchors the second-largest regional economy in the Midwest, behind Chicago and ahead of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, and the 13th-largest in the United States. Detroit and its neighboring Canadian city Windsor are connected through a tunnel and the Ambassador Bridge, the busiest international crossing in North America. Detroit is best known as the center of the U.S. automobile industry, and the Big Three auto manufacturers General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler are all headquartered in Metro Detroit.
In 1701, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit, the future city of Detroit. During the 19th century, it became an important industrial hub at the center of the Great Lakes region. With expansion of the auto industry in the early 20th century, the city and its suburbs experienced rapid growth, and by the 1940s, the city had become the fourth-largest in the country. However, due to industrial restructuring, the loss of jobs in the auto industry, and rapid suburbanization, Detroit lost considerable population from the late 20th century to the present. Since reaching a peak of 1.85 million at the 1950 census, Detroit's population has declined by more than 60 percent. In 2013, Detroit became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy, which it successfully exited in December 2014, when the city government regained control of Detroit's finances.Detroit's diverse culture has had both local and international influence, particularly in music, with the city giving rise to the genres of Motown and techno, and playing an important role in the development of jazz, hip-hop, rock, and punk music. The erstwhile rapid growth of Detroit left ...

The hidden danger in the Great Lakes

Since 2010, more than 600 people have drowned in the Great Lakes. Jamie Racklyeft was almost one of them and he's determined to make sure others survive too.

Erie, Pennsylvania | Wikipedia audio article

This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article:
Erie, Pennsylvania


00:01:46 1 History
00:07:47 2 Geography
00:10:58 2.1 Climate
00:13:13 3 Demographics and religion
00:17:33 4 Economy
00:19:56 5 Utilities
00:22:05 6 Arts and culture
00:25:36 7 Media
00:26:46 8 Sports
00:28:19 9 Recreation
00:29:47 10 Government
00:32:15 11 Education
00:35:42 12 Transportation
00:39:33 13 Sister cities
00:40:02 14 See also



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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates



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Erie (; EE-ree) is a city on the south shore of Lake Erie and the county seat of Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. Named for the lake and the Native American Erie people who lived in the area until the mid-17th century, Erie is the fourth-largest city in Pennsylvania, as well as the largest city in Northwestern Pennsylvania, with a population of 101,786 at the 2010 census. The estimated population in 2016 had decreased to 98,593. The Erie metropolitan area, equivalent to all of Erie County, consists of 276,207 residents. The Erie-Meadville, PA Combined Statistical Area has a population of 369,331, as of the 2010 Census.
Erie is halfway between the cities of Buffalo, New York, and Cleveland, Ohio, and due north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Erie's manufacturing sector remains prominent in the local economy, though health care, higher education, technology, service industries and tourism are emerging as significant economic drivers. Over four million people visit Erie during summer months for recreation at Presque Isle State Park, as well as attractions such as Waldameer Park.
Erie is known as the Flagship City because of its status as the home port of Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship Niagara. The city has also been called the Gem City because of the sparkling lake. Erie won the All-America City Award in 1972, and in 2012 hosted the Perry 200, a commemoration, celebrating 200 years of peace between England, America and Canada following the War of 1812 and Battle of Lake Erie.

Boston, Massachusetts | Wikipedia audio article

This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article:



00:02:55 1 History
00:03:04 1.1 Colonial
00:05:04 1.2 Revolution and the Siege of Boston
00:08:42 1.3 Post-revolution and the War of 1812
00:11:20 1.4 19th century
00:14:14 1.5 20th century
00:16:46 1.6 21st century
00:19:02 2 Geography
00:21:34 2.1 Cityscapes
00:21:43 2.2 Neighborhoods
00:23:41 2.3 Climate
00:28:31 3 Demographics
00:35:12 3.1 Ancestry
00:35:31 3.2 Demographic breakdown by ZIP Code
00:35:42 3.2.1 Income
00:35:58 3.3 Religion
00:37:54 4 Economy
00:42:15 5 Education
00:42:24 5.1 Primary and secondary education
00:43:22 5.2 Higher education
00:47:35 6 Public safety
00:48:48 7 Culture
00:55:21 8 Environment
00:55:30 8.1 Pollution control
00:57:08 8.2 Water purity and availability
00:58:06 9 Sports
01:03:17 10 Parks and recreation
01:04:52 11 Government and politics
01:07:40 12 Media
01:07:49 12.1 Newspapers
01:09:49 12.2 Radio and television
01:12:40 12.3 Film
01:12:59 13 Healthcare
01:15:01 14 Infrastructure
01:15:11 14.1 Transportation
01:21:17 15 Twin towns and sister cities
01:22:58 16 See also



