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Presidents' Day
Presidents' Day

Feb. 12, 2024 - The official name of the federal holiday on Feb. 19 is George Washington's Birthday and not Presidents' Day. But because both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, the first and sixteenth president respectively, were born in February, the nation honors both leaders on the same day.

Word of the Day
determined: verb;focused, resolved to accomplish something or achieve a goal; Find it in blue in today's top story!

Writing Practice

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Weekly VOCAB

Week of December

Today In History

February 24

1868: Eleven articles of impeachment were approved by the House of Representatives against President Andrew Johnson who became president upon the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865 as Lincoln was beginning his second term as president.

: Library of Congress: Arizona, formerly part of the Territory of New Mexico, was organized as a separate territory on February 24, 1863. The U.S. acquired the region under the terms of the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the 1853 Gadsden Purchase. Arizona became the forty-eighth state in 1912.

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