Hail to the Chief

This week, Washington D.C. hosts a series of events that celebrate the fifty-seventh inauguration of the President of the United States. Barack Obama will officially be sworn in for his second term on Monday, January 21, 2013. It is the final step on a journey that began over a year ago on the campaign trail, […]

Patriotic Songs

You are in the arena to see a basketball game. After the teams warm up, they go back to their side of the court and stand in a line. A singer walks up to the microphone, all eyes turn to the lighted flag, people in the audience take off their hats and rise. Why do […]

Taking Count: the United States Census

What has happened every ten years since 1790 and helps the government to run more efficiently? It is the census. As required by the Constitution, every ten years the United States takes a census of its population. The government uses the data from the census to determine apportionment for the House of Representatives and the […]

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