Alaska’s Golden City

Juneau is the capital city of Alaska.
Alaska is known as the last frontier. The state’s capital city, Juneau, has a… Continue Reading

John Adams: The Second President of the United States

John Adams was the second president, but he served as vice president under the first.
John Adams was the first vice president and the second president of the United… Continue Reading

Alaska: The 49th State

Alaska was the 49th state to join the United States. Only Hawaii joined after.
Alaska was the 49th state to join the United States in 1959. About 15,000… Continue Reading

Montgomery: A Colorful History

The story of Alabama’s capital city.
Montgomery, Alabama: The Early Years Montgomery, the capital city of Alabama, wasn’t always the… Continue Reading

George Washington: The First American President

George Washington was the first president of the United States.
George Washington was the first president of the United States. He was born in… Continue Reading

America’s First Immigrant

The story of Annie Moore.
The Statue of Liberty is a sign that stands for freedom and the chance… Continue Reading

The History of Alabama

Alabama was the 22nd state to join the United States.
Alabama was the 22nd state to join the United States. It got the nickname… Continue Reading

The Black Patriots: Slaves Who Fought for American Independence

The black patriots who fought in the Revolutionary War helped begin the end of American slavery.
The Revolutionary War changed history in many ways. When the American colonies decided to… Continue Reading

Impeachment: What Is It?

What does it mean to impeach the president?
What is impeachment and how is it used? What happens when a president gets… Continue Reading

Where Does Money Come From?

How notes and coins are created.
Have you ever made money doing chores at home or by setting up a… Continue Reading

Juneau: A City of Three Names

There was some controversy over what to call Alaska’s capital.
Alaska, the 49th state, is known as the last frontier. Its capital, Juneau, has… Continue Reading

John Adams: A Stubborn but Dedicated Leader

John Adams wasn’t always a popular president, thanks to his stubbornness and some unpopular decisions.
John Adams was the first vice president and the second president of the United… Continue Reading

Alaska: The Last Frontier

Alaska is often called the last frontier and was the second to last state in the Union.
Alaska, the last frontier, was the 49th state to join the Union in 1959.… Continue Reading

The Story of Montgomery

Alabama’s state capital and its rocky history.
Montgomery, Alabama: The Early Years Montgomery, the capital city of Alabama, wasn’t always the… Continue Reading

George Washington: The Father of the United States

As the first president, Washington is often called the father of the country.
The country’s first president, George Washington, was born on February 22, 1732 in Virginia.… Continue Reading

Annie Moore: America’s First Immigrant

The tale of Ellis Island’s first official migrant.
Immigration is a hot topic in today’s world where Americans are conflicted over whether… Continue Reading

Alabama: The Heart of Dixie

Alabama is called the Heart of Dixie because it’s deep in the South.
Alabama became the 22nd state on December 14, 1819. It gained the nickname “Heart… Continue Reading

The Black Patriots and Freedom in America

The end of slavery in the United States began in the Revolutionary War.
The Revolutionary War changed the course of history in many ways. When the American… Continue Reading

The History of Impeachment

Three presidents have been impeached, but Donald Trump might be number four.
What is impeachment and how is it used? What happens when a president is… Continue Reading

Dollars and Cents: How Money is Made

How the US Treasury creates notes and coins.
Have you ever made money doing chores at home or by setting up a… Continue Reading

Juneau: A City Built on Gold

Alaska’s capital city was founded during a gold rush.
Alaska, the 49th state, is known as the last frontier. Its capital, Juneau, has… Continue Reading

John Adams: The Second President and So Much More

John Adams was instrumental in creating the United States – well beyond just serving as second president.
John Adams (1735 – 1826) has the distinction of being the very first vice… Continue Reading

What is Automation? Pros and Cons

Will machines steal our jobs or help our businesses in the future?
If you have been to a McDonald’s location lately, you might have noticed the… Continue Reading

Alaska: Seward’s Folly Paid Off

Many thought that Alaska was worthless, but for only $7.2 million, America struck gold.
Alaska, the last frontier, was one of the newest states to be admitted into… Continue Reading

Montgomery: Confederates, Protests, and the First Flights

Alabama’s state capital has had a tumultuous history.
Montgomery, Alabama: The Early Years Montgomery, the capital city of Alabama, wasn’t always the… Continue Reading

What is the Federal Budget? (Part 2: Deficit)

An unsustainable situation.
To read Part One of "What is the Federal Budget?" click here. Since 2001,… Continue Reading

George Washington: From Farmer to First President

The first president didn’t want to lead, but he loved his country.
The country’s first president, George Washington, was born on February 22, 1732 at the… Continue Reading

What is the Federal Budget? (Part 1: Surplus)

What does the government do with the money it collects?
The United States budget is the federal government’s revenue (the money it takes in) and expenditures… Continue Reading

Ellis Island and America’s First Immigrant

The story of an Irish girl who became America’s first official migrant.
Immigration is a hot topic in today’s world where Americans are conflicted over whether… Continue Reading

Alabama: From Indian Territory to State

Alabama had a long road from the land of thicket clearers to the state as we know it today.
Alabama became the 22nd state on December 14, 1819. Known as the “Heart of… Continue Reading