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Happy Trails

November 2, 2018

The chalk-white bluffs rose 300 feet high. To explorer Meriwether Lewis, they looked like the ruins of an ancient city. “It seemed as if those scenes of visionary enchantment would never have an end,” Lewis wrote in a journal from…


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Ben's Big Adventure

October 25, 2018

We know Benjamin Franklin as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Now we get to learn what he may have been like as a boy. Gen-Z Media has created a podcast called Young Ben Franklin. Listeners meet…

John F. Kennedy

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John F. Kennedy

September 6, 2018

John F. Kennedy (May 29, 1917—November 22, 1963) was the 35th president of the United States. While in office, he led the country though several international crises. He also worked to achieve major civil rights reforms. But Kennedy’s presidency was…

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Lyndon B. Johnson

August 2, 2018

President Lyndon B. Johnson (August 27, 1908—January 22, 1973) advanced equality through civil rights law and programs to help the poor. He is also remembered for increasing U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War. Lyndon B. Johnson became president after…

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Alexander Hamilton

August 1, 2018

Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757—July 12, 1804) is one of America’s most influential Founding Fathers. In his short life, he served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, was the first U.S. secretary of the treasury, and established…

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Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt

July 17, 2018

Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858—January 6, 1919) was the 26th president of the United States. He pushed the country toward progressive social and economic reforms. Theodore Roosevelt stares down from Mount Rushmore, in South Dakota. He is alongside giants: George…


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Susan B. Anthony

July 12, 2018

Susan B. Anthony (February 15, 1820—March 13, 1906) was a pioneer in the movement for women’s voting rights in the United States. She paved the way for the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave American women the right…

Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin

June 14, 2018

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706—April 17, 1790) was a scientist, an inventor, a writer, and a statesman. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. He learned…

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Abraham Lincoln

June 12, 2018

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809–April 15, 1865) was the 16th president of the United States. He led the country through the Civil War and worked to end slavery. His life was cut short early in his second term when he…

portrait of Jacob Riis

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Jacob Riis

June 7, 2018

Jacob August Riis (May 3, 1849—May 26, 1914) was a photojournalist who documented the lives of poor New Yorkers in the 1890s. He published the photographs in his book How the Other Half Lives. The photos shocked Americans and inspired…