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I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
- Socrates


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Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 694,583 in 2018, making it also the most populous city in New England. Boston is the seat of Suffolk County as well, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country. As a combined statistical area (CSA), this wider commuting region is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth most populous in the United States.Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. Upon gaining U.S. independence from Great Britain, it continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub as well as a center for education and culture. The city has expanded beyond the original peninsula through land reclamation and municipal annexation. Its rich history attracts many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone drawing more than 20 million visitors per year. Boston's many firsts include the United States' first public park (Boston Common, 1634), first public or state school (Boston Latin School, 1635) and first subway system (Tremont Street Subway, 1897).Today, Boston is a thriving port city. The Boston area's many colleges and universities make it an international center of higher education, including law, medicine, engineering, and business, and the city is considered to be a world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship, with nearly 2,000 startups. Boston's economic base also includes finance, professional and business services, biotechnology, information technology, and government activities. Households in the city claim the highest average rate of philanthropy in the United States; businesses and institutions rank among the top in the country for environmental sustainability and investment. The city has one of the highest costs of living in the United States as it has undergone gentrification, though it remains high on world livability rankings.

Boston | Wikipedia audio article

This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article:
Boston


00:02:33 1 History
00:02:42 1.1 Colonial
00:04:27 1.2 Revolution and the Siege of Boston
00:07:40 1.3 Post-revolution and the War of 1812
00:10:00 1.4 19th century
00:12:38 1.5 20th century
00:14:53 1.6 21st century
00:16:56 2 Geography
00:19:10 2.1 Cityscapes
00:19:18 2.2 Neighborhoods
00:21:05 2.3 Climate
00:25:12 3 Demographics
00:31:08 3.1 Ancestry
00:31:25 3.2 Demographic breakdown by ZIP Code
00:31:35 3.2.1 Income
00:31:50 3.3 Religion
00:33:33 4 Economy
00:37:11 5 Education
00:37:20 5.1 Primary and secondary education
00:38:12 5.2 Higher education
00:42:05 6 Public safety
00:43:11 7 Culture
00:49:04 8 Environment
00:49:13 8.1 Pollution control
00:50:40 8.2 Water purity and availability
00:51:33 9 Sports
00:56:06 10 Parks and recreation
00:57:34 11 Government and politics
01:00:04 12 Media
01:00:13 12.1 Newspapers
01:01:53 12.2 Radio and television
01:04:24 12.3 Film
01:04:41 13 Healthcare
01:06:33 14 Infrastructure
01:06:42 14.1 Transportation
01:11:34 15 Twin towns and sister cities
01:13:05 16 See also



Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago.

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- increases imagination and understanding
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- reduce eye strain

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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates



SUMMARY
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Boston is the capital and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 685,094 in 2017, making it also the most populous city in the New England region. Boston is the seat of Suffolk County as well, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country. As a combined statistical area (CSA), this wider commuting region is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth-largest in the United States.Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. Upon gaining U.S. independence from Great Britain, it continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub as well as a center for education and culture. The city has expanded beyond the original peninsula through land reclamation and municipal annexation. Its rich history attracts many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone drawing more than 20 million visitors per year. Boston's many firsts include the United States' first public park (Boston Common, 1634), first public or state school (Boston Latin School, 1635) and first subway system (Tremont Street Subway, 1897).The Boston area's many colleges and universities make it an international center of higher education, including law, medicine, engineering, and business, and the city is considered to be a world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship, with nearly 2,000 startups. Boston's economic base also includes finance, professional and business services, biotechnology, information technology, and government activities. Households in the city claim the highest average rate of philanthropy in the United States; businesses and institutions rank among the top in the country for environmental sustainability and investment. The city has one of the highest costs of living in the United States as it has undergone gentrification, though it remains high on world livability rankings.

