The US Constitution and The Citizens Almanac: Nine Obligations Americans Are Bound to Uphold

So what are these obligated responsibilities we as Americans are bound to in addition to the US Constitution?

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Quiz: Can You Answer These Rarely Known Questions About the US Constitution?

Test your knowledge! A recent survey by Newsweek suggests that 70% of Americans do not know the basics of our US Constitution and 57% of Americans have never read the Constitution.

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School House Rock “No More Kings” is Great to Watch on Constitution Day!

Have we forgotten the truth in this simple song? If it’s been a while since you checked out “No More Kings” by School House Rock, Constitution Day is the perfect day to do it.

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American Life Before the US Constitution – Educating Kids

It’s Constitution Week! Unmasked History Magazine is celebrating Constitution Day highlighting the most important document of our history – The U.S. Constitution. Check out this video to teach your kids about how American life was like before our US Constitution was created and ratified.

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Murder Mystery: 50 years later, Van Auker slaying remains unsolved in small North Carolina town

Chatham County, N.C. The residents of Twin Falls, Idaho expressed shock after hearing a prominent and well-known member of their community had been murdered while on a business trip to Siler City, North Carolina. More than 50 years later, the baffling murder mystery still remains unsolved.

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Flu Masks and Onions: Wacky Cures and Remedies During the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic

Between 1918 and early 1919, the Spanish influenza became the deadliest plague since the Black Death of the Middle Ages.  The Spanish flu took the lives of healthy young individuals including pregnant women, children and American soldiers during World War I.  The deadly influenza killed more Americans than World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War combined. The furious waves of the flu swept across America killing 675,000 people.

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Folklife: The little wartime pamphlet that sold over 3 million copies in 1943

The best selling book of 1943 was a little pamphlet entitled “Victory Garden” published by the Department of Agriculture. With the recent events of “The Great Pause” of 2020, quarantined families are beginning to get back to gardening and growing their own food. With possible food shortages amid the COVID19 pandemic on the rise, this is nothing new for Americans.

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Richard Petty and North Carolina’s Last NASCAR Dirt Track Race

The State Fairgrounds Speedway, located in Raleigh, North Carolina was a half-mile oval dirt racetrack that sponsored auto races for NASCAR’s top series in 1955, 1969 and 1970.  Now known as “The King” of NASCAR Hall of Famer, Richard Petty won the last Grand National race on the dirt track.  Although the track is no longer used as a motor speedway, the grandstand, now called the Sam G. Rand Grandstand, still remains and is used today for events held at the North Carolina State Fair.

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Johnny Carson and the Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 1973

Through a comedy of errors, this mostly forgotten piece of history concerns Johnny Carson, toilet paper and millions of fearful Americans.

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Folklife: The Forgotten Custom of Women Proposing to Men During Leap Year

The custom of women proposing to men during Leap Year is traced back to a legend of St. Patrick. So girls get out your scarlet flannel petticoats and make a date with your local justice of the peace!  No worries fellas! You can blame the Scots for declaring it open season on bachelors.

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