Bolivia’s Citizens Remove Socialist President

Evo Morales has resigned in the face of protests.
Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, recently resigned and moved to Mexico. His resignation signals the end of… Continue Reading

Tell Brak: The World’s Most Ancient City?

Satellites reveal new information on ancient site.
Technology has come a long way, but sometimes new inventions can tell us even more about… Continue Reading

First Amendment: The Right to Petition the Government

U.S. Citizens can appeal directly to the government for change.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;… Continue Reading

Artist Paints Huge Mural of Greta Thunberg

Climate change activist is honored in art – but not everyone agrees.
The Swedish teen climate activist, Greta Thunberg, has made quite a name for herself as she… Continue Reading

Connecticut: War, Trade, and Fundamental Orders

The Provision State has its share of fascinating stories.
Connecticut was one of the first 13 colonies established in the New World, and it has… Continue Reading

Ancient Human Species Discovered

How many human species have there been?
A new species of ancient human has been found, exciting paleontologists and scientists, and changing perceptions… Continue Reading

Football Fairness: Can a Team Play Too Well?

Why can’t two undefeated teams just play the game?
A high school football coach in Nassau County, New York, was suspended for one game for… Continue Reading

Denver: The Mile High City

When measured from the 15th step of the city hall, Denver is one mile above sea level.
Denver is the state capital of Colorado and is known as “the Mile High City.” It… Continue Reading

Veteran’s Day: A Day to Honor Those Who Served

What began as a day to honor the survivors of WWI became a day for all veterans.
Veteran’s Day is the day we honor and celebrate our heroes, the military men and women… Continue Reading

The Spill: Leaking Secrets

Weekly news you can use.
Welcome to LNGenZ’s roundup of the trending topics in the news this week. Whistleblowers: Revealing Secret… Continue Reading

John Quincy Adams: The Federalists who Abandoned the Party

John Quincy Adams was a federalist, but he eventually grew tired of party politics.
John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) was the sixth president of the United States. He was born on… Continue Reading

First Amendment: The Right to Assemble

The Bill of Rights makes sure Americans can gather in public.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;… Continue Reading

Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist: A Fierce Debate and the Birth of a Nation

A strong central government or powerful states – the dispute of the Founding Fathers.
The United States Constitution, along with the Bill of Rights, is the founding legal document upon… Continue Reading

Whistleblowers: Revealing Secret Information

Will Trump be impeached because of a whistleblower?
There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about President Donald Trump, Ukraine, and… Continue Reading

Colorado: Pikes Peak or Bust

From mysterious ancient buildings to a gold rush.
Colorado is sometimes referred to as the “Centennial State” in honor of the one-hundredth year of… Continue Reading

North Dakota Pipeline Spill: Not a Public Health Threat

No drinking water or animals seem to be affected and cleanup is under way.
Last week, the Keystone Pipeline ruptured in Edinburg, North Dakota. About 9,120 barrels – 380,000 gallons… Continue Reading

What is GDP?

How countries measure their wealth.
The U.S. government recently reported that the gross domestic product (GDP) grew 1.9% from July to… Continue Reading

California Wildfires: What Is Causing the Fires?

People seem to be responsible for most of these fires, in one way or another.
As Smokey the Bear used to say, “Only YOU can prevent forest fires,” and the evidence… Continue Reading

Sacramento: The River City

The Sacramento River was a blessing for the area – but frequent flooding was its curse.
Sacramento is the capital city of California, but it wasn’t the first. There were several other… Continue Reading

Impeaching Trump: A Partisan Issue?

The House of Representatives voted to officially investigate Trump – but two Democrats and all the Republicans voted against it.
The House of Representatives voted for an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s conduct in relation… Continue Reading

The Spill: Mummies Discovered

Weekly news you can use.
The Story Behind Halloween Halloween wasn’t always the fun, carefree event it is today. The holiday… Continue Reading

James Monroe: Opposing the Federalists

Monroe, Madison, and Jefferson founded the Democratic-Republicans in 1792.
James Monroe (1758-1831) was the fifth president of the United States. His presidency saw a lot… Continue Reading

First Amendment: Protecting a Free Press

The First Amendment makes sure that people know what the government is doing.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;… Continue Reading

The Story Behind Halloween

The ancient Celts thought spirits and ghosts roamed the land on this day.
Halloween wasn’t always the fun, carefree event it is today. The holiday originated with the Celtic… Continue Reading

Are You Too Old To Go Trick-Or-Treating?

City bans teens from Halloween activity.
Are you or your friends too old to go trick-or-treating? According to Chesapeake, Virginia and other… Continue Reading

What is Outsourcing?