Over the Hills and Far Away performance

A little excerpt from the 1812 Bicentenary Event that took place at Cardiff Castle 25th-26th August 2012. The event was organised by Firing Line, Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier. Re-enactors of the 41st co-ordinated the Battle of Fort Detroit and the Fight for Canada in 1812. The performance Over the Hills and Far Away was scripted and directed by Tim Riley.
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BATTLE OF THE THAMES 2013 - Tecumseh Quote 001

One of Tecumseh's famous quotes spoken by Graham Greene:
Brothers.We all belong to one family; we are all children of the Master of Life; we walk in the same path, slake our thirst at the same spring, and now affairs of greatest concern lead us to smoke the pipe around the same council fire...we must assist each other to bear our burdens. We are threatened by a great evil...nothing will pacify the white man but the destruction of us all. At first they asked only for land sufficient for a wigwam. Now nothing will satisfy them but the whole of our grounds, from the rising to the setting sun.
Chief Tecumseh

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The year is 1813 and the balance of power in the Lake Erie region is tipping in favour of the Americans. The Battle of Lake Erie is lost to the Americans under Oliver Hazzard Perry and the British fleet is smashed. Fearing being completely cut off from supply routes, General Proctor decides to retreat to Burlington, but fails to adequately inform his inferior officers and Tecumseh of his plans which leads to distrust and suspicion. Tecumseh agrees to follow the British. Together, Proctor's 41st regiment and Tecumseh's warriors make a stand 2 miles down the Thames River from Morraviantown. It is a good site. The British left flank is protected by the river and a swamp on the right and Tecumseh's warriors are on the high ground overlooking the swamp. In a bold and unconventional move, General Harrison unleashes his cavalry which breaks the British. The natives hold their ground as the battle rages back and forth undecidedly. Above the raging sounds of battle, Tecumseh's voice no longer rings out to inspire his people.
On October 5th, 1813, the American army under General Harrison is victorious over the British and Tecumseh's forces. With winter approaching, Harrison leaves the region after burning Morraviantown to the ground. This leaves the farms and homes of the Thames River region and western district as un-occupied territory, susceptible to raiding parties of Americans, British and Natives for the next 15 months until the end of the war in 1815. With Tecumseh's death, the dream of a native confederacy and independent state in the American Midwest is destroyed, leaving open the route west for American expansionism.

2013 Bicentennial
The Battle of the Thames-2013 will be a 'living history' week end event. Living history is the re-creation of an event by people who have a passion for immersing themselves in history. They dress, act, and use the same equipment and clothes as people did at a particular point in the past. For the Battle of the Thames-2013, the time portrayed is October 1813. It will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle fought between the American Army of the Northwest and the alliance of the British Right Division and First Nation confederacy.
The original battle was fought along the Thames River a few miles downstream from the village of Morraviantown, near present day Thamesville. Tecumseh monument is located here and this will be the site of the Bicentennial re-enactment.
The Battle of the Thames-2013 will be a 2 day event on October 4th and 5th of 2013. Friday Oct 4th is Education Day. Thousands of school children will attend to see civilian and military life along the Thames as it was 200 years ago. On Saturday Oct 5th there will be military camps, demonstrations, entertainment, shopping, a battle re-enactment and a period style dance.
Why re-create this event? The Battle of the Thames was a major significant event that changed the course of history of the Midwest of the United States and Canada. The death of Tecumseh, the breakup of the native confederacy, and the absence of the British allowed the government of the United States to aggressively persue its acquisition of native lands of the Midwest. It permanently laid to rest the British and native hopes of preserving an independent, sovereign native nation south of the Great Lakes. The efforts and sacrifices of the people involved deserve to be remembered, recognized and commemorated.

