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Learn the Address: Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettyburg Address to a nation in the throes of Civil War 150 years ago. Now Presidents and others are learning the address by heart. Why? Watch the mashup.

Barack Obama: Use a timeline to visually and interactively understand a presidency. This catalogs 4,000 events. No bias; just the facts. A WhenInTime timeline.

TimeToast is another tool to create timelines.

Google books Ngram Viewer

Bring real science and social analysis to life. The chart below is the free Ngram tool. It compares the frequency in which any specific words are found in the books maintained in Google archives that go back to 1800. Play with the search terms and the years. See what you get.

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