Gifts for History Teachers


Show your appreciation for history teachers by giving them the perfect history-related presents. This history teacher gift list includes history classroom decorations, history t-shirts and clothing, history mugs, signed history books, and other gift ideas that history teachers will truly appreciate.
 



A historic print will be a perfect addition to every history classroom, such as the Boston broadside "Decaration of Independence" from the printing Office of Edes & Gill. Pair it with a pre-ratification broadside of the "U.S. Constitution", for a savings of $5.00. These historic documents are printed by hand

 

"Declaration of Independence" and "US Constitution" from The Printing Office of Edes & Gill


History teachers will also love these history posters for the classroom. We have the "Revolutionary Superheroes" Poster featuring Abigail and John Adams, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Alexander Hamilton.
 

"Revolutionary Superheroes" poster


You may also purchase our new Mayflower Passengers Infographic Poster, together with the "Revolutionary Superheroes" Poster and save $5.00. The Mayflower Infographic Poster shows a list of the Mayflower Passengers and those who made it to the First Thanksgiving in 1621.
 

Poster of the Mayflower Passengers and those who made it to the First Thanksgiving in 1621.


These history coffee mugs come in two original designs, "We hold these truths - July 4, 1776" Mug and the "History Nerd" Mug with Ben Franklin surrounded by 25 of his witty, inspirational quotes.
 

History Mugs from The History List


Our "History Teacher" shirts with Ben Franklin are well-loved by history teachers. It comes in two styles - as a crewneck for men and women and in a women's v-neck shirt.


"History Teacher" with Ben Franklin shirts


The "Revolutionary Superheroes" Pocket notebooks and the "1776” Note cards with envelopes which comes in a set of 6.


Revolutionary Superheroes Pocket Notebook and 1776 Note Card from The History List

 

History teachers will take delight in receiving our most-loved stickers and magnets in one pack. Choose between our “History Lover” sticker and magnet pack"Revolutionary War" Sticker pack, and "History Major" sticker pack.

 

History nerd stickers and magnets

  
Find all these great gift ideas and more at The History List store

Find a longer list of gifts at TheHistoryList.com/gifts

 

 

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Notable anniversaries in US history this month

March 2019
 

  • 230th anniversary of the first session of Congress meeting in New York City on March 4, 1789
     
  • 240th anniversary of Congress establishing the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers on March 11, 1779
     
  • 155th anniversary of the start of the Red River Campaign during the Civil War, which was fought along the Red River in Louisiana on March 12, 1864
     
  • 40th anniversary of the Three Mile Island Unit 2 reactor, partially melting near Middletown, Pa., on March 28, 1979

 

 

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Gifts for History Buffs


Show your love for the history-loving men in your life by giving them the perfect history gifts. This history buff gift list includes historic documents, history t-shirts and clothing, history mugs, signed history books, and other gift ideas.
 



A historic document will be a perfect addition to the home or office, such as the Boston broadside "Decaration of Independence" from the printing Office of Edes & Gill. Pair it with a pre-ratification broadside of the "U.S. Constitution", for a savings of $5.00. These historic documents are printed by hand using a historic press.

 

"Declaration of Independence" and "US Constitution" from The Printing Office of Edes & Gill


For the history buff for whom "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of history" might be their own credoour "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of History" letterpress print in a handmade frame with conservation mounting.  We have two framed prints available and are available to ship immediately.  One is in a wider profile (shown here), and the other in a narrower simpler frame.
 

"Life, liberty and the pursuit of history" framed print


These history coffee mugs come in two original designs, "We hold these truths - July 4, 1776" Mug and the "History Nerd" Mug with Ben Franklin surrounded by 25 of his witty, inspirational quotes.
 

History Mugs from The History List


History buffs will enjoy reading this signed history book by historian J. L. Bell,  "The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War".


The Road to Concord book by J. L. Bell


To keep history buffs warm this seasonour collection of super soft pullover sweatshirts is a great idea. We have the "Revolutionary Superheroes" in light blue, "History Nerd" with Ben Franklin in charcoal grey (shown below) and in a deep red color, and the "History Nerd" with Abraham Lincoln in deep red.
 

Pullover sweatshirts for history buffs from The History List


Hardcore history buffs will love the "1773" Boston Tea Party shirt, the "Victory" shirt, and the "Revolutionary Superheroes" shirt.
 

history buff shirts


As well as our "Join or Die" shirt and "History Nerd" shirt with a Civil War soldier available in charcoal grey and dark blue.


History buff shirts from The History List


These shirts are not only visually striking but the meaning behind the designs will surely be a conversation starter. Be a rebel and stump the average person!

When you don't know their size,  the Embroidered "History Nerd" with Ben Franklin cap comes in a variety of colors.