Battle of Fort Dearborn

The Battle of Fort Dearborn (sometimes called the Fort Dearborn Massacre) was an engagement between United States troops and Potawatomi Native Americans that occurred on August 15, 1812, near Fort Dearborn in what is now Chicago, Illinois (at that time, wilderness in the Illinois Territory). The battle, which occurred during the War of 1812, followed the evacuation of the fort as ordered by the commander of the United States Army of the Northwest, William Hull. The battle lasted about 15 minutes and resulted in a complete victory for the Native Americans. After the battle, Fort Dearborn was burned down. Some of the soldiers and settlers who had been taken captive were later ransomed.

Following the battle, the federal government became convinced that all Indians had to be removed from the territory and the vicinity of any settlements, as settlers continued to migrate to the area. The fort was rebuilt in 1816.
Fort Dearborn was constructed by United States troops under the command of Captain John Whistler in 1803. It was located on the south bank of the main stem of the Chicago River in what is now the Loop community area of downtown Chicago. At the time, the area was seen as wilderness; in the view of later commander, Heald, so remote from the civilized part of the world. The fort was named in honor of Henry Dearborn, then United States Secretary of War. It had been commissioned following the Northwest Indian War of 1785–1795, and the signing of the Treaty of Greenville at Fort Greenville (now Greenville, Ohio), on August 3, 1795. As part of the terms of this treaty, a coalition of Native Americans and frontiersmen, known as the Western Confederacy, turned over to the United States large parts of modern-day Ohio, and various other parcels of land including 6 square miles (16 km2) centered at the mouth of the Chicago River.

The British Empire had ceded the Northwest Territory—comprising the modern day states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin—to the United States in the Treaty of Paris in 1783. The area had been the subject of dispute between the Native American nations and the United States, however, since the passage of the Northwest Ordinance in 1787. The Indian Nations followed Tenskwatawa, the Shawnee prophet and the brother of Tecumseh. Tenskwatawa had a vision of purifying his society by expelling the children of the Evil Spirit, the American settlers. Tenskwatawa and Tecumseh formed a confederation of numerous tribes to block American expansion. The British saw the Native American nations as valuable allies and a buffer to its Canadian colonies and provided them arms. Attacks on American settlers in the Northwest further aggravated tensions between Britain and the United States. The Confederation's raids hindered American access to potentially valuable farmlands, mineral deposits and fur trade areas.

In 1810, as a result of a long running feud, Captain Whistler and other senior officers at Fort Dearborn were removed. Whistler was replaced by Captain Nathan Heald, who had been stationed at Fort Wayne, Indiana. Heald was dissatisfied with his new posting and immediately applied for and received a leave of absence to spend the winter in Massachusetts. On his return journey to Fort Dearborn, he visited Kentucky, where he married Rebekah Wells, the daughter of Samuel Wells, and they traveled together to the fort in June 1811.

The Fort Wayne Story (1959)

Black and white 16mm film containing the program The Fort Wayne Story, presented by the Detroit Historical Museum and Detroit Historical Society. The film is hosted by Glenn G. Stille, the curator of military history, and in the later portion he is joined by Robert E. Lee, exhibits preparator at the Fort Wayne Military Museum.

The film begins with Stille seated behind a desk, with a large drawing of Fort Wayne behind him. In his introduction, he discusses the fort's recent role as an induction center during the Korean War, and shows a map of the fort's location relative to downtown. He then begins detailing the city's prior forts beginning with Fort Pontchartrain in 1701. As the camera pans across a model of the fort, he discusses the three expansions of the fort, and Detroit's early French history. He then moves forward to 1778, and the British-built Fort Lernoult. Again, another model is shown. Stille explains that the fort was renamed Fort Shelby by the Americans, and fell out of use by 1826. Before moving to the construction of Fort Wayne in 1848, Stille mentions the Detroit barracks at Gratiot Avenue and Russell Street which were used to house troops in the interim. He also briefly describes the Patriot War of the 1830s and tensions along the Canadian border.

