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This document, which is alluded from a series of CIA Documents regarding the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, examines the strategic considerations regarding why the Soviet Union may have decided to place missiles in Cuba and includes a map that depicts…

This document shows an article that was originally published in Life Magazine on March 18, 1966, written on the Lovings following the Virginia Supreme Court decision to uphold the 1924 Act to Preserve Racial Integrity Act. The case surrounds the…

This guide map shows some of the first park boundaries, ranger stations, trails and more of the Shenandoah National Park in 1937. In 1924 the federal government began looking for land in the southern Appalachian Mountains to create a large national…

This photograph depicts the opening of the Skyline Drive in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia in 1934. The Skyline Drive was created to be a scenic driving road along side of the mountains and to be a part of the Shenandoah National Park. The…

This 1924 application for marriage shows how an individual had to indicate that he or she was not "a habitual criminal, idiot, imbecile, hereditary epileptic or insane person” to be given the right to marry. In addition, an individual also had to…

This document shows a photograph, taken in 1939, of one of the monuments that stands in Charlottesville, Virginia, dedicated to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Named after its leaders, Virginia natives Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, the Lewis…

Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of the United States, was born on April 13, 1743 in Shadwell near Charlottesville, Virginia. He attended the College of William and Mary where he studied to be a lawyer and later practiced law in…

This photo shows the cover page to a first edition book of The Federalist, published in 1788. The Federalist is composed of 85 essays written between October 1787 and May 1788. These essays were originally written anonymously under the pseudonym…

The Federal Reserve System was signed into law on December 23rd, 1913 by President Woodrow Wilson and was sponsored by Virginia State Senator Carter Glass. In 1914 the city of Richmond was selected to be the home to one of the 12 bank central bank…

On November 7, 1774, residents of York boarded the British ship Virginia and dumped two half-chests of tea into the York River. The first Virginia Revolutionary Convention that met in August of that year had adopted a resolution to refuse to purchase…
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