Amazing America

05Jan 16
U.S. National Park Service Celebrates Its 100th Year

U.S. National Park Service celebrates its 100th year

On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed a law that created the National Park Service. It was designed to manage and care for the U.S. national parks. At that time, the United States had 35 national parks and monuments. Some of them had already existed for years, such as Yellowstone National Park. Established all the…

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07Apr 17

Who was Brother Jonathan?

You might have heard of Uncle Sam. But he was not the first fictional character to be used as a symbol of the United States. Earlier cartoons often used a character called Brother Jonathan. Brother…

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Can groundhogs really predict the weather?

Every year on February 2, crowds gather around the burrow of a groundhog. Loud music blares, people cheer, and eventually, the sleepy groundhog noses his way out of his burrow.…

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Amazing America celebrates the most incredible aspects of the United States. Each book highlights 12 of the most interesting people, events, things, or places that make the country great. Learn about the country’s most important battles, life-changing inventions, meaningful landmarks, breathtaking natural wonders, fascinating myths and legends, and significant monuments. Each book in this series is packed with fun facts and historical information that highlight the best aspects of the United States.