Stille begins detailing the features of Fort Wayne using another model. He points out the demi-lune, embankments, artillery mounts, the entrance, power magazine, and barracks. Then over actual footage of the fort, he expounds on the dry moat, outer embankment and walls. He then focuses on the entrance way, specifically its doors, the entrance tunnel, and the adjacent casement. Inside the fort he then details the powder magazine, and barracks.

Robert E. Lee then joins Stille at the desk to talk about the fort's exhibits. First he shows the panels situated in the entrance tunnel which provide a timeline of Detroit's history prior to Fort Wayne. Each panel includes a representative flag. The panels are titled, 1701-1760 Cadillac, 1760-1796 The British, 1796-1812 American Occupation, 1812-1813 Surrender!!, and 1813-1840 Cold War. After briefly mentioning displays of firearms in the entrance way, he then turns toward the Firepower exhibit inside the barracks. At the desk, Lee shows a Colt revolver and a Civil War-era carbine rifle from the exhibit. He also mentions two rooms of Native American displays. Again, at the desk, he showcases a French-made pipe tomahawk,a boiling stone, and a moccasin. FInally Lee mentions the fort's Sherman tank, and stresses its popularity with children.

In the film's conclusion, Stille provides directions to the museum, its hours, and phone number.

The film is housed within a grey tin with a WTVS label. The label is marked, The Fort Wayne Story, #529, 3/11/58, Produced by Glenn Stille and Bob Lee.

Fort Meigs (Preview)

WGTE's War of 1812 in the Old Northwest is presented in the Toledo Stories series. In this preview, learn how and why Fort Meigs was constructed.

Drummond Island's Part in the War of 1812

Jill Lowe Brumwell describes her new book about the war of 1812 and Drummond Island, especially Fort Drummond. Held at Bayliss Public library on October 3, 2012. Sponsored by the Chippewa County Historical Society.
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Martin Van Buren (born Maarten Van Buren, December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862) was the eighth President of the United States from 1837 to 1841. A founder of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the ninth Governor of New York, the tenth U.S. Secretary of State, and the eighth Vice President of the United States. He won the 1836 presidential election with the endorsement of popular outgoing President Andrew Jackson and the organizational strength of the Democratic Party. He lost his 1840 reelection bid to Whig Party nominee William Henry Harrison due in part to the poor economic conditions of the Panic of 1837. Later in his life, Van Buren emerged as an elder statesman and important anti-slavery leader who led the Free Soil Party ticket in the 1848 presidential election.
Van Buren was born in Kinderhook, New York to a family of Dutch Americans; his father was a Patriot during the American Revolution. He was raised speaking Dutch and learned English at school, making him the only U.S. President who spoke English as a second language. He trained as a lawyer and quickly became involved in politics as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party. He won election to the New York State Senate and became the leader of the Bucktails, the faction of Democratic-Republicans opposed to Governor DeWitt Clinton. Van Buren established a political machine known as the Albany Regency and in the 1820s emerged as the most influential politician in his home state. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1821 and supported William H. Crawford in the 1824 presidential election. John Quincy Adams won the 1824 election and Van Buren opposed his proposals for federally funded internal improvements and other measures. Van Buren's major political goal was to re-establish a two-party system with partisan differences based on ideology rather than personalities or sectional differences, and he supported Jackson's candidacy against Adams in the 1828 presidential election with this goal in mind. To support Jackson's candidacy, Van Buren ran for Governor of New York and resigned a few months after assuming the position to accept appointment as U.S. Secretary of State after Jackson took office in 1829.
Van Buren was a key advisor during Jackson's eight years as President of the United States and he built the organizational structure for the coalescing Democratic Party, particularly in New York. He resigned from his position in order to help resolve the Petticoat affair, then briefly served as the American ambassador to Britain. At Jackson's behest, the 1832 Democratic National Convention nominated Van Buren for Vice President of the United States and he took office after the Democratic ticket won the 1832 presidential election. With Jackson's strong support, Van Buren faced little opposition for the presidential nomination at the 1835 Democratic National Convention, and he defeated several Whig opponents in the 1836 presidential election. Van Buren's response to the Panic of 1837 centered on his Independent Treasury system, a plan under which the Federal government of the United States would store its funds in vaults rather than in banks. He also continued Jackson's policy of Indian removal; he maintained peaceful relations with Britain but denied the application to admit Texas to the Union, seeking to avoid heightened sectional tensions. In the 1840 election, the Whigs rallied around Harrison's military record and ridiculed Van Buren as Martin Van Ruin and a surge of new voters helped turn him out of office.
At the opening of the Democratic convention in 1844, Van Buren was the leading candidate for the party's nomination for the presidency, but his continued opposition to the annexation of Texas aroused the opposition of Southern Democrats and the party nominated James K. Polk. Van Buren grew increasingly opposed to slavery after he left office, and he agreed to lead a third party ...

