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Thomas Jefferson

May 25, 2018

Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743–July 4, 1826) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He drafted the Declaration of Independence. He served as the country’s first secretary of state. He was elected the third U.S. president. As…


To the Moon and Beyond!

December 10, 2017

In 1961, United States president John F. Kennedy challenged NASA to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. At the time, it seemed like mission impossible. But only eight years later, the space agency met…


Pictures of 2017

December 4, 2017

What will you remember most about 2017? The past 12 months have been a roller-coaster ride of highs and lows. Like every year, 2017 was action-packed. Around the world, events big and small led to moments of sadness and joy.…



Mummies Revealed!

May 5, 2017

New tools help scientists look inside mummies without damaging them. If you visit the new Mummies show at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), in New York City, don’t miss the mummy called the Gilded Lady. Her case is…


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Working for Women

March 3, 2017

In New York City's Central Park, 22 statues honor men. Four statues show fictional females. One is of Mother Goose. Another is of Alice from the book Alice in Wonderland. Pam Elam wants to honor real women. Elam started the…

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Remembering the March

February 19, 2016

TIME for Kids looks back at the 1963 March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. On August 28, 1963, people from all over the country poured into Washington, D.C. Many held signs: “We March…


Remembering the Model T

October 3, 2008

On October 1, 1908, the Ford Motor Company introduced the Model T. It was an instant hit. The car came only in black. But at $850, it cost about half as much as other cars on the market. By 1918,…