The Globe Theater can fit 1,500 people inside of it and another 1,500 on the grounds for a total capacity of 3,000 people for a performance. Often called the "Wooden O," the Globe measured 100 feet in diameter.
The Globe was built in the style of an amphitheater. Plays were typically performed in the afternoon because of the lack of artificial lighting. At the Globe, plays were done in the late spring and summer months to take advantage of the weather. The Globe was the home theater for the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later called the King's Men, of whom William Shakespeare was a part. The roof of the original Globe caught fire in 1613 from a cannon blast during the play "Henry VIII."Learn More
Former President of the United States Woodrow Wilson is the person responsible for saying "the war to end all wars." Ironically, while Wilson used this phrase to refer to World War I, World War II began just two decades later.Full Answer >
The United States formally declared independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. This date is considered the birthday of the United States as a nation. However, the first declaration was approved by Congress on July 2, 1776.Full Answer >
Native Americans wore breechcloth, leather leggings, kilts, trousers, shirts, tunics, skirts, moccasins and mukluks depending on their gender, the season of the year and their tribe. Each Indian tribe has a distinctive type of clothes to distinguish it from another.Full Answer >
The "I have a dream" speech took place as part of the "March for jobs and freedom," and fell around 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation that promised freedom to slaves. The speech was issued as part of a calm civil rights march dedicated to highlighting the lack of rights and freedom within the African-American population. Throughout the speech, Martin Luther King refers to the Emancipation Proclamation, the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution and the Gettysburg Address.Full Answer >