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The Decatur House--Supplementary Resources

Decatur House: A Home of the Rich and Powerful
examines the complicated rise and fall of a famous and rich naval hero. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of materials.

Decatur House
The Decatur House, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is located in Washington, D.C. Visit the site's web pages for further information.

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Chartered in 1949 by Congress, the National Trust, is dedicated to preserving America's important historical properties. Their web site provides links to their other historical sites, additional resources, and information about Main Street, their downtown revitalization program.

National Register of Historic Places
The National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places' on-line travel itinerary, "Washington, DC," provides information on places listed in the National Register for their association with the city's history, including Decatur House.

Maritime Heritage Program
The National Park Service's Maritime Heritage Program works to advance awareness and understanding of the role of maritime affairs in the history of the United States by helping to interpret and preserve our maritime heritage. The program's Web pages include information on National Park Service maritime parks, historic ships, lighthouses, and life saving stations.

Navy: USS Decatur
Learn more about the U.S. Navy vessel that carries Commodore Stephen Decatur's name. Also included on the website is a short biography.

Naval Historical Center
For information on the War of 1812 and the Barbary Wars, where Stephen Decatur distinguished himself as a hero, visit the Naval Historical Center web site. Also available is information on the United States and the Marine Hymn. Use the search engine to locate information on the topic that interests you.

PBS: The American Experience
PBS offers a feature titled "The History of Dueling in America." Included is information on "Code Duello," 26 specific rules outlining all aspects of the duel.


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