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The Meaning of Memorial Day

May 25, 2018

Technically, summer doesn’t start until June 21. But many people consider Memorial Day to be the unofficial start of the season. This year, we celebrate the holiday on May 28. Many families will heat up the grill or head to…

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Thomas Jefferson

May 24, 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, served as the country’s first secretary of state, and was elected the third U.S. president. As president,…

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Justice for All

February 23, 2018

On September 4, 1957, 14-year-old Carlotta Walls and eight other black teenagers approached Little Rock Central High School, in Arkansas. It was supposed to be their first day of school, but angry protesters threatened the students, and Arkansas National Guardsmen…

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To the Moon and Beyond!

December 15, 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…

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Pictures of 2017

December 8, 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.…

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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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Where are the Women?

March 3, 2017

Walk through any park in the United States and you will see historic statues. But how many are statues of women? In New York City's Central Park, there are statues of Mother Goose, Alice (from Alice in Wonderland), Juliet (with…

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Remembering the March

February 28, 2020

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…

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Inspiring a Nation

February 28, 2020

This content is related to The March, a virtual-reality museum exhibit. In the years leading up to the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, civil rights leaders and activists had been protesting our nation’s injustices. They encouraged people…

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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,…