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Constitution Day

On September 17, 1787, leaders from 13 colonies signed the United States Constitution. This officially created the country and earned those 39 men the title Founding Fathers. Today, September 17 is celebrated as Constitution Day. It’s a day that honors the nation’s birthday, the signing of the constitution, and the citizenship of the people.

Constitution Day was declared an official national holiday in 2004 after Louise Leigh and many supporters worked hard for several years to make it happen. September 17 was already Citizenship Day, but Leigh and those who supported her cause loved the Constitution and believed that the day should be called Constitution Day as well.

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North Korea and the United States Talk Peace

When an atom is split, a great amount of energy is released. This is nuclear fission, and it can be used as a source of electricity or it can be used to destroy. Since the discovery of nuclear fission and the invention of atomic bombs, the world has lived in fear of nuclear war. Such bombs destroy huge areas when they explode, but they also send radiation and small bits of stuff into the air. It then moves around the world on the wind and poisons the environment.

That’s why it’s important for world leaders to get along well enough to agree not to drop such bombs on each other.

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School Boy Becomes UT Hero with Homemade Shirt

A fourth-grade student made headlines after he was teased over a homemade football t-shirt. An elementary school in Florida recently held a “college colors” day where students were asked to dress in support of their favorite college sports teams. The unnamed fourth-grader was excited to support the Tennessee Volunteers football team, which plays for the University of Tennessee, but he didn’t own any official clothes displaying the team’s logo. The student “made” his own shirt by handwriting “UT” on a sheet of paper, and pinning it to an orange t-shirt. The boy wore the shirt until some fellow students made fun of the design during lunch.

A teacher at the school, Laura Snyder, said on Facebook that, “After lunch, he came back to my room, put his head on his desk and was crying. Some girls at the lunch table next to his (who didn’t even participate in college colors day) had made fun of his sign that he had attached to his shirt. He was DEVASTATED.”

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