Justice Breyer Announces Retirement
Interior of the United States Supreme Court; Credit: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
9 Feb
2022
Written by Valerie Cumming

Justice Breyer Announces Retirement »

In the past few years, the United States has seen several changes to the Supreme Court. Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsberg Read more…

President Biden’s First Year
The White House. Credit: Tetra Images RF/Getty Images
25 Jan
2022
Written by Valerie Cumming

President Biden’s First Year »

President Biden took office a year ago last week. Since then, the Biden administration has achieved some successes and experienced several challenges. Here, Read more…

Biden Speaks Out on Voting Rights
19 Jan
2022
Written by Valerie Cumming

Biden Speaks Out on Voting Rights »

You’ve learned in your U.S. history class about Jim Crow-era voting discrimination techniques: poll taxes, literacy tests, and other measures to restrict African Read more…

Congress Passes Massive Infrastructure Package
The new infrastructure spending package will help repair older roads, bridges, and more.
17 Nov
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Congress Passes Massive Infrastructure Package »

On November 5, 2021, Republicans and Democrats in Congress agreed to pass a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package. (Infrastructure means the physical and organizational Read more…

Afghanistan Falls to the Taliban
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25 Aug
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Afghanistan Falls to the Taliban »

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September 11, 2021, was the Biden administration’s deadline for removing all U.S. military personnel from Afghanistan. However, as the Read more…

Juneteenth: A Federal Holiday
President Joe Biden speaks with Opal Lee after signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
23 Jun
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Juneteenth: A Federal Holiday »

On June 19, 1865, news of the end of the Civil War reached the citizens of Galveston, Texas. This day, known as “Juneteenth,” Read more…

Biden: Let’s Loosen Rules on COVID Vaccine Patent
Coronavirus Covid-19 vaccine development medical with syringe for doctor use to treat pneumonia illness patients.
12 May
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Biden: Let’s Loosen Rules on COVID Vaccine Patent »

As the world struggles to battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some nations have had more success than others. Today, the vaccine is readily Read more…

New Economic Perspectives
There are new economic perspectives from women in the Biden administration.
31 Mar
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

New Economic Perspectives »

President Biden has appointing several women–and often women of color–to critical positions in his administration that will shape the country’s economic future. (Historically, Read more…

President Biden’s Immigration Challenge
US-Mexico border wall in Nuevo Progreso, Tamaulipas, Mexico
24 Mar
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

President Biden’s Immigration Challenge »

The Trump administration faced many criticisms regarding the separation of immigrating children from families on the southern border. Now that a new president Read more…

Biden’s Executive Orders
The oval office at the White House in Washington DC
10 Feb
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Biden’s Executive Orders »

Under Article Two of the U.S. Constitution, a president has broad authority to make executive orders. How presidents have used this privilege has Read more…

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