Is it a good idea for businesses?
Congress recently passed a bill that would make companies reveal how many workers they have outside… Continue Reading

California: A US State and a Mythical Island

This state was thought to be a legendary place.
California, the Golden State, was the 31st state to be added to the Union. It is… Continue Reading

Is the White House Haunted?

Many people have claimed to see the ghosts of former White House residents.
“My dear Clara, it seems that the White House is haunted.” These words were written by… Continue Reading

Isolationism vs. Non-Intervention

How should the U.S. act on the world stage?
Former President George W. Bush recently opened a debate on the difference between non-interventionism and isolationism.… Continue Reading

Look out for the Blue Pumpkin

Blue pumpkin candy buckets can be a subtle sign that the trick-or-treater is autistic.
Halloween is a time of fun that kids and adults look forward to each autumn. Costumes… Continue Reading

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: ISIS Leader Is Gone

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been hiding since losing his main compounds – but he couldn’t hide forever.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was the leader of a terrorist organization called the Islamic State. The group… Continue Reading

Little Rock: Home of the People of the South

The Little Rock area was home to the Quapaw, who were called the Arkansea, or people of the south.
Before Europeans started exploring the Little Rock area, the land was inhabited by the Quapaw, who… Continue Reading

Mummies Discovered in Egypt – But That’s Nothing to Fear

Unlike what is shown in some scary movies, mummification was just a way of preserving the dead.
Just in time for Halloween, archaeologists in Egypt found 30 coffins with perfectly preserved mummies inside.… Continue Reading

Capitalism vs Socialism: How Much Should the Government Control?

More government involvement or less – which is better for the people?
Right now, debate rages across the United States between people who favor socialism and those who… Continue Reading

The Spill: Peace In Syria?

Weekly news you can use.
Welcome to LNGenZ’s roundup of the trending topics in the news this week. School Lunch Debt:… Continue Reading

James Madison: The Father of the Constitution

James Madison contributed to Virginia’s Statute of Religious Freedom, the US Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
James Madison was the fourth president of the United States. He helped secure our religious liberty… Continue Reading

School Lunch Debt: How to Solve the Problem?

School lunch debt is becoming a problem across the nation, but what can be done about it?
School meals are a very important part of any student’s education. Feeding students, however, is not… Continue Reading

First Amendment: Protecting More than Just Words

The term “speech” can be used to describe nearly all ways of communicating thoughts.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;… Continue Reading

Turkey vs. Syria: Is Peace Possible?

What will happen next?
Last week, Turkey informed the White House of plans to invade northern Syria to attack terrorists… Continue Reading

Arkansas: The People State

Arkansas is home to the World's Championship Duck Calling Contest.
The Territory of Arkansas became the 25th state of the Union on June 15, 1836. “Arkansas”… Continue Reading

Protests in Spain Over Catalan Independence

Barcelona faces unrest as separatist leaders are jailed.
The fight for independence is not a new concept; peoples from all over the world have… Continue Reading

America’s Middle Class is the Best in the World?

How average living in the US compares to other countries.
Where would you prefer to be middle-class: The United States or Japan? Would you choose to… Continue Reading

Justin Trudeau Wins Canadian Election

Canada has chosen its next Prime Minister.
The people of Canada went out on October 21 to vote for the next leader of… Continue Reading

Censuring: A Way of Punishing Elected Officials

Bad behavior in office can be publicly shamed.
Recently, Republicans in the House of Representatives tried to censure Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA). To censure… Continue Reading

Phoenix: Home of the Hohokam

The Hohokam people lived in the Phoenix area for almost 1000 years – then disappeared.
Phoenix is the capital of Arizona, and it is aptly named. When the mythical phoenix dies,… Continue Reading

UN Puts Countries with Poor Records on Human Rights Council

Why did Libya, Sudan, Venezuela, and Mauritania make the council?
The United Nations (UN) recently held a secret ballot vote to let 14 countries join the… Continue Reading

The Spill: NBA Anger

Weekly news you can use.
Welcome to LNGenZ’s roundup of the trending topics in the news this week. Elevator to the… Continue Reading

Elevator to the Moon: Can We Build It?

