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Readers' Choice Awards 2013

The Best in American History in Five Categories

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The nominations for the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards have now closed. Please come back on February 19th to cast your votes. You can stay up-to-date by signing up for my weekly newsletter.

The About American History Readers' Choice Awards are a chance for you, the readers, to have your say about what is rated the best of the best in American History for 2013. Following are a list of five categories including the best American History book, movie, website, blog, and the most influential president.

Following is an overview of the process for the Readers' Choice Awards. The nominating period opens in January. Readers have until February 11th to nominate their favorites. Finalists are chosen and then voting opens later in February. Finally, the winners of the Awards are announced in March. You can learn more at awards.about.com.

Schedule for the 2013 American History Readers' Choice Awards

  • January 14, 2013, 12:00 A.M. EST - Nominations open
  • February 11 12:00 A.M. EST - Nominations close
  • February 19 12:00 A.M. EST - Finalists announced and voting opens
  • March 19 12:00 A.M. EST - Voting closes
  • March 27 - Winners are announced

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Most Influential US President

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Forty-three men have served as President of the United States. Do you have an opinion of who was the most influential US President in American History? You can choose any of these forty-three that you want. While not required, including a reason for your choice can help increase the chance that your pick makes it to the finalist stage.

Best American History Book of 2012

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Which American History book published in 2012 do you think is the best of the best? You can choose any book about any era or person in American History. However, the book must have been published in 2012. You can check on Amazon.com if you are unsure. You will need to know the book's title and author before filling out the nomination form.

Best American History-Based Movie of 2012

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Which movie based on American History do you think was the best in 2012? You can pick any book based, even loosely, on America's past. You can choose a movie based on its plot, acting, historical accuracy, or just pure enjoyment factor. However, the movie must have been released in 2012. Make sure to include the complete title on your nomination form.

Best American History Website

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Do you have a favorite American History website? There are a number of websites that provide a wealth of information and resources about America's past. The site of your choice can focus on American History as a whole or one specific era such as the American Revolution, World War II, or the Prohibition era. Nominate your favorite. You will need to have the website's title along with it's complete URL when you fill out the nomination form.

Best American History Blog

About.com 2013 Readers' Choice Awards
Many lovers of American History have created blogs that are informative and fun. Do you have a favorite? The blogger can focus on American History as a whole or can instead focus on one specific era or category such as the American Constitution or the Civil War. To nominate your favorite blog, you will need to have the website's title along with it's complete URL.

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