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Civics Flash Cards for the naturalization test. These handy flash cards complement the practice tests on the US CItizenship and Immigration Services website. If you were born a U.S. citizen, see if you know as much as every naturalized citizen! You might be surprised.
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Congaree National Park, South Carolina. About a 3 1/2 mile drive from Atlanta, Congaree offers a cool spot to enjoy a rare old-growth floodplain forest that has witnessed moundbuilder Native peoples, wars, slavery, sanctuary, freedom, fire and flood. There are numerous "champion" bald cypress, pawpaw, loblolly pine, and sweetgum trees, and an extraordinary diversity of southern birds, insects, and mammals viewed from canoe or just walking along the 2.4 mile boardwalk.
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How to talk to a child about a suicide attempt in your family. Modern American warfare is characterized by random IED attacks, an all-volunteer army with multiple and extended deployments, high utilization of the volunteer National Guard, and increased injury survival rates due to advances in battlefield medical care. Many post-9/11 service members suffer from different mental health conditions as a result, and the Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Centers are one of the VA programs seeking to address the needs of these veterans. This publication of its Suicide Prevention Initiative gives suggestions in simple language to help parents speak to their children of various ages.
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The Mexican Expedition, 1916–1917. Another in the series by the U.S. Army Center of Military History on the first World War, this examines the operation known in its time as the "Punitive Expedition". Led by General John Pershing, its mission was to capture, and destroy Francisco "Pancho" Villa and his revolutionary army in northern Mexico in the year prior to the United States' entry into World War I. This campaign marked one of the final times horse cavalry was used on a large scale, and it was one of the first to use trucks and airplanes in the field.
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The Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2018.

Debt to the penny (daily history from Treasury Dept.; also see Treasury's FAQ about the public debt.

USAspending.gov is required by the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act to help citizens understand where tax dollars are spent. Click on a state on the map to see the total amount of spending and the top recipients.

Congressional calendars. Keep up with what they are working on. Senate Legislative Calendar. House Legislative Schedule


U.S. Economy at a Glance. Summary page of the most closely watched statistics, from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Economic Report of the President.  Annually written by the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, the report contains text and extensive data appendices to describe current and foreseeable trends and annual numerical goals concerning topics such as employment, production, real income and Federal budget outlays.

Selected interest rates weekly release from the Federal Reserve. 

Latest unemployment rates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. See Georgia's current unemployment rate (right-hand side).

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