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Electricity is the activity of electrons. They’re found orbiting the nucleus of an atom and they’re one of the smallest particles in the known universe. Nearly all of the matter surrounding us is made of stable atoms that have an equal number of [...]

2017-09-09T10:43:56+00:00 Comments Off on Electricity

United Nations

Why the UN? In the 1800's the first of the Geneva Conventions established a set of international laws that would take effect during wartime, addressing matters such as the humane treatment of prisoners of war and the protection of unarmed civilians. At the end of WWI the League of Nations was [...]

2017-09-09T10:43:48+00:00 25 Comments

US Government

The role of a democratic government is to secure the rights of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” for each of its citizens. Each branch of the United States government has its own exclusive powers as well as the responsibility to influence the workings of the other two, ensuring [...]

2017-09-09T10:25:23+00:00 Comments Off on US Government

The Executive Branch

The President, the Vice President, and the president’s close advisers encompass the Executive Branch of the U.S. government.  As commander-in-chief, the President has the power to order military action, to negotiate peace treaties and trade agreements, and to enforce the laws that are created [...]

2017-09-09T10:25:44+00:00 2 Comments

The House of Representatives

Members of the House function within the political arena of Washington DC to represent the men, women, and families “back home” in their state districts.  They spend years building relationships and strengthening their influence with other politicians and businessmen that allows them [...]

2017-09-09T10:25:56+00:00 0 Comments

The Senate

Though a term in the Senate is six years, it isn’t unusual for congressmen to be re-elected numerous times. Senators work closely with constituents in their home state to determine what laws could be created or amended to improve their standard of living, and they collaborate [...]

2017-09-09T10:26:04+00:00 Comments Off on The Senate

The Judicial Branch

The Judicial branch governs the constitutionality of the laws created by Congress and provides the legal means to challenge the way the laws are enforced. Article III of the Constitution established the Supreme Court and empowered Congress to create a system of lower federal courts. The [...]

2017-09-09T10:26:20+00:00 193 Comments

World Religions

Religious beliefs provide peace of mind and and a feeling of unity for millions of people in every country around the world. The familiar narratives and symbolic observances can unite families and entire communities to focus together on positive qualities such as happiness, peace, and security. For some people, though, a “higher power” isn’t a [...]

2017-09-09T10:26:45+00:00 Comments Off on World Religions