An elevator from Earth to the moon: Do we have the tech today?
How exciting would it be to be able to go to the moon, especially if you… Continue Reading

Thomas Jefferson: The Author of Independence

Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) was America’s third president and the author of our Declaration of… Continue Reading

First Amendment: The Freedom from Religious Persecution

Many colonists came to America to flee religious persecution.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;… Continue Reading

Hurricane: A Canine Hero Rewarded for His Service

A Secret Service dog named Hurricane is recognized for his service.
Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “What counts is not necessarily the size of the… Continue Reading

Arizona: The Grand Canyon State

Arizona is home to the Grand Canyon, which spans 227 miles and stretches as far as 18 miles wide.
Arizona was the 48th state admitted into the United States, but its history spans many thousands… Continue Reading

The NBA Gives in to China’s Pressure

An NBA team owner offended China, and the nation threatened to stop broadcasting games.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) has been in the news lately because of a controversy over… Continue Reading

Nobel Prize: What Does it Mean?

Every year, the Nobel Prize rewards whoever seems to have done the greatest good for humanity that year.
The Nobel Peace Prize is a well-known award given to people or organizations that have demonstrated… 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 a rich… Continue Reading

Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

Some people say we should recognize the indigenous people – not the Europeans who displaced them.
Columbus Day is celebrated each year on the second Monday in October. It is in honor… Continue Reading

The Spill: Punishment Banned

Weekly news you can use.
Welcome to LNGenZ’s roundup of the trending topics in the news this week. What’s Up With… 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 States. He… Continue Reading

What’s Up With Ukraine?

More information on the country everyone’s talking about.
The Eastern European country of Ukraine has been in the news lately. The country has become… 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. In its… Continue Reading

Japan Leaves the IWC and Returns to Commercial Whaling

A group of nations banned hunting whales around the world, but Japan left the group and hunts once more.
The age-old tradition of whaling has just been reinstated in Japan after being banned for more… Continue Reading

A New Planet Was Discovered – And Old Theories Must Change

Sometimes new discoveries show us that we didn’t understand the science as well as we thought.
Astronomers keep discovering new planets they don’t understand. Recently, they found a huge planet around a… 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 bustling city… Continue Reading

Scotland Outlaws Parents Spanking Children

Scottish Parliament considers spanking children assault, and has banned all physical punishment.
The Scottish parliament voted 84 to 29 to ban all physical punishment in the country –… Continue Reading

The Spill: Goodbye, Trump?

Weekly news you can use.
Welcome to LNGenZ’s roundup of the trending topics in the news this week. Saudi Arabia Opens… 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. At this… 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 the nation… Continue Reading

Saudi Arabia Opens to Tourists

People from around the world will be allowed to visit the Islamic country.
In September 2019, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia started a new visa program that will allow… 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 of Dixie”… 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 colonies decided… Continue Reading

Will President Trump Be Impeached?

Trump’s opponents have tried to impeach him before. Will they succeed this time?
There has been a lot of talk in the news of impeaching President Donald Trump. Democrats… 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 impeached? Although… Continue Reading

The Spill: From Many, One

All the hot news this week.
Welcome to LNGenZ’s roundup of the trending topics in the news this week. GM Employees on… Continue Reading

GM Employees on Strike

Why are staff at General Motors refusing to work?
Employees at the large auto company General Motors are striking. Since September 15, employees at the… 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 lemonade stand… Continue Reading

Climate Change Action: School Walkouts and UN Summits

Can student protests and UN summits unite the world behind climate change action?
Climate change is a divisive issue. Many believe manmade climate change will be the end of… Continue Reading

E Pluribus Unum and the Great Seal

What is the meaning behind the motto?
Have you ever wondered where we get the words and phrases on our money? “In God… Continue Reading

The Spill: A Young Holiday

All the hot news this week.
Welcome to LNGenZ’s roundup of the trending topics in the news this week. Constitution and Citizenship… Continue Reading

Student Wins Hearts with Shirt Design

Bullied pupil wins a place at his favorite school thanks to homemade logo.
Not every news story is about a major scientific discovery or national leader – some can… Continue Reading

Taxation: What is it?

A day does not go by where taxes are not in the news. This public policy… Continue Reading

North Korea Reaches Out to Trump for More Peace Talks

Can Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un reach an agreement that keeps the world safe from nuclear war?
The threat of nuclear war is too dangerous to ignore. That’s why world leaders got together… Continue Reading

Constitution and Citizenship Day

How September 17 became two national holidays celebrating America.
America celebrates independence on the Fourth of July. But while many consider this the nation’s birthday,… Continue Reading

In God We Trust: How it Started

How the US got its motto.
Have you ever wondered how America got its motto “In God We Trust”? It’s printed on… Continue Reading

The Spill: Moon Landing, 9/11, and Dino Discovery

All the hot news this week.
Welcome to LNGenZ’s roundup of the trending topics in the news this week. India’s Moon Landing… Continue Reading

New Dinosaur Discovered

Scientists find skeleton buried in Japan.
A new species of dinosaur has been discovered. A team of scientists found the fossils in… Continue Reading