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Kalamazoo /ˌkæləməˈzuː/ is a city in the southwest region of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is the county seat of Kalamazoo County. Kalamazoo is located geographically in Western and Southern Michigan. As of the 2010 census, Kalamazoo had a total population of 74,262. Kalamazoo is the major city of the Kalamazoo-Portage Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a population of 326,589 as of 2010.
Kalamazoo is home to Western Michigan University, a large public university, and Kalamazoo College, a liberal arts school, and Kalamazoo Valley Community College, a two year community college. Kalamazoo is home to major players in the pharmaceutical and medical science industries. Kalamazoo is also known for its importance in the world of music as it was the original home to Gibson guitars. Kalamazoo has also built a reputation as a major player in the American craft beer movement.


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Philadelphia, often called Philly, is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863. Since 1854, the city has been coterminous with Philadelphia County, the most populous county in Pennsylvania and the urban core of the eighth-largest U.S. metropolitan statistical area, with over 6 million residents as of 2017. Philadelphia is also the economic and cultural anchor of the greater Delaware Valley, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis. The Delaware Valley's population of 7.2 million ranks it as the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States.William Penn, an English Quaker, founded the city in 1682 to serve as capital of the Pennsylvania Colony. Philadelphia played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 at the Second Continental Congress, and the Constitution at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787. Several other key events occurred in Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War including the First Continental Congress, the preservation of the Liberty Bell, the Battle of Germantown, and the Siege of Fort Mifflin. Philadelphia was one of the nation's capitals during the revolution, and served as temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C., was under construction. In the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center and a railroad hub. The city grew from an influx of European immigrants, most of whom came from Ireland, Italy and Germany—the three largest reported ancestry groups in the city as of 2015. In the early 20th century, Philadelphia became a prime destination for African Americans during the Great Migration after the Civil War, as well as Puerto Ricans. The city's population doubled from one million to two million people between 1890 and 1950.
The Philadelphia area's many universities and colleges make it a top study destination, as the city has evolved into an educational and economic hub. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Philadelphia area had a gross domestic product of US$431 billion in 2016, the eighth-largest metropolitan economy in the United States. Philadelphia is the center of economic activity in Pennsylvania and is home to five Fortune 1000 companies. The Philadelphia skyline is expanding, with a market of almost 81,900 commercial properties in 2016, including several nationally prominent skyscrapers. Philadelphia has more outdoor sculptures and murals than any other American city. Fairmount Park, when combined with the adjacent Wissahickon Valley Park in the same watershed, is one of the largest contiguous urban park areas in the United States. The city is known for its arts, culture, cuisine, and colonial history, attracting 42 million domestic tourists in 2016 who spent US$6.8 billion, generating an estimated $11 billion in total economic impact in the city and surrounding four counties of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia has also emerged as a biotechnology hub.Philadelphia is the birthplace of the United States Marine Corps, and is also the home of many U.S. firsts, including the first library (1731), hospital (1751), medical school (1765), national capital (1774), stock exchange (1790), zoo (1874), and business school (1881). Philadelphia contains 67 National Historic Landmarks and the World Heritage Site of Independence Hall. The city became a member of the Organization of World Heritage Cities in 2015, as the first World Heritage City in the United States. Although Philadelphia is rapidly undergoing gentrification, the city actively maintains mitigation strategies to minimize displacement of homeowners in gentrifying neighborhoods.

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