History buff caps


  
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Gifts for women history lovers


Our original design honoring the "1773 Boston Tea Party". Made by hand in New England. Each bracelet comes in a beautiful box and includes a small card with a historical account of the event along with a "1773" sticker.
 

"1773 Boston Tea Party" bracelet


Also available, the  Stamp Act Bracelet and the "Seal of  Newport Rhoade Island Counsel" necklace with a large, oval wax seal featuring a sheep with the words, "Seal of  Newport Rhoade Island Counsel" from the Newport Historical Society. 

Jewelry from The History List


These "Jailed for Freedom" pin and pendant with chain depict a jail door, with a heart-shaped lock and chain attached. Perfect present for empowered women.


Jailed for Freedom pin and pendant


Our collection of v-neck shirts not only features a flattering cut but it is also made from a super soft shirt that has been getting rave reviews from day 1. Available in your favorite original designs: "History Nerd" with Ben Franklin in light red heather, "History Teacher" with Ben Franklin in purple, "Revolutionary Superheroes" in black, and "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of History" in light red heather.


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Our "History Nerd" with Ben Franklin caps is a great accessory on your next historic road trip, when attending battle reenactments or living history events, and for exploring historic sites.


"History Nerd" with Ben Franklin caps


For the home, the Old North Church Lantern, a replica of the ones used to signal the riders on the night of April 18, 1775, "Join or Die" framed print, and our exclusive Framed Set of Revolutionary Documents: "America to her Mistaken Mother" and "Britannia to America"
 

History decorations for your home


Another great choice is the "We hold these truths - July 4, 1776" mugs and the "History Nerd" with Ben Franklin mugs.


History coffee mugs


The bestselling "The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War", signed by historian J. L. Bell. Order now to get the book signed and inscribed by the author. This is available until 6 PM of December 9 only.


The Road to Concord book by J. L. Bell


 

Find all these great history gift ideas and more at The History List store

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November 22, 2018

The 55th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963

November 22, 2018 marks the 55th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963.  He was the fourth president martyred. (Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, and William McKinley were the three previous presidents killed by assassins.)

President Kennedy planned a two-day, five-city tour of Texas in advance of the presidential election in 1964. Jackie was with him. It was The First Lady's first extended public appearance since the death of their son in August.

Kennedy stopped in San Antonio and Fort Worth before arriving in Dallas. As the motorcade drove through downtown Dallas, at 12:30 pm shots were fired that struck the president and Texas Governor John Connally, who was seated in front of the president in an open limousine.  

The president was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1 pm.  

At 2:38 pm, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson took the oath of office aboard Air Force One, becoming the 36th President of the United States. Jackie, her suite stained with her husband's blood, stood nearby.

Choosing the location for burial

The Arlington National Cemetery site puts the selection of the cemetery for his grave in historical context:

There are only two U.S. presidents buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The other is William Howard Taft, who died in 1930.

Though Kennedy is buried at Arlington, at the time of his death, many believed that he would be buried in Brookline, Mass. Woodrow Wilson was the only other president besides Taft who had been buried outside of his native state and in the National Capital Region. President Wilson is buried at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, in consultation with Robert F. Kennedy and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, approved burial of the president at Arlington National Cemetery with the gravesite below Arlington House.

On Nov. 25, 1963, at 3 p.m., the state funeral of President Kennedy began.

Among the mourners at Kennedy's grave site were President Charles de Gaulle of France, Chancellor Ludwig Erhard of the Federal Republic of Germany, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and Prince Philip of the United Kingdom. Overhead, 50 Navy and Air Force jets flew past the gravesite followed by the president's plane, Air Force One, which dipped its wing in final tribute.

The initial plot was 20 feet by 30 feet and was surrounded by a white picket fence. During the first year often more than 3,000 people an hour visited the Kennedy gravesite, and on weekends an estimated 50,000 people visited. Three years after Kennedy's death, more than 16 million people had come to visit the Kennedy plot.

Because of the large crowds, cemetery officials and members of the Kennedy family decided that a more suitable site should be constructed. Construction began in 1965 and was completed July 20, 1967. Lighted by Mrs. Kennedy during the funeral, the Eternal Flame burns from the center of a five-foot circular flat-granite stone at the head of the grave.

Recollections from newsmen there that day

At the time, legendary newsmen Bob Schieffer was working for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Jim Lehrer was working for the Dallas Times-Herald. In this video, Lehrer describes the "bubble top" that sometimes covered the limousine and Schieffer recalls getting a call from Oswald's mother, who asked for a ride to the police station.

While the official report on the assisnation is known as the Warren Commission Report (full text), more than 40,000 books have been written on the assassination. The Guardian reviewed some of them last year.

Museum and historic sites

 

— Larisa Moran, Regional Editor, The History List


For more major history events, see our History Lists section of the site.

 

 

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