The Pros and Cons of Recessions

Both good and bad come from recessions.
The economy grows and shrinks, and we call this the boom and bust cycle. A recession… Continue Reading

America Remembers 9/11

What happened on September 11, 2001?
Never before in the history of the United States had a large-scale terrorist attack occurred on… Continue Reading

India’s Moon Landing –  Small Success, Big Failure

India landed on the moon - sort of.
India has landed a machine on the moon, but the country’s attempts to make a successful… Continue Reading

The Story of the US Dollar

Where did the dollar come from?
The United States dollar – equal to 100 cents – is the nation’s official currency. It… Continue Reading

The Spill: Labor Day, WWII Anniversary, and Womens’ Suffrage

All the hot news this week.
Welcome to LNGenZ’s roundup of the trending topics in the news this week. Who Should We… Continue Reading

80th Anniversary of World War II

Hitler almost took over the world, and it all started in Poland.
On September 1, 1939, the Nazi-controlled Luftwaffe – the German air force – bombed the city… Continue Reading

Climate Change: What’s the Real Deal?

We still have time to wait and see.
You may have heard that humans are destroying the planet by using fossil fuels that release… Continue Reading

Who Should We Thank for Labor Day?

How Labour Day was invented.
For many Americans, Labor Day is a welcome three-day weekend, and a sign that the end… Continue Reading

The Spill: Amazon Fires, Japan Trade, and What is the Electoral College?

All the hot news this week.
Welcome to LNGenZ’s roundup of the trending topics in the news this week. Amazon Fires: New… Continue Reading

The 19th Amendment and Equal Rights for Women

There was a time when women couldn’t vote. The 19th Amendment fixed that.
“Everybody counts in applying democracy. And there will never be a true democracy until every responsible… Continue Reading

Amazon Fires: New Crisis or Old News?

The Amazon rainforest is burning.
According to recent reports, 9,000 fires are raging in the Amazon rainforest. Many people have described… Continue Reading

What Is Free Trade? Pros and Cons of Tariffs

Should the government control trade, or stay out of it?
In economics, free trade happens when buyers and sellers from different countries trade with each other… Continue Reading

How Does the Electoral College Work?

Does the electoral college protect small states, or make the whole process undemocratic?
The electoral college has been the subject of debate since it was first created. With elections… Continue Reading

US and Japan Agree on Trade Deal

Surprise trade deal announced.
President Trump recently traveled to France for the G7 summit, which took place on August 24… Continue Reading

The Spill: Hong Kong Protest, Insects, and Buying Greenland

All the hot news this week.
Welcome to LNGenZ's roundup of the trending topics in the news this week. Anti-Government Protests in… Continue Reading

Trump Offers to Buy Greenland – For Real?

Trump cancels Denmark trip.
President Donald Trump was scheduled to visit Denmark, but he announced on August 20 that he… Continue Reading

What is the Federal Reserve?

How does the Fed work?
The Federal Reserve is in the news again, but since it doesn’t enter family conversations around… Continue Reading

Eating Bugs to Save the Planet?

Would a change of diet stop climate change?
How much meat do you eat? Many Americans eat meat every day, but this common food… Continue Reading

Free Health Care: What Is It?

How should we pay for our health care?
What is free health care? And, most importantly, where would the money come from to pay… Continue Reading

Anti-Government Protests in Hong Kong

Mass protests in Hong Kong.
In the last few weeks, thousands of people have been protesting in Hong Kong. Hong Kong… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Decides Trump Can Build Wall

SCOTUS backs President Trump on border wall.
A major question in politics today is who should be allowed to enter and live in… Continue Reading

Boris Johnson is New Prime Minister of Great Britain

Meet Britain's new prime minister.
Boris Johnson was recently announced the new prime minister of Great Britain. Great Britain is one… Continue Reading

Becoming an American Citizen Just Got Easier

So, what does it take to become a naturalized citizen?
Immigrants who want to become permanent citizens of the United States may find it a little… Continue Reading

Political Parties: Do We Really Need Them?

A look at today's political parties and their history.
Political discussions tend to revolve around the ideas and policies of different political parties. Would it… Continue Reading

Free Speech in College: How Free Should It Be?

Should college be a safe space?
Just how far does the freedom of speech go in college, and how much freedom in… Continue Reading

What’s Up with the Minimum Wage?

How much should people get paid for their work?
Since July 2009, the federal minimum wage has been $7.25 per hour. The House of Representatives… Continue Reading

Crisis at the Border: Is a Wall the Answer?

Discussing the border wall.
After months of debate on immigration policy and whether a border wall is an effective tool… Continue Reading