A State of Her Own
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Students investigate current elected female leaders from around the world and use their research to create challenging crossword puzzles.
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Inauguration and Transition
The United States government functions smoothly only with the successful and peaceful transition of power. Explore the ways that presidential inaugurations can set the tone for these transitions, from careful planning beforehand to...
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